New book to address a gap in the market and provide a comprehensive guide to charity law
A new Practical Guide to Charity Law in Scotland – written by a group of leading charity lawyers, including Shepherd and Wedderburn partner Malcolm Rust – has been published to help address a gap in the market for a comprehensive and practical manual to Scottish charity law which is available to everyone.
Publication of the title by W Green follows the 10th anniversary of the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator’s assumption of powers.
Its team of expert authors, which was led by general editor James McNeill QC, addresses, among other topics, establishing, running and dissolving charities.
The guide, which publishers say is an essential resource for anyone managing a charity, or solicitors providing advice to charity trustees, also features a number of case studies drawing on relevant case law and practical examples.
Malcolm Rust, an accredited Law Society of Scotland charity law specialist, who regularly advises Shepherd and Wedderburn’s charity clients on regulatory and economic challenges, contributes a chapter on charity trustees.
Drawing on his experience acting as a charity trustee on several boards, he addresses issues including the appointment and removal of trustees, their duties under the 2005 Act, personal liability, indemnity insurance and changes to the structure or constitution of a charity.
The book (pictured) can be bought online from Sweet & Maxwell.