Governance and regulatory issues

Matters of corporate governance are becoming increasingly significant to all businesses as a consequence of legislative changes such as the Companies Act 2006 and the Bribery Act 2010. In addition, many public and quasi-public bodies are dealing with governance and regulatory issues which arise from their unique operating environments.

How can Thorntons help?

At Thorntons, we work closely with corporate clients and organisations such as universities and housing associations to assist them with the governance and regulatory issues. We also advise the charitable and not-for-profit sector, and have considerable experience of establishing legal vehicles for charities and social enterprises.

We regularly advise our clients in relation to:

  • Drafting and reviewing of constitutional documents for a wide range of entities including companies, industrial and provident societies and charities
  • Governance matters relating to the holding of meetings and making of decisions
  • Duties of company directors and charity trustees
  • Best practice of companies to secure compliance with the Bribery Act 2010
  • Compliance with legislation including the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and the Data Protection Act 1998

Key Contacts


Alistair Lang

+44 1334 477107


Jack Robertson

+44 1382 229111

Our Local Offices

We have offices across Scotland, offering legal advice and property services

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+44(0)1382 229111


+44(0)1333 314395


+44(0)1241 872683


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+44(0)131 225 8705


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+44(0)1592 268608


+44(0)1674 673444


+44(0)1738 621212

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+44(0)1334 477107

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