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

Jack

Jack Robertson
Senior Partner

+44 1382 229111
jrobertson@thorntons-law.co.uk

Alistair

Alistair Lang
Partner

+44 1334 477107
alang@thorntons-law.co.uk

Our Local Offices

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

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Dundee

+44(0)1382 229111

Anstruther

+44(0)1333 314395

Arbroath

+44(0)1241 872683

Cupar

+44(0)1334 652285

Edinburgh

+44(0)131 225 8705

Forfar

+44(0)1307 466886

Kirkcaldy

+44(0)1592 268608

Montrose

+44(0)1674 673444

Perth

+44(0)1738 621212

St Andrews

+44(0)1334 477107

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