Experienced in charity and public law matters, Marion is one of the few solicitors accredited by The Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in charity law. Provides corporate, governance and business advice in relation to charities, social housing, regeneration, local authority and regulatory matters, including regulatory intervention. Advises many clients on: becoming a charity; non-charitable trading; proposed activities for charities and subsidiaries; contracts; policies; regulatory and governance issues. Advises charities and trustees on applications for reorganisation under the Charities legislation or change of legal form, which are often complex and can involve more than one charity. E.g. assisting a large unincorporated association to transfer into a company, where as well as charity regulatory requirements there are specific requirements to meet in order to manage historic pension liabilities. As charities often work within group structures, Marion advises on group arrangements, e.g. finalising an Independence Agreement to set out how the different organisations (charity and non-charity) work together. Regularly provides training on charity law and good governance for clients and others, including the Legal Services Agency. Having completed a secondment with the charity regulator in 2012, Marion has particular insight into the regulation of charities in Scotland.