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Gordon Reid

Partner - Charities

Gordon Reid

I lead the Charities team. I work with charities and independent schools of all shapes and sizes, advising on all aspects of charity law and practice – initial formation and registration, day-to-day advice on constitutional and governance issues, mergers, dealing with charity property and dissolution. I regularly run training sessions for trustees and governors, helping them to better understand their role and responsibilities.

I seek to get to know my clients well, to understand their priorities and challenges. I serve as a trustee for a number of charities and I believe that hands-on experience means I give practical advice to my clients.

I am on the Charity Commission’s panel of approved Interim Managers and a member of the Charity Law Association, where I have served on working parties.

Outside work, my wife and I are very involved in our local church and I serve as a trustee for a number of faith-based organisations and two of Guildford’s oldest charities, both dating back to the 1600s.

'He is described by clients as an "expert in the field who gives sensible, plain English advice that you can easily understand and follow."'
Chambers, 2020

'Gordon Reid is highlighted for his 'quick and clear responses and genial manner'
Legal 500, 2019

Gordon Reid is a highly capable lawyer who never allows matters to drift.
Legal 500, 2017
The 'first class' Gordon Reid 'provides tailored support and sees all angles'.
Legal 500, 2017