Senscot Legal provides knowledgeable, user-friendly and practical support through workshops and one-to-one sessions. Members, new start social entrepreneurs and Dundee SEN have benefited from the advice and we will continue to use this excellent service.
Graeme Allison, Photobility CIC
Working with Senscot Legal was so easy. Helen my advisor, had great knowledge of the subject and quickly grasped the needs and ideas behind my enterprise. In only a matter of weeks my company was incorporated and i was good to go. The team were really friendly and were more than happy to help if I had any queries; Even after incorporation. FBook, Twitter
Phyllis Anderson, Indigo Sun CIC
I found the experience of Senscot Legal advising a fledgling CIC a rewarding experience in terms of professionalism, courtesy, knowledge and would highly recommend Senscot Legal and the team. FBook.
Susan Smith, Dundee SEN
As a Registered Charity and growing Social Enterprise it has been so good to have easy and immediate access to a legal team that really understands the diverse nature of our sector and the barriers we often face in our dealings with the public and corporate sectors, and the financial restraints we face in terms of legal governance. Our organisation has called upon the services of Senscot Legal twice last year to assist with two issues which were ‘poles apart’ in legal cases, and I truly valued the way in which they were able to support the organisation and progress speedy and satisfactory outcomes. Thank you Senscot Legal.
Jean Cumming, Crisis
Senscot Legal supplied a great service to us and were very responsive to our needs as a start-up company and charity. Senscot Legal staff listened to our requirements, keep us up to date with progress and expertly conveyed our plans into a working constitution. They were our partners in all stages towards achieving Charitable status. We look forward to working with Senscot Legal in the future and would have no hesitation in recommending Senscot to others setting out on the road to establishing a Social Enterprise.
Eileen Calder, FASD Scotland
At the start of 2013, Assist Social Capital changed our status from being a company limited by guarantee with charitbable status to become a Community Interest Company. This had never been done before in Scotland so we needed expert advise to help us chart a way through this situation. We received fantastic support from Senscot Legal. Karina McRitchie’s knowledge of social enterprise was critical, allowing her to liaise with OSCR and the CIC Regulator on our behalf in a process previsouly untested. Senscot Legal has also renewed our company policies ensuring they are up to date and in line with new laws and regulations, which took a huge weight off our team.
I cannot praise Senscot Legal highly enough, their professionallity, deep understanding of social enterprise and the ability to communicate effectively with non-legal people, which makes them a briliant resource for the third sector in Scotland. We will definitely be working with them in the future for advice on contracts and setting up trading arms, etc.
Colin Campbell, Assist Social Capital
Senscot Legal’s efficient and professional services, inspires confidence! Their fast, straight forward legal solutions coupled with extremely helpful, knowledgeable and friendly staff are amazing! I would not hesitate to recommend them!
Kirsty Mitchell, The Connextions Foundation
I was passed Senscot Legal’s highly recommended details from my advisor at Glasgow Regeneration Agency as his dealings with them in the past had been positive and the legal support they provide social enterprise and third sector organisations made them the ideal source for this guidance. I required the necessary paperwork to be completed for the incorporation of my Community Interest Company and accompanying documentation including the Articles of Association for it. Having no previous legal knowledge or experience, I was relieved to be in the more than capable hands of Karina MacRitchie at Senscot. Her friendly and approachable attitude made the experience, one that could have been very tense and nerve-racking, an enjoyable one that passed off without issue or complaint. I would have no qualms about recommending Senscot Legal and Karina MacRitchie to any other party that require a similar service. I would thank them for their unwavering support and will most definitely use them again, when necessity requires it.
Craig Cooper, SoCo Solutions CIC
Many social enterprises require regular employment law support to deal with business issues and we have found that supplementing our existing Corporate Services Team with the services of Senscot Legal has been the most effective solution for our business. We would have no hesitation in recommending Senscot Legal to other social enterprises as we have had consistently good outcomes, positive staff feedback and excellent value for money.
Gerry Higgins, CEiS
Senscot Legal provided a highly professional service who delivered on their commitment to us. When establishing Social Network Developments and subsequently MindU, Senscot Legal translated our ideas into an appropriate legal framework. We have always received excellent service, great communication and valuable advice. We would have no hesitation in recommending Senscot Legal and would be happy to use their services again in the future.
David Lyon, Social Network Developments Ltd
Glasgow’s Regeneration Agency (GRA) commissioned Senscot Legal to deliver Governance Workshops to Social Enterprises. Senscot Legal were well informed on the subject, flexible in their approach and met the brief well. Feedback from our clients was very positive and we are always happy to work in partnership with Senscot Legal to support Glasgow’s Social Enterprise Sector.
Nicola Angus, Jobs & Business Glasgow
We commissioned Senscot Legal to process our application to OSCR for charitable status”. This was successfully achieved in a very quick turnaround, without any complications or problems. Senscot Legal were extremely helpful all along the way providing help and advice and steering us in the right path. They charged a very reasonable fee for this service which was certainly money well spent. We would strongly recommend any other 3rd sector organisation going down this route.
Peter Livingstone, Eadha Enterprises
I was put in touch with Senscot Legal by Firstport, who advised that they (Senscot) were specialists in helping with the legal side of forming a charity. After the initial contact I was passed to Karina MacRitchie, whom I can only say surpassed all my expectations, being polite and most helpful in all ways, no question causing any problem at all, but most of all professional at all times. With this in mind I would not hesitate to recommend Senscot Legal to anyone considering going down the charity/social enterprise route.
Neil Donaldson, Regener8 Central SCIO
I never knew a legal service could be so straightforward, effective, helpful and, above all, human! Senscot Legal guided us through the process from informal group to fully fledged SCIO without any gobbledegook or stuffy legalese… whilst treating us with great courtesy and kindness along the way. Quite simply the best legal team I’ve ever worked with!”
Pete White, Positive Prison? Positive Futures…
I received support from Senscot Legal in my 2nd year of business, they arranged to reregister my company from a Ltd to a CIC and supported me to ensure my memo of arts were fit for purpose. They were very professional and knowledgeable. I have called them on a few occasions for advice and always found them to be very friendly and accommodating. I am recommending them to others at every opportunity and would not hesitate to do business with them again. Thank you Senscot.
Marianne Paterson, Ayrshire Childrens Services CIC & Essentials Plus Ltd
A Moment’s Peace had a very positive experience with Senscot. From our first meeting, where we were invited in and offered honest and clear advice about our options (in relation to reconstituting and applying for charitable status), right the way through to us successfully being registered as a SCIO with OSCR, Senscot were efficient, supportive and seemed to have a real awareness of how a grassroots organisation like ours runs. I would highly recommend working with Senscot. It is clear that they have integrity and that their drive to ensure best practice within smaller companies is at the heart of what they do.
Catrin Evans, A Moment’s Peace Theatre Company
I had a fantastically smooth experience working with Karina at Senscot Legal, from the first phone call to the completion of tasks. She was knowledgeable in all the right areas and I felt assured that Senscot would perform as per the remit. I was guided through each step of the process very clearly and found all communication fantastic, which is reassuring when you have so much on your to-do list – they really helped take any stress or confusion out of the process.
Emily Reid, Eco Drama
When we were looking for advice on how best to re-structure the legal status of the Club, Senscot Legal provided clear guidance every step of the way. They even made representation on our behalf to ensure the Licensing Authority were satisfied with the provisions of our amended constitution. Great service at an affordable price – would have no hesitation in using this service again.
Pat O’Hara, Palacerigg Golf Club CIC