Blogs



Blog: Do insolvencies spell trouble?

With third-quarter corporate insolvency statistics to be published this week and likely to show a continued rise in the number of business failures in Scotland, Eileen Blackburn, head of restructuring and debt advisory at French Duncan, looks at what the trend can mean

Published 22 October 2018

Stephen Martin: Don't invest in technology for technology's sake

Stephen Martin, head of office at Brewin Dolphin Glasgow, warns against investing in technology that's been developed for its own sake.

Published 17 October 2018

Blog: Stamping out Missing Trader Fraud

Greg McNally, a VAT Partner at Campbell Dallas looks ahead to the implications of new VAT laws set to come into force in 12 months time

Published 11 October 2018

Blog: It’s time to talk about Brexit

Neil Greene, Senior Consultant – Financial Services, HRC Recruitment

Published 10 October 2018

Blog: FCA issue fine against Tesco Bank - the importance of prioritising cyber security

By David Gourlay, Partner in MacRoberts' IP, Technology and Commercial team

Published 4 October 2018

Jennifer Craven: We need to work together to tackle the rise of financial crime

Jennifer Craven, lawyer and civil fraud and asset recovery expert at law firm Pinsent Masons, writes on the rise of financial crime in the UK.

Published 14 September 2018

Blog: Equal pay shouldn’t obscure Glasgow’s steady progress

Graham Sharp, Chair of the Accounts Commission says the implications of the current equal pay storm engulfing Glasgow City Council should be viewed within a wider context

Published 29 August 2018

Blog: Cash is not king – how inflation erodes savings

Bruce Swankie, Financial Adviser at Brewin Dolphin Aberdeen warns against hoarding cash

Published 29 August 2018

Blog: The double-edged sword of financial services regulation

Well-intentioned financial regulation puts jobs and investment outcomes at risk, says Stephen Webster, chief executive of Thorntons Investments

Published 28 August 2018

Blog: Anything to Declare?

Stuart Petrie, senior tax manager at Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP, addresses the looming deadline to disclose overseas assets or income, using beneficial HMRC terms under its Worldwide Disclosure Facility

Published 22 August 2018

Blog: Debtor the winner in judicial scrutiny of bankruptcy case law

Andrew Foyle, a solicitor advocate and litigation partner in the Edinburgh office of Shoosmiths examines a recent decision of the Sheriff Appeal Court in McGleish – v - Tough & Leslie

Published 21 August 2018

Charles Livingstone: Financial services legislation under the EU (Withdrawal) Act – safely onshored?

As negotiations between the EU and the UK continue after the publication of the UK’s White Paper containing proposals for the future UK-EU relationship, the UK government is preparing for Brexit. This includes making the orders required to modify the legal landscape for a post-Brexit future, under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (“the Withdrawal Act”). Charles Livingstone discusses what the White Paper proposes for financial services as well as the first batch of proposed orders to be made under the Withdrawal Act.

Published 17 August 2018

Blog: Don't be evil – Google fined record £3.8bn for abusing dominant position

On 18 July the EU Commission handed Google a record fine of £3.8bn (€4.34bn) for abuse of its dominant position in relation to the Android operating system. David Flint and Rebecca Henderson of MacRoberts explain why the tech giant incurred the Commission's wrath

Published 10 August 2018

Blog: Supreme Court decision may impact on directors and prescriptive periods in Scotland

Scottish insolvency practitioners may be able to use a decision of the Supreme Court in an English case on time limit in support of bringing claims against company directors, even if the claims are over five years old and, on the face it of it, are out of time, writes Katrina Lumsdaine, Partner at Anderson Strathern.

Published 10 August 2018