Blogs



Blog: Is Common Ground on the Common Financial Tool possible?

Senior Money Adviser Alan McIntosh looks ahead to a future without the Common Financial Tool

Published 22 November 2018

Blog: Gourmet Burger Kitchen – biting off more than you can chew

As Gourmet Burger Kitchen announces the closure of 17 restaurants in a Company Voluntary Arrangement, the number of empty units on our high streets increases by the day. But when most retail premises are occupied under ten or fifteen year leases, Gregor Duthie, Senior Associate, Real Estate, at Gilson Gray looks at what these insolvency arrangements mean in practice.

Published 16 November 2018

Blog: A winter of discontent for the trillion-dollar tech titans?

By Arlene Ewing, Investment Manager, Brewin Dolphin Glasgow

Published 14 November 2018

Alan McIntosh: Broken laws not the prescription for solving problem debts

Alan McIntosh writes on problem debt ahead of tomorrow's meeting of the Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee

Published 12 November 2018

Blog: The V&A effect pushes Dundee’s residential property market back into positive territory

Bob Fraser, a director in the Dundee office of DM Hall Chartered Surveyors, assesses the V&A effect on the City of Discovery's property market

Published 8 November 2018

Cat Maclean: Trustee decision on distribution a done deed

This week the Supreme Court handed down a judgement in the case of Dooneen v Mond, upholding the judgments of the Inner House and the Lord Ordinary (the late Lord Jones) before it. The claimants were therefore successful before all three courts. So what was their claim about? Cat Maclean examines the case.

Published 2 November 2018

Scottish business leaders Lord Willie Haughey OBE and Charles Hammond win at the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 UK final

Lord Willie Haughey OBE, co-founder and chairman of City Holdings Group and Charles Hammond, CEO of Forth Ports have been named EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 UK winners in two separate categories at an awards ceremony held in London last night.

Published 2 November 2018

Blog: The Debt Arrangement Scheme (Improved Formula)

Senior Money Adviser Alan McIntosh (LLB Hons), investigates the implications of today's changes to the Scottish Debt Arrangement Scheme

Published 29 October 2018

Blog: LBTT has worked – but a Brexit break might be due

By Rodney Whyte, Partner and property and planning specialist at legal firm Pinsent Masons

Published 26 October 2018

Blog: Will millennials ever be able to retire?

Jo Douglas, Financial Planner at Brewin Dolphin in Edinburgh, explores whether a generation caricatured as idle are actually facing an entire lifetime of toil

Published 25 October 2018

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