Blogs



Blog: Taylor Review - good time for business to focus on employee engagement

Diane Nicol, head of employment at Pinsent Masons and one of three panel members supporting Matthew Taylor on the Taylor Review, writes about the implications for employers.

Published 18 July 2017

Blog: Could employee ownership work for your business?

For small businesses in every sector, employee ownership is highly topical, and a solution worth considering if you’re thinking about the future prosperity of your business, says Douglas Roberts, Corporate and Technology Partner at Scottish law firm Lindsays

Published 10 July 2017

Blog: Scottish firms are ready for VCT moves

Rosalie Chadwick, partner and head of corporate finance at Pinsent Masons takes the temperature of Scotland’s IPO climate

Published 28 June 2017

Blog: New tax offence will be a game changer for businesses

Paul Marshall, who leads the corporate crime and investigations team at Scottish law firm Brodies explores the implications of the  Criminal Finances Act 2017 for businesses in tax evasion cases.

Published 12 June 2017

Blog: The challenges that face Scottish entrepreneurs

Sandy Kennedy,  chief executive at Entrepreneurial Scotland looks at the obstacles confronting the nation’s wealth creators.

Published 8 June 2017

Blog: Encouraging signs for PRS schemes in Scotland

James Andersen,  a Property and Construction specialist at Grant Thornton in Scotland, on the need to tackle Scotland’s housing crisis and the role that the Private Rented Sector (PRS) can play in this.

Published 7 June 2017

Blog: Increased emphasis on ADR in commercial actions in Scotland

New requirements for commercial actions highlight a change in emphasis for alternative dispute resolution in Scotland, writes Julie Scott-Gilroy.

Published 26 May 2017

Blog: One year to GDPR - what do businesses need to do?

With today marking one year until General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force, George Scott, Director of KPMG’s Cyber and Privacy practice in Scotland, highlights what business must do to ensure they don’t fall foul of the new legal framework

Published 25 May 2017

Blog: How would the latest London mega divorce fare under Scots law?  

Sally Nash is a senior associate at Gilson Gray, discusses how the latest record-breaking divorce case in England would be treated north of the border.

Published 18 May 2017

Blog: Buy-to-let pain for long-term gain

By David Alexander, managing director at DJ Alexander

Published 18 May 2017

Blog: Cyber-Security Breaches – A Fact of Life?

By James Callender account manager at insurer Lockton Companies LLP

Published 16 May 2017

Blog: Doing business in the US – tips for Scottish businesses

Leading US Attorney Robert Dewar recently spoke at an event at Scottish accountancy firm French Duncan on ‘Doing Business in the US’.  Here, the Scot who completed his law studies at Edinburgh University and is now an Attorney with American law firm, Williams Mullen in Richmond, Virginia, offers his latest Letter from America on how Scottish businesses should operate across the pond.

Published 16 May 2017

Blog: Dispelling the myths of bond funding for the social housing sector

HBJ Gateley’s Susan McDonald on the lessons learned from bond funding as a means to finance social housing associations.

Published 4 May 2017

Blog: All eyes on Houston, but corporate finance expert tells investors that Aberdeen should be on their radar

Tom Faichnie is managing director of Hall Morrice Corporate Finance and in a career spanning over 20 years has built up a reputation as the ‘go to’ man for private equity houses looking to invest in oilfield services companies in Aberdeen. He’ll be at OTC in Houston, and he explains here why he’ll be telling investors gathered Stateside that they should be looking at the Granite City as the land of opportunity.

Published 3 May 2017