Blogs



Nicola Brown: The economics of litigating low value claims

Nicola Brown, associate solicitor, dispute resolution at Blackadders solicitors, discusses the economics of litigating debts claims under the value of £5,000.

Published 13 February 2020

Kristen Bennie: 'Always on' attitude causes 'life admin paralysis' for Scots

Kristen Bennie, head of open experience at Royal Bank of Scotland, urges that Scots struggling with the stresses of 'life admin' should take time for themselves.

Published 11 February 2020

Shirley McIntosh: Legal sector faces new challenges thanks to property tax changes

Shirley McIntosh, tax partner at RSM, discusses the new challenges facing the legal sector amid changes in property tax.

Published 5 February 2020

Fraser Campbell: Rest of the world wants to do business with Scotland

In light of Brexit, Fraser Campbell, head of family business and international advisory partner at Campbell Dallas, details how the rest of the world wants to do business with Scotland.

Published 3 February 2020

Mark Brown: Audits are good for business

Mark Brown, audit, accounts and business assurance partner at Meston Reid & Co, said the practice is finding more and more companies are seeking an audit, even when not required to do so.

Published 3 February 2020

Dave Philp: Businesses must prepare for R&D tax relief crackdown

Dave Philp, head of R&D tax at accountancy firm Chiene + Tait, urges business to prepare for a research and development (R&D) tax relief crackdown.

Published 31 January 2020

Susie Walker: Uncertainty for businesses to continue beyond Brexit day

As the UK enters the Brexit transition period, Susie Walker, head of tax at Johnston Carmichael, urges businesses to be prepared for leaving the EU without a trade deal.

Published 31 January 2020

Michael Reid: Personal Service Companies: Is voluntary liquidation a practical response to IR35?

Michael Reid, insolvency partner at Aberdeen-based Meston Reid & Co, discusses whether voluntary liquidation is a practical response to IR35.

Published 24 January 2020

James Kergon: Data could drive success for Scotland's dealmakers

James Kergon, a partner and head of KPMG's deal advisory team in Scotland, looks back at 2019 and previews 2020 from an M&A perspective, focusing on how data and tech are going to drive a lot of future Scottish activity.

Published 23 January 2020

Alastair McCoan: Don't let dilapidations leave a business move in disrepair

Alastair McCoan, building consultancy partner at Knight Frank Glasgow, discusses how businesses can avoid being hit with a large dilapidations bill when making an office move.

Published 23 January 2020

Susan Currie: Tax avoidance schemes and liquidation

Susan Currie, solicitor at Blackadders, discusses the intricacies of tax avoidance schemes and liquidation.

Published 17 January 2020

Alan Stewart: Inheritance tax - consider all the options

Alan Stewart, tax partner at chartered accountancy practice Meston Reid & Co urges individuals to consider all the options when it comes to inheritance tax.

Published 14 January 2020

Andrew Sackey: Corporate fraud crackdown is gathering pace

Andrew Sackey, partner and head of tax fraud investigation at Pinsent Masons, discusses the accelerating speed of the crackdown on corporate fraud.

Published 10 January 2020

Callum McInnes: Bridging finance - Positive alternative funding or dangerous gamble for investors and developers?

Callum McInnes of BTO solicitors discusses the pros and cons of bridging finance.

Published 24 December 2019

John Moore: Markets in 2020 - More of the same ahead?

John Moore, senior investment manager at Brewin Dolphin, highlights the company's predictions for the year ahead.

Published 24 December 2019