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IWD Interview: Allison Devine, Senior Partner, Alexander Sloan

Allison Devine, who this year became the first ever female senior partner at Scottish accountancy firm Alexander Sloan, which at 151 years old is one of Scotland’s longest established firms of accountants and business advisers, talks to Scottish Financial News about her rapid rise as part of our International Women’s Day special

Published 8 March 2018

IWD Profile: Louise Grant - Partner, EQ Accountants

Louise Grant (39) is a Partner with EQ Chartered Accountants. Based in the firm’s Dundee office, Louise, a mother-of-two, heads up the Healthcare team and has been working with the firm for almost 15 years. She tells us about life as a partner a one of Scotland's fastest growing CA firms

Published 8 March 2018

Business benefits in promoting female entrepreneurship

As part of our focus on International Women's Day, Carol Flockhart, managing partner at accountancy firm Chiene + Tait, highlights the work done by Investing Women's Ambition and Growth Conference, which opens in Edinburgh today, to drive female entrepreneurship throughout the country

Published 8 March 2018

IWD Blog: Celebrating International Women's Day - what needs to change

On International Women's Day 2018, Ingrid de Quiroz McGhee, Partner at tax advisory firm Leyton Legal's Glasgow office, discusses workplace discrimination and the need for change when it comes to gender equality

Published 8 March 2018

IWD Blog: The roots of accountancy's continued pay gap

On International Women's Day, Robert Outram of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) asks how can social background or gender still be among the factors determining a CA’s salary?

Published 8 March 2018

Blog: Red alert! Louboutin struggles to put best foot forward

David Flint, partner at MacRoberts, and Rebecca Henderson a trainee at the Scottish law firm, look at the recent case of trademarking colours

Published 5 March 2018

Blog: Are you ready for the return?

Commercial tenants in Scotland are about to experience a shake-up in their tax returns. Revenue Scotland have published new guidance over the past week to help explain how leasehold interests are affected, Gregor Duthie, senior associate, real estate at Gilson Gray, takes a look at the changes

Published 20 February 2018

Blog: Recovering VAT on undefended expenses

David Alexander, a partner at Gilson Gray LLP comments on a recent case on the recoverability (or otherwise) of VAT on expenses from the unsuccessful party

Published 19 February 2018

Blog: Don’t let growth suffer in the face of uncertainty

Alasdair Green, a senior manager within Aberdeen-based accountants Anderson Anderson Brown's consulting divison, makes the case for not allowing uncertainty to stifle growth

Published 16 February 2018

Blog: Collaboration and resilience fuel growth in Scotland

Andrew Howie , managing partner of Grant Thornton in Scotland finds reasons to be cheerful for Scotland’s business community at the start of a year of unknowns

Published 14 February 2018

Blog: Interest rate rises loom over pension transfer values

Kirsty Lister, financial planning associate at Chiene + Tait Financial Planning, explores the possible impact of interest rate rises on pension transfer values

Published 12 February 2018

Blog: Decline in insolvencies conceals real picture

Insolvencies are down in Scotland but all might not be as it seems, argues Matt Henderson, head of restructuring, at Johnston Carmichael

Published 6 February 2018

Blog: modern succession planning

To mark Scottish Family Business Day, Robert Burns, partner at Scottish law firm Burness Paull, takes a look at how a business can be structured to suit your family’s needs.

Published 6 February 2018

Scottish public contracts should not be awarded on cost alone, says architect

There needs to be a fundamental reappraisal of the way public contracts are awarded to ensure the uncertainty facing Carillion workers and sub-contractors is not repeated, according to the architects behind a host of Scottish university buildings.

Published 30 January 2018

Blog: Tools to weather an insolvency storm in the construction industry

In the wake of Carillion's collapse, Shona McCusker, a solicitor at Scottish law firm MacRoberts, looks at the contractual protections available to construction parties

Published 26 January 2018