Blogs



Blog: The role of a court reporter in a liquidation

Leon Breakey, a partner, and Graham Horn, a senior solicitor at MacRoberts, look at recently issued shrieval guidance on the role of the court reporter in a liquidation

Published 15 December 2017

Blog: Personal Insolvency Rising in Upper Income Bracket

Redundancy is leading to rise in personal insolvency in upper income bracket, writes Linda Barr, director and insolvency practitioner at French Duncan

Published 14 December 2017

Blog: Time for national debate about how savings for retirement are invested

Current pensions policy and the investment approach of many pension schemes is overly cautious, risks leaving us stuck in a rut of low aspirations and is not giving our young people an even chance to succeed, writes ICAS President, Sir Brian Souter

Published 6 December 2017

Blog: Corporate fraud in Scotland is on the rise

In recent years, Scotland’s economy has become increasingly international in scale. While Brexit negotiations create some debate over how we might trade with global markets in the future, it’s widely accepted that long term growth relies on the country maintaining trading ties with economies around the world.

Published 1 December 2017

Blog: When the sum is greater than the parts – the benefits of selling a farm in lots

Duncan Barrie, who leads the farm sales team from estate agent Galbraith’s National Farm Sales Centre in Stirling, reviews how a number of the more than 60 farms sold for a total of £65 million by the firm last year were sold in lots, with the farmhouse, buildings and an area of amenity land packaged together as one lot, leaving the remaining farmland sold either as another larger lot, or as several smaller lots.

Published 30 November 2017

Blog: How Minimum Unit Pricing could impact the drinks sector

Harro Leusink, Corporate Finance Manager and a member of the Brewing & Distilling sector team at Campbell Dallas looks ahead in the wake of last week's lankmark judgement

Published 23 November 2017

Blog: What impact will putting Britain first have on the UK hospitality industry?

French Duncan HR Services Director, Louise McCosh, looks to what lays ahead for the hospitality and leisure sector in post-Brexit Britain

Published 21 November 2017

Blog: What will Brexit mean for tax?

Iain Masterton, a director at Edinburgh-based accountants Chiene + Tait assesses what will be the tax implications of Britain leaving the European Union.  

Published 17 November 2017

Blog: Are payment provisions working in Scotland?

Julie Scott-Gilroy, an associate at BTO Solicitors LLP, looks at how well the construction industry’s payment regime is working.

Published 7 November 2017

Blog: Paradise Papers - how might the fall-out affect the UK and its small businesses?

Brian Palmer, tax policy expert, the Association of Accounting Technicians looks at what the Paradise Papers could mean for your business

Published 6 November 2017

Blog: It's 2007 all over again as property prices in Glasgow's South Side reach new peaks

Steven Graham, residential partner at the Glasgow South offices of DM Hall hails a Southside market renaissance

Published 3 November 2017

Blog: The Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill

Jennifer White, a Glasgow-based solicitor with law firm bto talks us through the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill currently making its way through Parliament.

Published 2 November 2017

Blog: Cartel offence clarified

David Flint and Rebecca Ferguson of Scottish law firm MacRoberts look at an atypical cartel case.

Published 1 November 2017

Blog: Time to call in the Common Financial Tool

Alan McIntosh is a Senior Money Adviser at Inverclyde Council. The views expressed in this blog are his own.

Published 18 October 2017

Blog: The Land and Buildings Transaction Tax is killing the Scottish housing market

Ken McEwan, chief executive of Edinburgh-based estate agency, McEwan Fraser Legal says we all face having to pick-up the tab for what he has condemned as the Scottish Government’s "botched" Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) as he appeals for urgent reform.

Published 5 October 2017