Blogs



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

Blog: Scotland’s churches are part of our national treasure, but valuation presents a professional challenge

Chartered surveyor Adam Jennings based in the Glasgow North office of DM Hall Chartered Surveyors on the intricacies of valuing churches

Published 25 January 2018

Blog: Gentle undulations, rather than peaks and troughs. Just the property market we’d wish for

Eric Curran, managing partner of DM Hall Chartered Surveyors, based in the firm’s Glasgow North office, talks about how the Scottish property market is shaping up in 2018.

Published 24 January 2018

Blog: Accountant in Bankruptcy have no case to answer

Alan McIntosh (LLB Hons) who blogs on debt at www.advicescotland.com makes the case for the defence of the Accountant in Bankruptcy in the wake of this week's BBC bankruptcy revelations

Published 10 January 2018

Blog: Johnston Carmichael experts reveal their top 10 business predictions for 2018

After a snap general election, the beginning of Brexit and Bank of England interest rates rising for the first time in 10 years, the economy saw its share of surprises in 2017.

Published 5 January 2018

Blog: New Year message from Tim Allan, President of Scottish Chambers of Commerce

With no elections and no referendums in the diary, The Scottish Chambers of Commerce sees 2018 as a year to focus on growing Scotland’s economy, writes its president, Tim Allan

Published 4 January 2018

Blog: Gender debate should spark new thinking in Scotland’s business community

Anita Eunson, a Tax Director at Grant Thornton, and leader of the firm’s Employer Solutions practice in Scotland, tackles the gender debate and the changes it could bring to Scotland's business landscape

Published 20 December 2017

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