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James Forbes is a Partner at  Scottish law firm Burness Paul

Published 2 June 2015

Scottish Friendly completes Marine & General takeover

Scottish Friendly Assurance has announced the completion of its takeover of Marine & General Mutual (M&GM).

Published 2 June 2015

Law Society of Scotland joins forces with Tilney Bestinvest

Investment and planning group, Tilney Bestinvest has been appointed as the Law Society of Scotland’s expert partner offering investment management and financial advice for solicitors’ clients.

Published 2 June 2015

Investors with industry insight can drive North Sea deals, says KPMG

Specialist investors with an understanding of the cyclical nature of the oil and gas industry see opportunities in the current oilfield services market, according to KPMG.

Published 2 June 2015

Treasury hints at Lloyds retail share sale as another per cent is sold off

The UK Government has confirmed that it will launch a Lloyds share sale to the public "in the next 12 months".

Published 1 June 2015

Business Briefs - June 1

Complete Prestwick Airport Board announced

Published 1 June 2015

BoS commits to plastic bank notes

The Bank of Scotland has announced that its next £5 and £10 banknotes will be printed on plastic.

Published 1 June 2015

Scotland boasts lowest female unemployment in Europe

Scotland has the lowest rate of female unemployment of any country in Europe with the female unemployment rate at 4 per cent, according to new data.

Published 1 June 2015

Tributes paid to finance chief following charity walk death

Tributes have been paid to Scottish motor dealer Arnold Clark’s long-standing finance director Hugh Wallace, who died last month just hours after completing a gruelling charity trek in Spain.

Published 1 June 2015

Clydesdale sued for £2.5m over overdraft that cost couple £400,000

Clydesdale Bank is being sued by a property developing couple who claim the Glasgow lender charged them more than £400,000 for an overdraft, which if true would make it the most expensive overdraft facility ever granted by a high street bank.

Published 1 June 2015

270 firms raise cash for £600m RBS-GRG class action

A group of companies, a third of which are Scottish, are set to launch a £600 million case action against Royal Bank of Scotland after securing financial backing for the crusade.

Published 1 June 2015

Johnston Carmichael boosts senior team with host of key appointments

Mid-tier accountants Johnston Carmichael has announced eight key appointments as it expands and strengthens its senior team as part of the firm’s growth and succession planning strategy.

Published 1 June 2015

Deloitte boosts Scottish team with new partner promotions

Deloitte has announced the appointment of Ann Aspinall and David Sweeney to its Scottish partnership.

Published 1 June 2015

Business Briefs - May 29

Net lending from banks participating in the UK Government's Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS) to small and medium-sized enterprises grew by £635m in the first three months of the year, according to official data released by the Bank of England.

Published 29 May 2015

New Clydesdale boss to start next week

David Duffy, the man charged with taking over as chief executive of Clydesdale and Yorkshire banks as they prepare for their sell-off by parent company NAB, is set to begin work after receiving regulatory approval.

Published 29 May 2015