Blogs



Ledingham Chalmers: Business interruption claims - a significant step forward

Victoria Leslie, partner at Ledingham Chalmers and Laila Kennedy, legal executive (litigation), discuss how business interruption claims are a vital step forward for firms who paid for enhanced business interruption insurance, but had their claims rejected.

Published 29 September 2020

Douglas Mill sees light at the end of the COVID tunnel for Scotland’s solicitors

As we move past the six-month mark with COVID-19 and with further business restriction pending, our sister publication Scottish Legal News asked Douglas Mill, who in the last 12 years has consulted with over 130 firms throughout the country, how things were going for High Street solicitors and how he saw matters playing out.

Published 29 September 2020

Murray Jack: Impact of COVID-19 could drive Scottish business to embrace private equity on larger scale

Murray Jack, partner at Addleshaw Goddard, discusses how the coronavirus crisis could drive Scottish businesses to embrace private equity on a larger scale.

Published 29 September 2020

Peter Shand: Take a leaf out of Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp’s book

Peter Shand explores the latest trend of the super-wealthy setting up finance and legal offices to deal with their affairs.

Published 28 September 2020

David Findlay: Why collaboration is key for valuations in uncertain times

David Findlay, associate for valuations at Knight Frank Glasgow, discusses the lifting of material uncertainty clauses from commercial property.

Published 25 September 2020

Kirsty Ross: Scotland's resilient family businesses can ride out the COVID storm

Kirsty Ross, head of KPMG’s family business team in Scotland, discusses the resilience of family businesses and how firms can use their generational experience to ride out the COVID-19 storm.

Published 24 September 2020

Susan Dunlop: Scotland’s resilient food and drink sector faces an uncertain year ahead

To mark the end of Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight, Susan Dunlop shares a few thoughts on the prospects for the industry in the coming months with uncertainty dominating.

Published 18 September 2020

Adam Hardie: Innovation and diversification key to retaining new food and drink customers

Adam Hardie, head of food and drink at Johnston Carmichael, considers the challenges as the food and drink sector returns to "normal".

Published 17 September 2020

Jonathan Smith: Engaging with your team - a key route to success

Jonathan Smith, Aberdeen-based business coach and facilitator at The Alternative Board, discusses the importance of having engaged employees as the UK recovers from the coronavirus pandemic. 

Published 11 September 2020

Alison Bryce: Premium products face no-deal threat

Alison Bryce, partner at Dentons, writes about the uncertainty for the Scottish food and drink industry in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Published 9 September 2020

Iain Masterton: VAT’s a big No Deal issue

Iain Masterton, head of VAT at accountants Chiene + Tait, discusses the complications a No Deal Brexit will create for UK businesses. 

Published 8 September 2020

Simon Capaldi: The office as we knew it may be dead; long live the office of the future

Simon Capaldi, office agency partner at Knight Frank Edinburgh, gives his thoughts on what businesses may want from their offices post-lockdown.

Published 7 September 2020

Pent up demand boosts Edinburgh and Lothians property market

Neilsons looks at the release of pent up demand for property in Edinburgh and the Lothians.

Published 7 September 2020

Richard Bathgate: Restructuring doesn’t need to mean the end of your business – in fact, it could save it

Richard Bathgate, restructuring partner at Johnston Carmichael, discusses the potential benefits of restructuring your business. 

Published 31 August 2020

Shepherd and Wedderburn: Ethical finance poised to unleash the green recovery

Peter Alderdice, senior associate in Shepherd and Wedderburn’s banking and finance team and Daniel Boynton, a solicitor in the firm's pensions team, detail how ethical finance can kickstart the green recovery of Scotland's economy after COVID-19.

Published 31 August 2020