Blogs



Iain Penman: Byres v Chen – why fiduciary duties may still apply after a director resigns

Iain Penman, senior associate at Brodies LLP, discusses fiduciary duties and why they may still apply after a director resigns.

Published 29 April 2021

Tim Cooper: Low levels of insolvencies in Scotland can't last forever

Tim Cooper, chair of insolvency and restructuring trade body R3 in Scotland, has said that the low levels of corporate and personal insolvencies in Scotland over the last year cannot last forever. 

Published 28 April 2021

Stuart Patrick: Where is the plan for our stricken airports?

Stuart Patrick, chief executive of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, highlights the need for a plan of action for Scotland's airports in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 28 April 2021

Stuart Gillies: Declining use of cash leads to greater confidence in fintechs

Stuart Gillies, an associate with law firm Dentons, highlights how the declining use of cash as a result of the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in an increase in confidence in financial technology.

Published 27 April 2021

Craig Alexander Rattray: Uncertainty will dampen Scots’ spending spree

Craig Alexander Rattray, a Glasgow-based growth strategist and founder of CR Corporate Solutions, reveals why the Scottish consumer is unlikely to splash their cash when the retail sector reopens its doors today.

Published 26 April 2021

Iain Penman: Minimal Asset Process (MAP) bankruptcy in Scotland

Iain Penman, senior associate in litigation at Brodies LLP, explains the advantages and disadvantages of a Minimal Asset Process (MAP) bankruptcy in Scotland.

Published 26 April 2021

Ian McMonagle: Severe crackdown on fraudulent furlough scheme claims and Bounce Back Loans set to begin

Ian McMonagle, taxation director at business advisory firm Russell & Russell, highlights HMRC’s plan to track down those who have fraudulently claimed money during the pandemic.

Published 23 April 2021

Neil Bradbrook: Businesses must learn the lessons of Euro Super League fiasco

Neil Bradbrook, managing director of Falkirk-based Ahead Business Consulting, examines what lessons can be learned for businesses from the Europe Super League debacle.

Published 22 April 2021

Helen Brand: ACCA marks Earth Day 2021

Helen Brand, chief executive of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), discusses how the association is marking Earth Day this year.

Published 22 April 2021

Rupert Thompson: Time to Value

Rupert Thompson, chief investment officer at wealth management group Kingswood, discusses rebounding global economies and the resumption of value.

Published 21 April 2021

Fraser Kane: HM Treasury launches consultation on regulation of ‘mini-bonds’

Fraser Kane looks at the shape of things to come for non-transferable debt securities.

Published 21 April 2021

Scott Reid: Taxation of cryptoassets held by individuals resident in the UK

Scott Reid, assistant tax manager at Turcan Connell, highlights the complexities of cryptocurrency taxation.

Published 20 April 2021

Benjamin Wiles: Laying the groundwork for Bounce Back Britain

Benjamin Wiles, managing director, restructuring advisory at Kroll, examines the state of the economy with respect to insolvency and the M&A market as the UK emerges from lockdown.

Published 20 April 2021

Claire Massie: Firms must warm up to climate change transition

Claire Massie, Pinsent Masons head of banking & restructuring in Scotland, reveals how businesses will need to alter their operating model in an attempt to fight climate change.

Published 19 April 2021

Ian Leach: Motor insurance in a post-Brexit Scotland

Ian Leach, partner at BLM in Scotland, details the issues surrounding the future of motor insurance in a post-Brexit Scotland.

Published 19 April 2021