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Paul Williamson of Selling My Business, a Begbies Traynor affiliate company, runs through all that’s required when preparing a business sale in the run-up to retirement, appointing an advisor, valuing a business and timing the sale of the business. Business owners approaching retirement will n

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The Court of Session has confirmed that courts will enforce any alternative dispute resolution (ADR) provisions which are written into contracts and will uphold the power and discretion of the decision makers in those processes, writes Steven Blane. Lord Lake’s opinion demonstrates that t

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Stuart Dickson, senior investment director at Edinburgh-based Adam & Company Wealth Management, discusses the current financial market. Nostalgia for the 1980s seems to be everywhere at the moment.

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Michael Reid, managing partner at Meston Reid & Co, highlights the need for well managed accounts. There has been a marked increase over the last few months in those seeking independent and experienced advice about the financial condition of their business because the overt signs are that the bu

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Ian Marshall, business advisory services director & head of tech strategy at AAB, discusses the benefits of investing in the right type of financial guidance. The Tech sector in Scotland has received a great deal of media coverage in the last six months, albeit at a macro level.

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Betsy Williamson, founder and chief executive of Core-Asset Consulting, reveals why Scotland should not be shocked by the UK's tax cuts. On the face of it, the First Minister’s reaction to “not blindly follow suit” is perhaps understandable in the aftermath of Westminster’s m

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Mark Stewart, partner, corporate finance and head of energy, infrastructure and sustainability at Johnston Carmichael, discusses the importance of ESG reporting. Climate change and energy transition, shifting from a linear to a circular economy, rising inequality, balancing economic needs with those

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Mark Stewart, partner of corporate finance and head of energy, infrastructure and sustainability at business advisory firm Johnston Carmichael, highlights the limitations of Prime Minister Liz Truss' Energy Price Guarantee announced last week. From October 1, a new ‘Energy Price Guarantee

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Michael Reid, managing partner at Meston Reid & Co, discusses how company directors should act in moments of financial difficulty and what considerations they should have. When consulting with a director about company matters, it is quite common for words such as “me” and “my b

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A six-year-long trademark dispute between Sky and SkyKick will finally be decided by the UK’s Supreme Court later this year – a decision which may have significant implications for brand owners. In the UK, trademark applications must designate not only the trademark itself, but also the

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Pinsent Masons' senior associate, Graham Horsman, discusses the current economic impact of interest rates on rent. Interest rates are on the rise and expected to hit unprecedented levels with some observers predicting a recession on the horizon – both of which will impact commercial tenants an

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Richard McMeeken, partner at Morton Fraser, discusses a recent decision issued on 4 August 2022 in which Lord Braid has clarified certain aspects of the law of bribery in Scotland. In Oil States Industries (UK) Limited v "S" Limited; Lagan Building Contractors Limited (in administration); John Hanse

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Owners of strong and growing businesses exiting via a trade sale or to an Employee Ownership Trust, together with corporates executing their M&A expansion strategies are continuing to drive a buoyant deal-making market in Scotland, according to Graham Cunning, head of corporate finance with Azet

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