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
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.
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
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
With debt rising across many sectors of the community due to unprecedented energy and fuel increases, how to deal and manage it will be key for those who find themselves struggling to cope. Restructuring and insolvency specialists Dunedin Advisory offers advice.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Jon Munnery, an insolvency expert at UK Liquidators, which is managed by Begbies Traynor, explains how the transition to working from home had a domino effect on shopper footfall and what high streets must do to aid recovery. High streets are losing money due to a drop in footfall as a result of the
Andrew Diamond, partner and head of residential property at Lindsays, reveals how ‘subject to purchase’ bids hold potential for unlocking opportunities to bring more homes on to market as well as greater buying power. Contract clauses which make home sales subject to the seller buying th
Dave Philp, head of R&D tax at accountants Chiene + Tait, discusses R&D tax relief and HMRC’s latest crack-down on fraudulent claims. R&D (Research and Development) Tax Relief, introduced in 2000, has made a significant impact encouraging innovative, research-led companies to inves