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The business rate revaluation - fair or foul

Posted, 21 March 2017 by David Scott
Commercial property

With a deadline of 30 September, ratepayers should waste no time in appealing against their new valuation if they feel it’s incorrect, or excessive.

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The Royal Northern Spring Show - a great start to the Scottish farming calendar

Posted, 13 March 2017 by Lois Craig
Rural | Private client

This year’s record-breaking Royal Northern Spring Show was a fitting send off for partner Allan Collie, who’s retiring at the end of March.

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Data protection - personal information as property

Posted, 02 March 2017 by Sine Mackay
Corporate | Litigation | Employment

Affecting all businesses, data protection means treating personal information as property, and that property needs to be properly looked after.

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The biggest threat to the family farm is the family itself

Posted, 02 February 2017 by Linda Tinson
Family law | Rural | Private client

Succession planning in family farming businesses can be a challenge, but not facing up to that can bring unintended results when it’s too late.

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Empty properties - an increasingly costly, and risky, business

Posted, 31 January 2017 by John Smart
Commercial property

It is more important than ever for owners of commercial properties to ensure their premises are used and occupied.

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On and off the buses - disability discrimination

Posted, 19 January 2017 by Kirk Tudhope
Corporate | Litigation | Employment

A recent Supreme Court decision highlights one of the challenges with disability discrimination. While clear guidance can be given, it can never be reduced to an all embracing set of rules.

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New rules for companies involved in court cases

Posted, 11 January 2017 by Victoria Leslie
Corporate | Litigation

In an effort to improve access to justice, the law on people representing a business in court has changed.

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The business rate revaluation - fair or foul - With a deadline of 30 September, ratepayers should waste no time in appealing against their new valuation if they feel it’s incorrect, or ex...