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Employee ownership — making a success of succession

Posted, 18 April 2018 by Rod Hutchison
Categories: Corporate

As the baby boomer generation approaches retirement age, it’s easy to see why employee ownership is gaining traction as a succession solution, partner Rod Hutchison explains.

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Private landlords — how much more will you pay under the new tax relief regime?

Posted, 09 April 2018 by Lynn Maitland
Categories: Private client

Last year, the government introduced new rules for landlords on all allowable finance costs, but what does it actually mean and how much will you pay?

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What a difference three years make — LBTT returns

Posted, 28 March 2018 by Malcolm Ferguson
Categories: Commercial property

The 1 April anniversary is imminent. The reminders to submit returns have gone out. If you’re a non-residential tenant, are you ready to submit yours?

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Malaviya Seven — ensuring a satisfactory end to a complex and unusual case

Posted, 27 March 2018 by Rebecca Walker
Categories: Maritime law | Debt recovery

What happens, as with the Malaviya Seven, when a vessel’s owner either refuses to or cannot pay crew’s wages?

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Taking the plunge for the Cornerstone Foundation

Posted, 22 March 2018 by Rebecca Scott
Categories: CSR

Find out how our brave team raised more than £1,300 for charity by escaping a submerged helicopter simulator.

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A problem of perception versus reality? Why aren’t we all using BIM?

Posted, 16 March 2018 by Roddy Cormack
Categories: Construction

Improved efficiency. Better productivity. Reduced waste. Its benefits are likely considerable, so why isn’t everyone in construction adopting BIM?

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What’s in a name?

Posted, 15 March 2018 by Marion McDonald
Categories: Family law

Surnames are important, for practical reasons as well as being a link to family and identity. But what if separating parents can’t agree on what name their children should use?

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