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Rural Sector Facing Big Questions After Decision: Ryan Bowie in The Scotsman

This article originally appeared in The Scotsman on Monday 27th November 2016. The thoughts of the Agriculture and Rural sectors are turning to potential changes in the wake of Brexit....
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Our Tax response to the UK 2016 Autumn Statement

The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, delivered his first Autumn Statement on Wednesday 23rd November 2016. The first observation from the new Chancellor’s speech was that this would be the final Autumn...
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Scotsman Forestry Conference: Seeds for a growth industry

The £1 billion forestry and timber industry is hugely important to Scotland’s rural economy – and modernising and simplifying the way it is run can make it even more successful,...
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EU directives offer direction – except when they don’t: David Ogilvy in The Scotsman

The answer to the question “Is the UK better in or out of the European Union?” is a political, social and/or economic one and not strictly within the domain of...
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Changes to Scots law make a Will more vital: Hannah Starritt in The Scotsman

Brexit should not impact much on laws governing succession, writes Hannah Starritt. On 23 June 2016, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. The aftermath has been characterised...
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Governance failings and care of pupils: Gavin McEwan in The Herald Independent Schools feature

This article originally appeared in The Herald's Independent Schools magazine on Friday 2nd September 2016. How well do school governors monitor the education and care of pupils in attendance at...
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Food for thought on tenant farming: Grierson Dunlop in the Press & Journal

The new Land Reform (Scotland) Act is taking root and as Ministers and civil servants grapple with the nuts and bolts of the legislation, many eyes will be focused on...
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Experts will spot pitfalls in time: Gillian Crandles in The Sunday Herald

Gillian Crandles, a partner at Turcan Connell in Glasgow is a collaborative lawyer with experience of dealing with high value business protection and exposure to marital breakdown claims. “The sort...
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Trust your own judgement on reserves: Gavin McEwan in Third Sector Magazine

Having none or too many are both bad, but trustees must give serious thought to how much their charity should keep back, writes the partner at Turcan Connell
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Charities awaiting news on the effects of Brexit: Gavin McEwan in The Scotsman

Funding and regulation could change dramatically if the UK does leave the EU, writes Gavin McEwan Charity law and regulation are matters which have remained largely within the control of...
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Grierson Dunlop discusses Land Reform in Scottish Farming Leader

Anyone with even a passing interest in Scotland's land will be aware that Land Reform has been very much on the agenda over the past few years. The Land Reform...
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Reduction in capital gains tax is welcome: Paul Macaulay in The Scotsman

The March Budget announced a welcome reduction in the rates of capital gains tax (CGT); with effect from 6 April, the CGT rate paid by higher-rate taxpayers is reduced from...