Senior Solicitor, Zaynab Al Nasser, Appointed President of Scottish Women in Business

Zaynab Al Nasser, a Senior Solicitor at Turcan Connell, has become one of the youngest Presidents of Scottish Women in Business (SWIB), a leading networking group for business women in...

Scottish Land Court Removes a Tenant’s 1991 Act Status | Heather Bruce in ALA Magazine

Fyffe v Esslemont, Scottish Land Court, 28th March 2018, is a significant and novel decision of the Scottish Land Court to grant a landlord’s application to remove the 1991 Act...

Lawyers eye divorce plea in the south | Lindsey Ogilvie in the Sunday Herald

Family law teams across Scotland have paid great attention to the Supreme Court’s decision not to grant Tini Owens’s application under English law to divorce her husband.

Plan ahead for future and inevitable changes in law | David Ogilvy in The Scotsman

May would have been a busy month for family businesses as directors and managers fine-tuned their Data Protection Policies, contacted suppliers to seek assurances of their compliance with any data...

Inheritance Tax | Chris Sheldon on BBC Radio Scotland

The Resolution Foundation, an independent British think tank, has released a wealth report which shows that Scotland's total household wealth has passed the £1 trillion barrier for the first time....

Custody Access Residence Contact | Gillian Crandles in the Sunday Herald

Since the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 came into force over 20 years ago we have had the concept of equal rights and responsibilities for parents. Those “equal” rights, however, only...

Importance of keeping track of and updating Living Wills | Kenneth Pinkerton in The Scotsman

Last year, the family of a woman whose Living Will had been lost by her hospital received £45,000 in compensation from the NHS. The case highlights the importance of Living...

Handing over the baton? Plan early for the best succession outcome | Mike Kane in IoD Direction Magazine

It is common for owners to have focused so hard on building a business, they suddenly find themselves wondering what to do next.

Succession planning is vital and tax reliefs can help make the process effective | Peter Littlefield and Jack Gardiner in The Herald

Stoked by tales of giant US companies dodging UK taxes through unfair practices, the public mood today tends to tar sensible tax planning with the same brush as dodgy tax...

Scottish Family Business Day 2018: The bedrock of communities and the backbone of the Scottish economy

Scottish family businesses come in all sizes, from all sectors and from all over the region. Many of these firms have been in existence for hundreds of years, passing from...

Children on Separation | Lindsey Ogilvie in the Evening Times

Separation is not only an upsetting and challenging time for adults – it can also be an extremely distressing time for children.

Devolution of Forestry: Bill’s progress through Parliament

The Forestry and Land Management (Scotland) Bill was introduced by Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy and Connectivity, Fergus Ewing MSP, on 10th May 2017. Stage 2 was completed on...
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