insights 27 March 2017

A gift too good to be true?

Peter Murrin discusses why gifting your home to the next generation is a complex decision to be planned with caution and care

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insights 24 March 2017

Business owners urged to check use classes when changing property purpose

Business owners seeking to make property alterations should check permitted changes of use before purchasing or leasing

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News 23 March 2017

Five legal updates for landlords

Five legal updates for landlords

Ahead of the forthcoming changes facing private residential tenancies and letting agents, landlords should note these key updates and recent case decisions

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News 22 March 2017

New solicitor for Commercial Property team in Edinburgh

New solicitor for Commercial Property team in Edinburgh

We are delighted to welcome Darren Lightfoot who joins our Commercial Property team as a Solicitor

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Insights 20 March 2017

Civil partnership for heterosexual couples?

Civil partnership for heterosexual couples?

It’s important that couples understand the differences between marriage, civil partnership or living together when making decisions about their relationship

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Insights 17 March 2017

Redundancy can be discrimination following a return from maternity leave

Redundancy can be discrimination following a return from maternity leave

The EAT finds that redundancy after a woman’s return to work following maternity leave is indirect discrimination

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Insights 14 March 2017

What are the benefits of an option agreement in a land purchase?

What are the benefits of an option agreement in a land purchase?

When a developer makes an agreed payment to a landowner for property they are granted a contractually binding first option to purchase

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Insights 10 March 2017

Trustees shouldn’t leave fundraising to the fundraisers

Trustees shouldn’t leave fundraising to the fundraisers

With charity fundraising under scrutiny, charities may want to avoid anything too hair-raising. What do trustees and volunteers need to know?

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News 10 March 2017

New residence nil rate band – an important top-up allowance for IHT

New residence nil rate band – an important top-up allowance for IHT

The residence nil rate band (RNRB) will be phased in from April 2017 and although complex, could be useful in financial planning to reduce IHT charges

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News 8 March 2017

Eilish battles for bronze

Eilish battles for bronze

In her latest blog, Eilish shares her experience of winning a bronze medal in the 3000m at the European Indoor Championships

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Insights 8 March 2017

To have and to hold - should you consider a postnuptial agreement?

To have and to hold - should you consider a postnuptial agreement?

A prenuptial agreement is a good way to ring-fence assets before marriage, but did you know you could make a postnuptial agreement too?

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News 3 March 2017

Claire McCracken counts down to Glasgow charity Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice’s version of Strictly

News 3 March 2017

Athletes beat the elements and some records at Lindsays National Cross Country Championships

Athletes beat the elements and some records at Lindsays National Cross Country Championships

Lindsays National XC Championships saw athletes and Olympians mastering the mud in a finale that truly captured the current feel-good factor across Scottish Athletics

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News 2 March 2017

Government’s rates cap doesn’t mean businesses shouldn’t appeal rateable value

Government’s rates cap doesn’t mean businesses shouldn’t appeal rateable value

Given the potential for future policy changes on business rates it may be worth appealing by 30 September 2017 to ensure your valuation is correct and fair

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