Insights 24 February 2017

Would you let a stranger run your family business?

In family businesses, issues such as succession and relationships can determine the future of the business as much as profit and loss

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Insights 17 February 2017

Collateral warranties – What do they do and when are they required?

Collateral warranties create a contractual link between third parties involved in a construction project

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Insights 27 January 2017

Gross negligence by an employee results in a fair dismissal

A recent English case highlights the importance for employers to be able to demonstrate a reasoned analysis behind any sanction imposed on employees

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Insights 19 January 2017

Can you be forced to sell your home as a result of separation or divorce?

When a relationship ends there may be concerns about being forced out of the family home, but there is some protection in place for separating couples

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Insights 5 January 2017

Personal injury payouts and the ticking clock

A Personal Injury trust may have substantial benefits if you receive a lump sum. But there’s a tight time limit if you want to maximise the advantages

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Insights 16 December 2016

Football abuse crisis offers learning points for entire third sector

The ramifications of media stories about abuse in youth football go far beyond the beautiful game. Sports clubs and other not-for-profit organisations...

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Insights 15 December 2016

Free Will:  Is it worth the risk of making provision for your loved ones on a budget?

The financial saving of opting for a low-cost Will could be negated if your intentions are not correctly recorded, leaving your family in dispute and ...

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Insights 9 December 2016

The gift of giving tax efficiently this Christmas

With Christmas just about upon us it is worth considering whether the financial gifts you are intending to make, large or small, are effective for Inheritance Tax purposes

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Insights 25 November 2016

The changing face of the family unit

Married, unmarried, same-sex, single – your friends may not judge your relationship status, but there could be legal implications for different family set-ups

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Insights 25 November 2016

Charities may be unaware of the risks they face for gaps in property compliance

Many charities are unaware of their obligations in relation to property they own or use and as a result, are risking their financial health and reputa...

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Insights 17 November 2016

Disputes over Wills needn’t turn into fights

Disputes over Wills and succession are increasingly common but following some simple recommendations can avoid the issue escalating

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Insights 11 November 2016

Separated parents should take Judges strongly worded advice for contact arrangements

A recent, very difficult, case in the Court of Session has underlined the duty of separated parents to put aside their past differences for the sake of their children

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