Insights 19 January 2022

Rural housing: an option for diversification?

Creative and collaborate solutions are emerging to address the pressure on rural housing in Scotland as landowners, developers and other key stakehold...

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Insights 3 January 2022

TV drama Succession’s shock storyline highlights the need to make (or change) a Will

The show’s legacy plot could prompt people to consider who should benefit from the Wills and even lead to more Scots deciding to leave something to charity

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Insights 13 December 2021

Storm damage could impact sale deals for Scottish landowners

Land purchase prices may need to be reduced late in negotiations as experts assess impact of damage to trees on value of farms and estates following recent storms

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Insights 19 November 2021

Keep-open clauses – compliance requires trading in good faith

The benefits and pitfalls of keep-open orders in Scotland - half-hearted trading may not be enough to satisfy a tenant’s obligations in a commercial lease

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Insights 10 November 2021

No time to die: Recovering money owed from a deceased's estate

Creditors have options where a debtor has died before paying off their debts - it's worth taking action as quickly as possible

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Insights 3 November 2021

A simple Plan B for business owners and sole traders

Covid-19 has been a wake-up call for business owners to plan for the unexpected. Some simple legal planning could protect their business in the event of illness or accidents

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Insights 3 November 2021

Don’t let computer games drag you into a legal puzzle

Know someone who’s an up-and-coming video game creator? We’ve got some useful advice on how they can develop and protect their ideas

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Insights 3 November 2021

Civil partnership or marriage? You’re now free to choose

Since our last issue of Lindsays Life, an important legal change has taken effect in Scotland, giving mixed-sex couples more choice over how to take their relationship forward

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Insights 3 November 2021

Beyond the jargon: Wills and executries demystified

If you’ve ever thought of making a Will, you’ll immediately have found yourself mired in legal jargon. We clarify some of the key words and phrases

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Insights 3 November 2021

Could a Family Investment Company answer your inheritance needs?

There’s been a sharp rise in interest in Family Investment Companies (FICs) as a way to protect, grow and pass on assets

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Insights 3 November 2021

When seizing the day, don’t neglect the practicalities

Covid has rewritten the rules on how people plan their weddings. This has created a danger that they miss out on some basics, such as a prenup

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Insights 3 November 2021

Succession planning is one for today, not tomorrow

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail,” said Benjamin Franklin. In other words, succession planning needs to be a higher priority for many...

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