The Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016

19.10.17

The Acting Lobbying Registrar has announced that the Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016 will come into force on Monday 12 March 2018.  If you or colleagues within your organisation have face to face discussions with Scottish Government Ministers, special advisers or MSPs it is likely that you will need to comply with the Act and to register details of those discussions.  Please download this guide for further information about the Act and what it means for you.

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public law, lobbying act

Top ten tips for franchising your business

19.10.17

There are many different ways to grow your business; franchising is one of them. In the UK alone, there are currently about 44,200 franchisee outlets, employing over 620,000 people. If you're considering going down the franchising route, check out our handy guide featuring top ten tips.

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GDPR - Carrying out Privacy Impact Assessments

01.09.17

Download our GDPR Handy Guide: Carrying out Privacy Impact Assessments.

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GDPR

What you need to know about Build to Rent in Scotland

06.10.17

Build to Rent has arrived in Scotland

In an age where things appear to evolve at breakneck speed, Scotland has been waiting for the Build to Rent (BTR) sector to burst into life for what feels like an eternity. Finally, 2017 has seen a breakthrough with the announcement of schemes set to deliver over 2,500 BTR units in Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Glasgow.

This download provides an overview of what you need to know about BTR in Scotland.

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Real Estate

Infographic detailing results from Vanguard Legacy Business Breakfast

09.10.17

Poll results from our recent Vanguard Legacy Business Breakfast with Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce, in association with Shell, detail opinion on the food & drink sector in the north east.

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Food & Drink

Personal taxation, wealth and residence - a guide to Brexit issues

11.07.17

On 30 March 2017 the UK Government published its White Paper on the proposed Great Repeal Bill. The White Paper focuses on the legal changes that will result from the UK’s exit from the EU.

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brexit, personal taxation, wealth & residence

Search warrants in Scotland

22.09.17

A criminal investigation has the potential to cause significant financial and reputational damage to any organisation. During a criminal investigation businesses need to understand how to respond quickly and effectively to contact from the investigating authorities. Scotland has a distinct criminal justice system and criminal procedure from the rest of the UK. In this short briefing note we provide a practical overview about search warrants in Scotland.

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corporate crime

Alternative Dispute Resolution - a handy guide

21.09.17

In a market where reputational risk, confidentiality, flexibility of process, speed of resolution and cost control play an increasingly significant role in business decision-making, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is becoming ever more popular with commercial clients.

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alternative dispute resolution
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

The importance of corporate governance for SMEs

21.09.17

Many SMEs may wonder if corporate governance is even necessary, so we've outlined the benefits of having it in place and a few handy tips to know.

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Five points to consider when naming your company

24.08.17

Naming your company might sound like one of the more simple tasks to do when starting a business, but there are a number of key points to consider when doing so. Here's our top five tips to bear in mind when choosing your name. 

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Top tips from Brodies LLP on naming your company