Ten tips for selling your business

10.08.17

When the time comes to sell your business, you need to decide whether to proceed by way of a share sale or an asset sale. If you choose the former, here are our top ten tips to make the process run smoothly.
 

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Business

10 things you need to know about student accommodation

01.08.17

Chris McDaid and Richard Smith share 10 things you need to know about student accommodation.

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Real Estate

Entrepreneur’s Relief – do you qualify?

28.07.17

Entrepreneurs’ Relief ("ER") is so well known it is often taken for granted by those disposing of their business. This valuable relief, reduces the rate of tax to 10% on gains of up to a lifetime limit of £10 million, and designed to benefit those who create and develop economic growth. However all too often issues jeopardising the availability of ER are only identified when advising on an imminent disposal. This is frequently too late to remedy the problem and can be a costly mistake.
 
Even where a sale may not be contemplated, it is good housekeeping to review your ER position to ensure it remains available.
 

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Entrepreuner's relief, Share sale, Tax

Top 10 tips for acquiring a business and its assets

27.07.17

Buying a business inevitably means making lots of important decisions. If you choose the asset purchase route, you can - to an extent - pick and choose which assets and liabilities you take on. To make this process easier, we have put together a handy guide featuring our top ten tips for acquiring a business and its assets

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Businesses

Top 10 tips for starting your own business

13.07.17

Starting your own business can be a daunting process, so we have put together a handy guide featuring our top ten tips for getting your entrepreneurial ambitions off the ground.

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Businesses

CREDO - Left Field, Paul McLaughlin SLPs 2017

07.07.17

Paul McLaughlin, a Partner in Brodies’ Funds Group, has developed a specialism in establishing and providing specialist advice on the many legitimate applications of general partnerships, LLPs and, particularly, Scottish limited partnerships (“SLPs”) established under the Limited Partnerships Act 1907 (the “1907 Act”). He regularly deals with SLPs. Click the article to read more.

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Banking

What might Brexit mean for Financial Services?

01.07.17

What might Brexit mean for financial services? The Brodies Brexit Advisory Group set out some of the key considerations for market participants in the financial services industry, including finance providers and borrowers.

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brexit

Big wind - consent success rate in Scotland

19.06.17

Consent risk is a key issue for promoters of onshore wind projects in Scotland. Unlike zoning systems operated in many parts of the world, in Scotland (and the rest of the UK), planning permission must be obtained prior to construction. Scottish Government policy supports onshore wind. This report details the success rate for the 50+MW applications (section 36 applications) as decided by Scottish Ministers.

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Planning, renewables

Brexit and Trade

15.06.17

Legal insights into the Single Market, the Customs Union and UK-EU Trade explained in this downloadable guide.

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brexit

The 2017 Charity law update

23.05.17

There are arguably three key legal topics for charities to be thinking about in 2017: their constitution and governance; employment and people; and data protection compliance. This seminar looked at important aspects of each of these topics.

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Charity law, Data protection, Fundraising, GDPR, Organisational change, Scio