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Insights | Corporate Law

Be the hero of your own net-zero story

Stories often begin with a moment of unexpected change. We follow the consequences as they ripple out in a pattern of causes and effects. The climate crisis hasn’t been like that.

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Insights | Corporate Law

Health and safety challenges – failing to prepare is preparing to fail

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) estimates that the total annual cost of injuries (in farming, forestry and horticulture) to society is approximately £190 million with around two-thirds of that being due to reportable injuries (£130 million), and fatalities accounting for one third (£55 million).

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Events | Employment

Club HR – Employment law: what you need to know for life beyond lockdown

Our Club HR webinar on 26 May looked at Employment law: what you need to know for life beyond lockdown.

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Podcasts | Corporate Law

Why your organisation needs an Environmental, Social and Governance strategy

It is clear that companies’ approaches to ESG must be practical, focused and take a long-term view, and that profit and ESG can be intrinsically interlinked. Listen as Martin, Katie and Rupert highlight the elements that will be pivotal in determining and advancing ESG strategies and systems.

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Insights | Family Law, Tax

Tax Implications of Separation and Divorce

When a marriage or civil partnership breaks down the last thing on your mind is the effect that the break-up might have on your relationship with the tax man. However if you don’t factor tax in at the outset, you could be in for a nasty surprise.

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Insights | Rural

Adapting visitor attractions in the new normal

Hospitality, recreation, retail and local food supply play a major part in farm and estate diversification across Scotland. The ongoing Coronavirus pandemic has significantly disrupted such businesses. 

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Insights | Brexit

Brexit immigration and seasonal workers

In these trying times of pandemics, you could be forgiven for thinking that the normal course of Government and business had all but ground to a halt, with our collective focus being on statistics of infection, hospitalisation and sadly, mortality. However, the business of Brexit and all that goes with it, did continue and at 11.00pm on 31st December 2020, in the most tumultuous year in living memory, the transition period.

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Insights | Rural

Relinquishment and Assignation in Agricultural Tenancies

Relinquishment and Assignation (R and A) was introduced by the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 (the Act). Now effective, this means that secure agricultural tenants who want to leave farming or retire have the option to offer to relinquish their tenancy to their landlord in exchange for a compensatory payment made by the landlord in accordance with the procedures laid down in the Act.

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Insights | Employment

The Job Retention Scheme

As the nation continues to respond and deal with the ongoing impact of the Coronavirus, the UK Government has announced in the Spring Budget 2021 that the Job Retention Scheme will be extended to the end of September 2021. In this insight article, we answer some of the key questions from employers and employees alike concerning the Job Retention Scheme and take account of the most recent developments.

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Events | Medical Negligence, Personal Injury

Online CPD – Medical Negligence and Personal Injury Trusts

We've relaunched our CPD seminar series for solicitors, where we share insight into a different specialist practice area each quarter. In the first informative session on 27 April 2021, our specialists discussed the main issues to be aware of in Medical Negligence and Personal Injury Trusts

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Insights | Rural

A beginner’s guide to buying a rural home

Scrolling through the property sale pages online seems like the perfect escape at the moment.  The ultimate find for many is likely to be a property with onsite parking, no neighbours, a garden with space and uninterrupted views.

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