Insight Hub

Stay up to date with our latest insights.

Insights Events Podcasts
Insights | Rural

Increase in forestry demands linked to environmental and social benefits

Over the last few years Scotland’s forestry market has grown significantly with a number of new buyers entering the market. Environmental concerns have been one of the driving factors behind this growth in interest however there are more than just financial rewards linked to forestry.

Learn more
Insights | Tax

Planning ahead for school fees

Every parent and grandparent wants to ensure that their child or grandchild receives a head start in life. When it comes to planning for private education fees there are no pre-funded investment solutions in the marketplace at present.

Learn more
Insights | Brexit

Brexit business toolkit

Now that the Brexit deal is complete, all types of businesses are working out its likely impact on their trade, both now and in the future. We understand that there’s a huge amount to take in and we’ve summarised the main points that Scottish businesses will need to be aware of in our Brexit business toolkit.

Learn more
Insights | Charities & Third Sector

Top ten health and safety tips for charities returning to work

Charity trustees and senior managers will benefit from refreshing their understanding of their health and safety duties in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. In this article, we detail what you need to know about these complex regulations and share some of the practical questions that third sector leaders should consider as workplaces begin to reopen.

Learn more
Events | Brexit

Online CPD – Brexit: implications for business, trade, employment and immigration

In our latest series of online CPD seminars on 10th June 2021 for our Scottish referrals network, Neil Amner, our Brexit and business resilience group lead, discussed the key updates for the most common types of trade, while Paul Brown, our head of immigration, detailed the main changes to immigration and employment law as a result of Brexit.

Learn more
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.

Learn more
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).

Learn more
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.

Learn more
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.

Learn more
Insights | Family Law

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.

Learn more
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. 

Learn more
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.

Learn more