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Insights | Rural

Access rights… nothing is ever straightforward!

Very often rural property is not directly accessed from a publicly adopted road. Access may need to be taken over roads, or tracks are owned by a third party. If you are buying rural land, ideally a seller will have a clear servitude right of pedestrian and vehicular access to that land over the road or track owned by the third party specified in their title to the land.

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Events | Corporate Law, Employment

Protecting IP for Growth: conversation on the practical and legal opportunities of securing your business’ valuable IP and trade secrets

Douglas McLachlan and Musab Hemsi of Anderson Strathern together with Basil Manoussos of Edinburgh Napier University’s Cyber Academy explored the important steps businesses must take to secure and protect their valuable IP and trade secrets against internal and external threats. 

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Insights | Employment

Immigration Law Update

‘Casablanca’ is often said to be the ‘greatest movie of all time’: certainly, its lines remain highly quotable and can be used to illustrate virtually any situation imaginable – even recent developments in immigration law…

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Insights | Tax

Have you opted to tax – What does that mean?

In our pre-sale due diligence, where appropriate, we ask clients whether the land being sold has been “opted to tax”. Very often clients are puzzled by this query and so in this short article I hope to clarify what we mean when we ask this question and what opting to tax is.

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Insights | Employment

Constructing good contractor relationships – using IR35 to harness growth

IR35 – or off-payroll working – almost felt like a dirty phrase when it expanded from public into the private sector in April 2021. On balance, the administrative and organisational headaches pale in comparison to non-compliance, or outright contractor bans.

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Events | Corporate Law, Tax

Scottish Referrals CPD – Discover everything you need to know about share buybacks

Join to hear our tax specialist, Alison Pryde, and corporate law expert, Nick Howie, talk you through the main company law and tax issues to be aware of when you advise a company on a purchase of its own shares.

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Podcasts | Residential Property

Home is where the heart is – but it’s time to use your head

From having to close down overnight, to experiencing its biggest boom in recent times, the revolving door of change has certainly been in full swing for the residential property market over the past two years.

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Insights | Employment

Coronavirus – employee health and wellbeing concerns

Coronavirus has had a significant impact on everyone’s working and personal life since the World Health Organisation declared a pandemic in March 2020. Businesses have made rapid changes to how they operate, which has challenged the health and wellbeing of employees. Everyone in the workplace has been required to adapt to changes in workload and work design.

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Events | Employment

Club HR: Let’s not talk about Covid-19 – Employment law trends for 2022

Our Club HR webinar on 8 February looked at what's on the horizon in employment law for the New Year.

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Insights | Commercial Property

NoLo – the tee total trend

Over the festive period, those looking for a non-alcoholic drink in pubs and restaurants may have noticed an increase in their options. The low and non-alcoholic drinks market (‘NoLo’) is experiencing rapid growth, spurred on partly by a more health-conscious population emerging from months of lockdown and by those looking for new experiences.

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Insights | Wills

Hello you, 2022 – time to get your life admin in order

This has been a year like no other, with everyone still feeling the effects of the pandemic long after most expected. Many of us have been prompted to re-evaluate what matters to us, and being able to enjoy spending time with loved ones seems to be coming up top for most. It is anyone’s guess whether normal life will soon resume but with that in mind, it might be worthwhile considering your life admin.

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Insights | Employment

Are values driving policy change? – Your HR Strategy for 2022

The last two years have been a relentless barrage of changes at work but, outside of temporary Covid measures, only very minor permanent changes to employment law. The long-promised Employment Bill, Ethnicity Pay Gap Reporting, changes to flexible working and other reforms still simmer on the back burner while the pandemic dominates HR news cycles.

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