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Podcasts | Charities & Third Sector

The show must go on! In conversation with the Federation of Scottish Theatre

In episode 5 - The show must go on, Scotland’s dance, opera and theatre sector has been described as the ‘heart and soul of the nation’. Barry Nichol talks to Jude Henderson, Director of the Federation of Scottish Theatre, about how essential the sector is to Scotland’s economy, how its members have been adapting through lockdown and what the future may look like for theatre, dance and the arts.

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Podcasts | Corporate Law

With big data comes big opportunities

In episode 4 - With big data comes big opportunities, Sara Dodd and Stephanie Boyle of CodeClan talk to Douglas McLachlan about how data skills are becoming increasingly important across all industries in Scotland, as we adapt through our new normal and beyond.

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Podcasts | Corporate Law

Sustainability, fair work and innovation

In episode 3 – Sustainability, fair work and innovation, Liz McAreavey, Chief Executive of the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce, talks to our Chair, Bruce Farquhar, about business resilience in the current crisis and whether there is a need to re-think how we do business post lockdown.

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Insights | Employment

When is your self-employed consultant actually an employee?

Even before Covid-19, the nature of work had for some time been changing. Gone were the days when having a job necessarily meant working for a company on a long-term basis, on a fixed schedule and under a contract of employment. It is now quite the opposite.

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Podcasts | Residential Property

Finding a new home in the new normal

In episode 2 - Finding a new home in the new normal Edwina de Klee of Garrington Property Finders talks to Sara Jalicy and Jemma Richardson about the importance of her business relationships when advising property buyers, the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on the property market and the purchase process.

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Podcasts | Corporate Law

Health, energy and enterprise in conversation with Dr Marie Macklin CBE

Anderson Strathern has launched its Clear Talking podcast series aimed at helping businesses, individuals and their families navigate the ‘new normal’ during the current difficult times.

The first guest is the inspiring and enterprising Scottish businesswoman Dr Marie Macklin CBE who is in conversation with the firm’s Managing Partner Murray McCall.

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Insights | Employment

Coronavirus insight for employers

This insight explores some of the key issues employers may ask in light of the Coronavirus pandemic. It discusses in general terms what employers are required to do by law, and sets out a number of further steps which businesses and employers may wish to consider as a matter of good practice.

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Insights | Family Law

Self isolation, separation and school closures

We’ve produced a guide to help you if you’re having to self-isolate with a partner you are perhaps in the process of separating from, an ex-partner and/or children.

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Insights | Employment

What happens when employees can’t get to work

When Scotland and other parts of the UK are affected by severe weather, people often ask where employers and employees stand if people can't get to work or the workplace is closed.

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Insights | Tax

Scottish budget 2020-21 includes significant changes for commercial leasing

While history was made when Kate Forbes, the youngest ever Scottish Public finance minister laid out the Scottish Government’s Budget for 2020-2021, the Budget proposed a significant change for commercial leasing in Scotland.

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Insights | Commercial Property

Who cuts the grass on the other side of the fence?

A report on the BBC’s Money Box programme highlighted some questions about maintenance charges in housing estates. How do they arise? Are they fair? Some might ask why somebody would have to pay to cut the grass on a strip of ground that is half a mile distant from their house? And how does the Scottish position differ from that in the case the BBC highlighted of Denise Sullivan?

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Insights | Family Law

Divorce and the interests of children

Separation and divorce can be one of the most challenging times for families, especially where there are children involved. Decisions should be made in the best interests of the children, but at what stage should their views be taken into consideration?

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