Financing Scottish limited partnerships in the funds sector - banking handy guide


Scottish Limited Partnerships (SLPs) are commonly used in funds structures, so it is important for any lender looking at financing a structure involving one or more SLPs to understand their unique characteristics as well as what security options are available in Scots law. This guide looks at common queries we encounter in securing the assets of an SLP and key considerations for lenders when taking security of this nature.


Banking, Finance

Brexit briefing: Phase 1 Negotiations


In December, after six rounds of negotiation, the UK Government and European Commission agreed terms on the first phase of Brexit negotiations. The Joint Report of the negotiators bears the title “the orderly withdrawal of the UK from the EU”. 


Brexit; Tax; Personal Law, public law, Dispute Resolution and Litigation

Marine finance - banking handy guide


Marine finance is a form of asset finance used in the maritime industry, particularly to finance the construction or purchase of ships. Funding can be provided for a single ship, for multiple ships and/or for ships under construction or already operational. The purpose will impact on the optimal structure of the transaction and any potential security package to be taken by a funder. 

This guide looks at the key features of a marine finance transaction for both a 'new-build' and a second hand ship before setting out some of the key finance documents and specific terminology you can expect to encounter on this type of deal. Download for more information.


Banking, Finance

Contract (Third Party Rights) (Scotland) Act


Creating enforceable third party rights in contracts is about to get easier under Scots Law.

The Contract (Third Party Rights) (Scotland) Act 2017 will come into force on 26 February 2018. We have produced a guide to the Act to help you understand what is changing and the implications for your existing and upcoming contracts.

This guide will be of interest to anyone who negotiates or prepares contracts - business or consumer.


Corporate, contracts

HR and employment: your 2018 to-do list


Here’s our summary of the key actions and developments HR teams should look out for in 2018.

Users of Workbox, our online HR and employment law site, can access detailed practical guidance on these topics at any time.


Employment, GDPR, brexit, Gender pay gap, Tax, Holiday pay, Sexual harassment

Insurance Scotland Guide


From time-to-time claims handlers are called upon to deal with Scottish cases. This guide provides a useful overview of Scottish procedural law for claims handlers. Questions including ‘how much will this cost us?’, ‘how long will it take to process this claim through the courts’ and many more are answered within this guide.


Insurance & Risk

The General Data Protection Regulation


The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force on 25 May 2018 and will usher in a tougher new EU-wide data protection regime that will have direct effect in member states. Despite Brexit, the UK Government has confirmed that GDPR will come into force in the UK in May 2018 as originally planned.


GDPR, Data protection

GDPR Handy Guide - Personal Data Breach Notification


Under the General Data Protection Regulation, certain personal data breaches must be notified to the relevant supervisory authority (in the UK, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)). Organisations may also need to tell affected individuals about a breach.

Download our guide to find out more. 


GDPR, data breach

Handy guide to directors' duties


What is a director's role? Blurring the lines between a director and a shareholder is a common occurrence. Our handy guide outlines the duties and responsibilities of a director of a UK limited company.


Corporate, Firmwide

What is project finance? - handy guide


The project finance model is typically used for the purpose of financing the delivery of long-term infrastructure or natural resource projects, with deals including a wide variety of energy (e.g. wind, solar and hydro) and infrastructure (e.g. roads, schools and hospitals) assets. This guide looks at the key features of project finance before discussing some of the terminology you would expect to see on this type of deal.


Banking, Finance