A criminal investigation has the potential to cause significant financial and reputational damage to any organisation. During a criminal investigation businesses need to understand how to respond quickly and effectively to contact from the investigating authorities. Scotland has a distinct criminal justice system and criminal procedure from the rest of the UK. In this short briefing note we provide a practical overview about search warrants in Scotland.
Alternative Dispute Resolution - a handy guide
In a market where reputational risk, confidentiality, flexibility of process, speed of resolution and cost control play an increasingly significant role in business decision-making, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is becoming ever more popular with commercial clients.
Categories: alternative dispute resolution
The importance of corporate governance for SMEs
Many SMEs may wonder if corporate governance is even necessary, so we've outlined the benefits of having it in place and a few handy tips to know.
Five points to consider when naming your company
Naming your company might sound like one of the more simple tasks to do when starting a business, but there are a number of key points to consider when doing so. Here's our top five tips to bear in mind when choosing your name.
Ten tips for selling your business
When the time comes to sell your business, you need to decide whether to proceed by way of a share sale or an asset sale. If you choose the former, here are our top ten tips to make the process run smoothly.
10 things you need to know about student accommodation
Chris McDaid and Richard Smith share 10 things you need to know about student accommodation.
Categories: Real Estate
Entrepreneur’s Relief – do you qualify?
Entrepreneurs’ Relief ("ER") is so well known it is often taken for granted by those disposing of their business. This valuable relief, reduces the rate of tax to 10% on gains of up to a lifetime limit of £10 million, and designed to benefit those who create and develop economic growth. However all too often issues jeopardising the availability of ER are only identified when advising on an imminent disposal. This is frequently too late to remedy the problem and can be a costly mistake.
Even where a sale may not be contemplated, it is good housekeeping to review your ER position to ensure it remains available.
Categories: Entrepreuner's relief, Share sale, Tax
Top 10 tips for acquiring a business and its assets
Buying a business inevitably means making lots of important decisions. If you choose the asset purchase route, you can - to an extent - pick and choose which assets and liabilities you take on. To make this process easier, we have put together a handy guide featuring our top ten tips for acquiring a business and its assets
Top 10 tips for starting your own business
Starting your own business can be a daunting process, so we have put together a handy guide featuring our top ten tips for getting your entrepreneurial ambitions off the ground.
CREDO - Left Field, Paul McLaughlin SLPs 2017
Paul McLaughlin, a Partner in Brodies’ Funds Group, has developed a specialism in establishing and providing specialist advice on the many legitimate applications of general partnerships, LLPs and, particularly, Scottish limited partnerships (“SLPs”) established under the Limited Partnerships Act 1907 (the “1907 Act”). He regularly deals with SLPs. Click the article to read more.