Your guide to securitisation in Scotland


Download our brief reference guide to securitisation from a Scottish perspective. It will be particularly relevant to the key securitisation parties (including originators, sponsors, arrangers and funders) as well as legal advisers requiring specialist Scots law advice.



BRewarded - Employee share plan reporting. Have you reported yours?


For the tax year 2018/2019, if a company (whether UK or overseas) operates an employee share plan for UK employees or allocates shares to them, then that company needs to take action to report that share-related activity by no later than 6 July 2019. A failure to do so will result in automatic penalties for non-compliance.

Download our guide to find out what you need to do to report your employee share plans.



Top five tips on business continuity in the face of extreme weather


How could adverse weather affect your business? Making plans in advance can save your business money. So what are the key areas to consider?



Top 10 tips for joint ventures


Has your company spotted a gap in the market for a new product or service but hasn't got the resources to exploit it? One option to consider is collaborating with another organisation through a joint venture. A joint venture might sound daunting - but essentially it's an arrangement between two or more parties to work together to achieve a common goal – usually increased profits.

Joint ventures are found in most industry sectors and there are a variety of ways to structure them. If you are thinking about a joint venture, download our guide for our top ten tips.



Planning (Scotland) Bill - A quick guide


The Planning (Scotland) Bill is said to be the most amended Bill in the history of the Scottish Parliament, with 230 amendments adding 91 new duties. As the Bill awaits Stage 3 this is our quick guide to the Bill in its current form, highlighting the new provisions added during Stage 2.



No deal and data protection – what do you need to do to prepare?


If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, then the UK will become a third country for the purposes of EU data protection law. While the UK Government has stated that UK data protection law will, at least in the short term, recognise all EEA states and Gibraltar as adequate, the European Commission has confirmed that the process for carrying out an adequacy assessment of UK law will not commence until after exit day.

Download our guide which sets out the key issues arising out of that change in status and the changes that will be made to data protection law immediately before exit day.


Data protection

Alternative Dispute Resolution


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. Download our guide which looks at the alternative options to dispute resolution.


Dispute Resolution and Litigation

Inheritance Tax


Our Handy Guide to Inheritance Tax (IHT) provides a basic understanding of Inheritance Tax and the issues you might face in regards to it. Our guide also answers some of the questions we regularly get asked about IHT.


Personal Law

Brexit: Are you ready? A checklist for businesses to assess how ready they are for Brexit


The UK is scheduled to leave the EU on 29 March 2019 at 11pm GMT; there remains no certainty on what will happen at that point. Businesses should therefore be taking steps to understand their exposure to the risks of a no-deal Brexit, and considering what they can do to prepare for all eventualities.

We have prepared a checklist of key questions businesses should be asking themselves, to assess how ready they are for Brexit. If you have formed or even activated a Brexit contingency plan, you can test it against our checklist. If you are still holding off from forming plans, or think you will be unaffected by Brexit, you can use the checklist to ensure you identify and consider all the key issues.



Protecting your Intellectual Property in Scotland


Intellectual Property (IP) is often the most important and valuable asset of a business. IP exists in many forms such as brand names, inventions, manufacturing processes, confidential information and product or industrial designs. Taking steps to identify IP assets and then protecting and enforcing the rights in these is vital to maintain and enhance their value and competitive edge.

Download our handy guide on the many potential tactical and commercial advantages to enforcing IP rights in Scotland.


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