Key differences between Scots law and English law - handy guide


When involved in cross-border transactions, it is important to understand the key differences between Scots law and English law, particularly where the transaction involves financing portfolios of
investment properties, a group of companies with material Scottish subsidiaries or a fund structure.


Banking, Finance

Brexit and Intellectual Property


There are some forms of IPRs that will no longer be available in the UK without specific post-Brexit provision, in particular pan-EU registered trade marks and designs, as well as Protected Designations of Origins (PDOs) and related rights. Download this guide for more information on the potential impact on IP Owners.


public law, Brexit; Tax; Personal Law
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Entrepreneurs' Relief - Giving Equity to Employees


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 is 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. This Handy Guide provides information on what you need to know.



The Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016


The Acting Lobbying Registrar has announced that the Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016 will come into force on Monday 12 March 2018.  If you or colleagues within your organisation have face to face discussions with Scottish Government Ministers, special advisers or MSPs it is likely that you will need to comply with the Act and to register details of those discussions.  Please download this guide for further information about the Act and what it means for you.


public law, lobbying act

Top ten tips for franchising your business


There are many different ways to grow your business; franchising is one of them. In the UK alone, there are currently about 44,200 franchisee outlets, employing over 620,000 people. If you're considering going down the franchising route, check out our handy guide featuring top ten tips.



GDPR - Carrying out Privacy Impact Assessments


Download our GDPR Handy Guide: Carrying out Privacy Impact Assessments.



What you need to know about Build to Rent in Scotland


Build to Rent has arrived in Scotland

Build to Rent is finally happening in Scotland, albeit at a pace which continues to confound its supporters. The projects identified will deliver over 2,500 BTR units in the Scottish cities as BTR slowly becomes a feature of the Scottish real estate market.

This download provides an overview of what you need to know about BTR in Scotland.


Real Estate

Infographic detailing results from Vanguard Legacy Business Breakfast


Poll results from our recent Vanguard Legacy Business Breakfast with Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce, in association with Shell, detail opinion on the food & drink sector in the north east.


Food & Drink

Personal taxation, wealth and residence - a guide to Brexit issues


On 30 March 2017 the UK Government published its White Paper on the proposed Great Repeal Bill. The White Paper focuses on the legal changes that will result from the UK’s exit from the EU.


brexit, personal taxation, wealth & residence

Search warrants in Scotland


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.


corporate crime
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