Dispute Resolution

In a recent Court of Session decision (Arbitration Appeal No.1 of 2019), Lord Bannatyne refused to grant a party’s application for leave to appeal against the decision of an arbitrator because he did not consider that there was anything “obviously wrong” in the award.   The decision The dispute between the parties (whose identities remained… Read more »

Public Law

Litigation can be expensive, time-consuming and open-ended. As anyone who has ever pursued or defended a court action knows, it’s impossible to guarantee how long the process will take or how much it will cost – putting pressure on even the deepest of pockets. Legal aid is also increasingly hard to come by, with even… Read more »

Personal Law

Maybe James Bond is too busy on Her Majesty’s Secret Service to have time to die.  That might work for Commander Bond, but for the rest of us mere mortals, it is a ‘when’ not ‘if’ situation. And indeed, it goes beyond “no Mr Bond, I expect you to die.” Make/update a will: that avoids… Read more »

Employment

The end of Freedom of Movement on 31 October? Now that Boris Johnson has taken the reins as the Prime Minister of the UK, a ‘no-deal’ Brexit is being talked about as being more likely than ever.  Employers who have been expecting the comfort of a lengthy transitional period to get to grips with any… Read more »

Charity

We have seminars coming soon which will be of interest to those in the charities and third sectors. Below are details of the events, locations and timings as well as sign-up for them. As a regular feature of our seminars (to reflect the breadth of the sector and the issues that crop up and as… Read more »

Public Law

KPMG’s biannual report identifies fraud trends across the UK in the first six months of the year. Key points insofar as Scotland is concerned are that: Although the total value of fraud cases appearing in the Scottish courts was £1.2m, the value of fraud cases had fallen in comparison with the same period last year…. Read more »

Dispute Resolution

Businesses of all sizes can often be adversely affected by the failure of others to pay their invoices on time. The impact of late payment on the business due the monies is well known, but have you ever considered the impact it may have on your business if you do not pay your invoices on… Read more »

Corporate Tax & Incentives

At Brodies we have a specialist legal team called Corporate Tax & Incentives Most people have an intuitive grasp of what corporate tax is. It involves advising companies, organisations, shareholders and individuals, on how to structure their business deals, assets or day-to-day operations in such a way that complies with, or mitigates, a particular tax… Read more »