The business of divorce: divorcing your business partner

For some married couples, the prospect of owning and running a business together is a dream come true. Unfortunately, not every marriage is built to last, and all of a sudden this dream can...

Group proceedings – what are the risks for Scottish businesses?

A recent report suggests that the number of class actions (or group proceedings as they are referred to in Scotland) raised against UK companies continues to increase. Over the last year there has been a...

Public appointments in Scotland – roles, responsibilities and risks

During 2020 the process for appointing board members to Scottish public bodies was paused as a result of the pandemic. Statistics for 2021 are not yet available but it seems inevitable that the appointment...

City status signals bright future for Dunfermline

As Dunfermline celebrates its recently bestowed city status, legal firm Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP believes it marks an exciting new chapter. There is no doubt that being labelled a city is a sought-after accolade...

Merger sees property expert return to Thorntons

Leading Scottish law firm, Thorntons, has strengthened its Dundee conveyancing team by merging with Kim Barclay Solicitors. Founder Kim began her career at Thorntons, later launching her own successful residential property and will and executry...

Harper Macleod commits to more Modern Apprentices

Law firm Harper Macleod aims to grow its number of Modern Apprentices as it congratulates its latest cohort of successful graduates coming through the programme. There are currently 32 colleagues who are working towards, or...

Return of the Highlands’ leading business event

After a two year enforced postponement due to the Covid pandemic, Inverness Chamber of Commerce has announced the return of its flagship event in 2022. The Highland Business Dinner will take place on Friday 20th...

Succession planning secured as award-winning firm transitions to Employee Ownership Trust

An award-winning construction management training company has become the latest Scottish business to become an employee-owned enterprise – the ‘crowning achievement’ of its 35th anniversary celebrations. With immediate effect, shares in Glasgow-based Esteem Training Limited...

Dealmaking and diversity double for leading law firm

Independent commercial law firm Burness Paull has been named Legal Advisor of the Year at the 2021 Scottish Business Insider Deals & Dealmakers Awards - and winner of a UK-wide diversity award for its...