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Professional Collaboration Can Help Family Businesses Thrive


As family businesses are such an important part of the overall economic health of Scotland it is only right and proper that we, as professional advisers, should ask our clients what more we can do to help them illuminate and solve their complex needs. Part of the answer lies in redefining the way that different professional disciplines can meaningfully collaborate, becoming a resource for change by creating a systemic approach to advising family business clients. 

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Dealing with Contentious Executries


When someone dies it is the responsibility of their executor to wind up their estate and distribute their assets in accordance with the deceased’s will (or the laws of intestacy if there is no Will). 

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A Helpful Guide to Serving Notices in Commercial Leases and Contracts


Serving notice in a commercial lease or contract might appear straightforward.  However, mistakes are regularly made by the party serving notice, often resulting in cases being brought to Court to determine whether a notice has been validly served. This guide will address some common pitfalls and ways to mitigate the risks; it can be costly for the party seeking to rely on a notice to get it wrong. 

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Self-employed? Are you aware of the changes to Class 2 National Insurance which may affect you?


In 2019/20 the Government plans to abolish the existing process for collecting Class 2 National Insurance Contributions (NIC) and introduce a new scheme which will increase the percentage rate of Class 4 NIC paid by the self-employed on profits over a certain amount.

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How to add value to Wills

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Wills are something which everyone should have, but many may not realise there are numerous opportunities to really add value to a Will.  This blog will look at ways in which a Will can be taken that extra step to provide the security and peace of mind that you need.

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