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From a simple For Sale sign to Virtual Design - 30 years in the property sector

Jacqui Dougray, estate agency manager, features in the latest edition of the Bulletin published by Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce and talks us through changes she has witnessed within the residential property market. 

Where there’s a Will … or a Court Order … there’s a Way : Provision for Cohabitants on Death

What is the Issue?

The number of couples choosing to cohabit without marrying or entering a civil partnership has continued to rise in recent years. As a result, it is important to be aware of the legal position of cohabitants under Scots law, particularly as there has been some public confusion on the matter.

Is flexibility the key to your future?

Jaclyn Russell, partner and head of our Private Client team, features in the latest edition of the Bulletin published by Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce and explores alternative options that may give familes more flexibility when considering what they want to happen to their assets after their death.  A subject that many would prefer not to deal with and frequently is still put off until it's too late. 

The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (“the Act”) came into force on 26 June 2020. The main objective of the Act was to amend insolvency and company law in order to support companies through the coronavirus pandemic.

The Act introduced a mix of permanent and temporary changes to the restructuring, insolvency and corporate governance regime in the UK.  The permanent changes, the moratorium and restructuring plans, focus on an effort to encourage the restructuring of companies in the hope that they can be rescued. Whereas the temporary measures are a form of crisis control introduced in order to try and curb the immediate impact of the pandemic by restricting debt recovery tools during what was seen at that point as the critical time for companies suffering as a direct result of the constraints on business. 

Interim Relief

Annika Neukirch, of our Employment team, features in the latest edition of the Bulletin published by Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce and looks at 'interim relief' in relation to employment tribual proceedings.  

The Chancellor’s next Budget is due to be published earlier than normal this year, on Wednesday 3 March 2021. 

Although no significant details have been published in advance of the Budget, there has been widespread media and industry speculation that the Budget will include some measures to recoup, to some extent at least, the cost to the Treasury of supporting the UK economy during the last 10 turbulent months. 

When the government announced a national lockdown for the UK in March 2020 few of us had any idea of what we would be facing in both our personal and working lives. In the months that followed we all had to adapt to the ever-changing circumstances - and the processes involved in family law matters and court procedures were no exception.   Here we take a look back over the challenges of 2020 upon family law matters in detail. 

‘Retention’ in Construction Contracts - A snagging problem?

Robert McDiarmid, partner and head of Dispute Resolution, features in the latest edition of the Bulletin published by Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce and looks at an issue within the construction industry - Retentions. 

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