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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

The Backbone of the Scottish Economy - Is Enough Being Done to Nurture Family Businesses?

Grant Stevenson | Burness Paull Scottish Law Firm

Although 70% of Scottish businesses are family businesses, it is surprising to the Burness Paull Family Business team that the nurturing and development of these businesses does not appear to receive greater attention.  We see plenty of policy making attention directed towards start up businesses and many industry sectors are very good at marshalling their interests. 

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Immigration Bill 2013

Joanne Hennessy

I recently reported on the Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules laid before Parliament last month. As part of its commitment to cutting net immigration to the UK to the tens of thousands, the Government has now released the anticipated Immigration Bill. There have been several immigration bills over the years, each seeking to address concerns about immigration in a different way.

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Going International With Your Family Business

Family businesses form the bedrock of the Scottish economy, accounting for 70% of Scottish businesses and employing more than 50% of the Scottish private sector workforce.  

Many of these family businesses are looking at exciting international opportunities for growth and Burness Paull is excited to be the sponsor of the International Growth category at The Herald’s forthcoming Scottish Family Business Awards on 4 December.

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