We use cookies to make your experience of our website better. Some of these are set by third party Google Analytics to help us analyse website traffic. To comply with privacy regulations, we require your consent to set these cookies. If you continue to use the site without selecting an option we will assume you are happy for us to use cookies.

Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

What The Succession (Scotland) Act 2016 May Mean For You

With a new year upon us, change is often front of mind.

The new Succession (Scotland) Act 2016 came into force in March last year (although many of its provisions are relatively new and didn’t come into effect until November 2016). The Act aims to modernise and clarify some of the technical aspects of the Scottish laws of succession that have been in place since the mid-1960s. So what are the key reforms and how may they impact you?

Read more

Burness admin

Uncertainty. Innovation. Opportunity.

Callum Sinclair

UK-wide (and Scotland is no exception) Brexit has raised many uncertainties – never well received in this typically cautious arena.  Possible loss of passporting rights – which facilitate the operation of UK businesses across Europe without the need to establish a separate subsidiary – is the hottest topic.  To establish a new sub in another country is not insurmountable but should this prove necessary businesses will face significant practical, and costly, issues – the need to transfer assets from one entity to another is a complex regulatory process.  The extent to which th

Read more

Burness admin