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MacRoberts partner charts dramatic turnaround of family business in blog series

In the first of a series of blogs for The Scotsman, MacRoberts' partner Michael Kelly charts the collapse of his father’s business just before the financial crisis and how he and his brothers helped it emerge from this “dark period” with a “brutally challenging” first three years in which it turned over less than £700,000 and made losses of £300,000.

Published 13 July 2016

Update: The Immigration Act 2016 – action required

Hazel Coutts provides an update on new immigration legislation.

Published 12 July 2016

Blog: Get ready for the data processing revolution

New rules coming in 2018 will require offices to make massive changes, says Kate Hodgkiss.

Published 11 July 2016

Blog: 10 Things You Should Know about the New Corporate Offence of Failure to Prevent Tax Evasion

Ronnie Brown (pictured), from Burness Paull, writes about the new legislation introduced to combat tax evasion.

Published 5 July 2016

Blog: Brexit brings yet more uncertainty to immigration law

Stuart McWilliams of Morton Fraser, writes about the effect Brexit will have on EU nationals already residing in the UK. 

Published 4 July 2016

Blog: No rush to build a bonfire of workers’ rights after Brexit

Substantial changes in employment law are not likely in the short-term, writes Kerry Norval.

Published 27 June 2016

Blog: Online databases and smart ID cards are just the beginning

Andrew Alexander discusses developments in the use of technology in the legal sector. 

Published 20 June 2016

Blog: Third parties’ rights improved by new legislation

Reform of third party rights is very much overdue, writes Vikki Melville.

Published 1 June 2016

Blog: Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act – all change for landlords and tenants

Major changes to the tenancy laws in Scotland will give more security to tenants, but also produce hazards for landlords, write Lucy Harington and Louise McAlister.

Published 30 May 2016

Blog: How can we achieve cultural change within the banking sector?

Cat MacLean writes about barriers to justice and other difficulties in litigating against banks.

Published 27 May 2016

Blog: The Enterprise Act 2016

Published 27 May 2016

Blog: Head over heels

Kerry Norval writes about the recent controversy surrounding a woman who was sent home from work because of her footwear and asks whether existing provisions already give employees a right of redress.

Published 24 May 2016