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‘Taking Control’ of the Crown Estate

The Scottish Crown Estate includes a diverse portfolio of property, rights and interests, including the Scottish seabed, foreshore and ancient possessions of the Crown.  Read more

When is 'close of business'?

The phrase ‘close of business’ is used by many on a regular basis however, when is ‘close of business’? Read more

Documenting Decisions by Directors

Further to our recent article, “Does your Company Paperwork reflect your Company Practice?” this article tackles another fundamental aspect of company administration; the preparation of board minutes.   Read more

Does Your Company Paperwork Reflect Your Company Practice?

The ‘constitution’ of a company or LLP is the Memorandum and Articles of Association (“the Articles”).  These set out how the company is to be managed on a day to day basis and typically include provisions covering decision-making by Directors, conducting Director and Shareholder meetings and the process to transfer... Read more

Who are you contracting with?

The Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca hit the headlines for a few days in early April following a major leak of data to a German newspaper showing that complex corporate structures were created in a bid to conceal the identity of the ultimate owner. Read more

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 - Update

In our article “The Changing Face of Company Administration” of June this year we discussed the adoption of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 and the changes it would introduce to the company administration regime. Read more

Companies House - Late Filing Penalties

Late filing penalties issued by Companies House for failing to submit company accounts or reports on time is not something new however, it is something worth noting.  Read more

Counterparty Signing

Despite being a relatively short Act, the recently introduced Legal Writings (Counterparts and Delivery) (Scotland) Act 2015 is still significant. Read more

The Changing Face of Company Administration

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 introduced earlier this year aims to enhance the UK’s position in the global market as a trusted place to conduct business with a range of opportunities for small businesses.  Read more

Incorporating a Company or Looking to Change the Name of your Company?

Two sets of Regulations have recently come into force in relation to restrictions on company names.  Although this is not new legislation, the content of the Regulations should be noted.  Read more

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The Force of a Jurisdiction Clause

An Advocate General of the European Court of Justice recently considered the issue of where an employee habitually works and the impact of a “choice of jurisdiction” clause in the employee’s contract.  When issuing his opinion on the meaning of the “place where the employee habitually carries out his work”...

Mackinnons - Through the years

Our records show that the first office of Lachlan McKinnon, Advocate, opened its doors in 1842 at 54 Union Street, Aberdeen.

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