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Filing Requirements – Temporary Modifications

The Companies etc. (Filing Requirements) (Temporary Modifications) Regulations 2020 came into force on 27 June 2020.  These Regulations introduce measures which allow businesses more time to deal with company administration matters meaning they can focus on the operation of their business. Read more

What can we expect to happen next?

Whilst we are delighted to report that our Cults and Aboyne branch office staff are now able to carry out viewings and market appraisals in person, and whilst viewing enquiries have already surpassed this time last year, this is not a return to “normality” by any means. Read more

Mackinnons welcome the re-opening of the housing market

As lockdown restrictions finally are eased, we are delighted to see the re-opening of the Scottish housing market. Read more

“What Next for the Scottish Housing Market?”

We now have a published Scottish Route Map the way ahead and, hopefully, out of the Coronavirus Pandemic for many, in the week to come, this will finally provide a welcome removal of some of the practical restraints of moving house but – for a multitude of reasons – this... Read more

Some Assistance for House Sellers/Buyers on the Horizon?

This week (week commencing 18th May) it is hoped that emergency legislation may be passed by the Scottish Government to assist house sellers who have been affected by Covid-19.  The Corona Virus (No. 2) (Scotland) Bill includes provision whereby an individual who has purchased a new main residence between 24th... Read more

Are your annual accounts due to be filed?

If your annual company accounts are due to be filed and you are having difficulty finalising these during this time, you can apply to Companies House for a 3 month extension.  If you cite difficulties due to the coronavirus outbreak, the extension will be granted automatically and immediately.  Note however... Read more

COVID-19 impact on English and Scottish Personal Injury Claims

Coronavirus outbreak has already shown its great impact on the legal sector. Law firms specialising in personal injury claims are facing unprecedented challenges due to the wide spread of Covid-19. Read more

The Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020

This piece of temporary legislation received Royal Assent on the 6th April 2020 and includes, amongst many other things, changes to the law relating to the Private Rented Sector.  These changes will apply until the 30th September 2020 initially, although the legislation gives a provision for an extension of the... Read more

Directors’ duties in difficult times

Directors will undoubtedly want to do all they can to ensure the continuity of their company both during and post coronavirus outbreak however, they need to be mindful of their statutory duties. Read more

Moving Home - update and FAQs

Both the Scottish Government and the Law Society of Scotland have issued guidance to all property solicitors on what is expected to happen during the present “lockdown” period.  This guidance relates to both concluded and unconcluded transactions. Read more
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What can we expect to happen next?

Whilst we are delighted to report that our Cults and Aboyne branch office staff are now able to carry out viewings and market appraisals in person, and whilst viewing enquiries have already surpassed this time last year, this is not a return to “normality” by any means.

Read More