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Latest Articles

  • Insurance for small businesses – are you covered?

    Insurance for small businesses – are you covered?

    For many people, setting up their own business is something that they have dreamed of for years. However, there are many considerations to be taken into account when doing so and something that can often be overlooked is what insurance cover is required.

  • Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016: does the Act apply to your organisation?

    Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016: does the Act apply to your organisation?

    On 12 March 2018, the Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016 came into force. The Act was introduced with the intention of bringing greater openness and transparency around lobbying Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs). Any organisations who are likely to have any face-to-face contact with MSPs, Members of the Scottish Government, junior Scottish Ministers, special advisers or the Permanent Secretary of the Scottish Government should register with the Lobbying Register.

  • Is there a case to be made for adult adoption in Scotland?

    Is there a case to be made for adult adoption in Scotland?

    The spotlight has been on step-parent adoptions in recent weeks, with Nathan Sparling, aged 27, launching a campaign to have the law in Scotland changed to allow adults to be adopted. The current age limit for someone to be adopted in Scotland is 18. Here we look at adoption in Scotland and what any change to the law might mean.