Our team regularly advises clients in Shetland and beyond in relation to buying, selling or chartering vessels of all descriptions, and also those looking to commission a new vessel. From our experience of guiding them through the process we've picked up some key points that anyone looking to purchase a vessel should bear in mind.
Life, business and the law
The law never stands still, and the way it applies to you and your organisation is constantly evolving. Our people are on top of these developments and can keep you up to date with some of the most interestings aspects of these changes. Check out our articles and updates for our perspective on issues that might affect you.
A recent decision highlights the need for employers to ensure that they have stringent Health and Safety measures in place to protect them and their workforce
GDPR: beyond tenants and employees, who do social landlords process personal data for … and what do they need to do about it?
As pretty much everyone is aware, new data protection legislation comes into force in the form of the GDPR on 25 May 2018. For social landlords, it is clear that it's not just tenants and employees that they need to be aware of in terms of data protection and compliance with GDPR.
It's the centenary of British women receiving the right to vote and a new report produced by the Fawcett Society has reviewed sex discrimination laws in the UK and questioned whether they are fit for purpose. The Society made a number of recommendations for improving the law, including within the workplace.
Revenue Scotland have confirmed that Land and Buildings Transaction Tax is generally not payable on in specie pension fund transfers, bringing it into line with the position in England and Wales. However, taxpayers who entered into leases on are after April 2015 are now obliged to submit an updated LBTT return - which are due every three years to reflect any changes to the level of rent.