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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 interesting aspects of these changes. Check out our articles and updates for our perspective on issues that might affect you.

Latest Articles

  • 5 Common Investment Mistakes - HM Money Month

    5 Common Investment Mistakes - HM Money Month

    Since the UK's lockdown began on 23 March, Harper Macleod's corporate team has completed 78 deals remotely with 30 of those deals being investments.  Whilst life may have changed for many, business is normal here at Harper Macleod and we aren’t seeing any reduced activity in the investment market.

  • Highland Council warning to fishermen operating a fishing vessel

    Highland Council warning to fishermen operating a fishing vessel

    As we fast approach the end of the Brexit transition period (31 December 2020), the Highland Council ("HC") have issued an urgent warning to fishermen operating a fishing vessel with a HC area 'home port' (which includes the likes of Scrabster and Wick for example).  The HC warning states that all fishing vessels where the catch is exported (either directly or indirectly) to any EU Member State must first be registered as a food business with the HC.

  • Bonfire Night - Remember, remember to take care this November

    Bonfire Night - Remember, remember to take care this November

    Most, if not all, public firework displays have been cancelled this year in an attempt to avoid further spreading of Covid-19. However, we are still likely to hear the explosive bangs and see the bursts of colour overhead as many people choose to celebrate bonfire night in their own gardens. Scottish Government guidance is that fireworks should only be set off in private gardens if it can be done safely.

  • What will the end of Brexit mean in practice for UK businesses trading internationally in the EU and beyond?

    What will the end of Brexit mean in practice for UK businesses trading internationally in the EU and beyond?

    On 31 December 2020 the transition period relating to the UK's exit from the European Union will end. There is no trade deal yet in place between the UK and the EU, though some trade arrangements are in place, for example with Japan. There is uncertainty. But it remains possible for businesses to mitigate risk by undertaking some forward planning and by considering what they may need to do and making preparations.

  • Harper Macleod Money Month Launch

    Harper Macleod Money Month Launch

    Since the UK's lockdown began on 23 March, Harper Macleod's corporate team has completed 78 deals remotely with 30 of those deals being investments.  Whilst life may have changed for many, business is normal here at Harper Macleod and we aren’t seeing any reduced activity in the investment market.