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Egg-ceptional donation for local families

Struggling families across Dundee, Angus, Fife, Perth and Kinross and Edinburgh have been gifted a welcome boost this Easter thanks to…


Posted on 18th April 2019

GP Sustainability Fund – Prior Lending/Ranking Agreements

One of the key parts of the GP Sustainability Fund is that all GP contractors who own their premises can apply for an interest-free GP…


Posted on 16th April 2019

What are Dental Bodies Corporate?

Most dentists know that for some years they have been permitted to operate their practice using the structure of a limited company. In the…


Posted on 9th April 2019

Livestock Worrying – Proposed Protection of Livestock (Scotland) Bill

In Scotland, the public benefits from the right to enjoy and access the countryside, but over recent years this has been partnered with an…


Posted on 8th April 2019

Preparing for FOISA: Registered Social Landlords

Scotland’s registered social landlords (RSLs) will be subject to the requirements of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA…


Posted on 5th April 2019

The Scottish Government's GP Sustainability Fund.

In November 2017 the Scottish Government announced that it would create the GP Sustainability Fund. Decisions for the first round of…


Posted on 5th April 2019

Inheritance Tax and the Increased Residence Nil Rate Band

The beginning of the new tax year on 6th April 2019 marks the second increase in the Residence Nil Rate Band which originally came into…


Posted on 4th April 2019

Are you cycling naked?

There are apparently 3 types of cyclist - ones that have come off their bikes, ones that are currently coming off their bikes and ones that…


Posted on 29th March 2019

St Andrews Partner retires after four decades of family law

Ronnie Murphy, a Family Law Partner from leading Scottish law firm Thorntons, has retired following a legal career spanning 41 years in St…


Posted on 29th March 2019

Increase in Agricultural Wages 2019

The minimum wage for agricultural workers in Scotland can be different to the minimum wage payable in other jobs as their wages are…


Posted on 26th March 2019

New Guidance on Community Right To Buy Abandoned, Neglected Or Detrimental Land

Guidance has recently been produced by the Scottish Government in relation to the community right to buy abandoned, neglected or…


Posted on 26th March 2019

Is tourism really everyone’s business?

Tourism is a key contributor to Scotland’s economy and if statistics are to be believed, we now have more tourists visiting our Country…


Posted on 22nd March 2019

Injuries Assemble

Everyone loves superheroes and that is firmly backed up by the box office where the Avengers movies alone have amassed almost 5 billion US…


Posted on 15th March 2019

What does the Non Domestic Rates (Scotland) Bill mean for you?

The Scottish Government is planning to introduce the Non Domestic Rates (Scotland) Bill to the Scottish parliament in the coming weeks, and…


Posted on 15th March 2019

£65k fine for Health and Safety breaches at M&Ds Theme

Back in 2017, I blogged about various accidents at theme parks across the UK including the June 2016 incident at M&Ds ‘Scotland’s Theme…


Posted on 12th March 2019

Property manager moves into Kirkcaldy Estate Agents

Thorntons has appointed experienced Property Manager Angela Wright to its Kirkcaldy office. Angela Wright, from Windygates, started her…


Posted on 11th March 2019

Specialisms strengthened at firm’s Edinburgh office

Full service Scottish legal firm Thorntons has appointed Neil Darling as an Associate in the Land and Rural Business team at its Edinburgh…


Posted on 11th March 2019

“I wouldn’t guarantee it”

Granting a personal guarantee for company obligations can seem innocuous when securing initial credit or funding for a business operation,…


Posted on 6th March 2019

My Thorntons Journey: From Student to Trainee

In November 2018 I was delighted to accept an offer to complete my traineeship with Thorntons beginning in September 2019. That same week I…


Posted on 5th March 2019

Spotlight on insurable risks and tax management for the agricultural sector

Forfar rural businesses offered advice to prepare for developments in the industry Leading law firm, Thorntons, and Scotland’s largest…


Posted on 4th March 2019

Driving Miss Daisy off into the sunset

Last month Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, was involved in a road traffic accident when his 4x4 collided with another vehicle as he…


Posted on 27th February 2019

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