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Mothercare; More misery for the UK High Street

Following on from my recent article on the collapse of Watt Brothers and Bonmarche, it is a great shame to now have to report on the…


Posted on 7th November 2019

Alexa – can I stay in Gourock

Amazon faces eviction from its Gourock “fulfilment centre” after having ignored a notice to quit from its landlord, M7 Real Estate…


Posted on 17th October 2019

Thomas Cook – A Very Bumpy Landing

What Has Gone Wrong? On the surface, it is not hard to see what may have gone wrong over the past 8 years since the last restructuring of…


Posted on 24th September 2019

Brexit and Business Continuity: is there such a thing?

When it comes to Brexit, no one seems to know what tomorrow will bring - particularly in the event of no deal scenario.  With Boris Johnson…


Posted on 18th September 2019

The Growing Business of Franchising

Franchising is a common way of scaling a business quickly.  The world’s largest franchises are household names: McDonald’s, Subway,…


Posted on 23rd May 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

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

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

Selling your dental practice to the corporates

Over the years, the prospect of selling to one of the corporates was at times seen as like selling your soul to the devil. The view from…


Posted on 7th February 2019

The Age of the Digital Revolution

In reading last week that Netflix had added another 9 million subscribers to its service in the last quarter I paused to reflect; not so…


Posted on 28th January 2019

Phrases used in contract negotiations and what they mean.

Following my blog last week - What to look out for in contract negotiations, I have some further reflections on points that are often made…


Posted on 5th September 2018

What to look out for in contract negotiations

I thought I’d do a series of blogs with some reflections on points that are often made in contract negotiations.  They come up quite a lot…


Posted on 28th August 2018

The Growth of Fintech in Scotland

The development of a dynamic relationship between the traditional banking sector in Scotland and the emerging fintech scene started off…


Posted on 28th August 2018

Thorntons is legal firm of choice for universities and colleges in Scotland

One of Scotland’s leading legal firms has been appointed on all six legal services lots by the Advanced Procurement for Universities and…


Posted on 21st December 2017

Record fine for Alton Towers Health and Safety Failings

Merlin Attractions Operations Ltd has been fined a potentially record breaking fine of £5 Million after admitting to Health and Safety…


Posted on 26th September 2017

Three new partners appointed at Thorntons

One of the largest full service law firms in Scotland has today (1 June 2017) announced the appointment of three new partners, expanding…


Posted on 1st June 2017

Thorntons is recognised for specialist services in the dental sector

Michael Royden has been shortlisted for Best Professional Advisor at the Scottish Dental Awards 2017. Client testimonials played an…


Posted on 9th April 2017

Brexit Update: Supreme Court Decision Announced.

Today’s decision in the Supreme Court is a key moment in the process of Britain leaving the EU. The implications of the case will take time…


Posted on 24th January 2017

Brexit: Court rules Parliamentary approval is required to serve Article 50

Liam McMonagle, a partner at Thorntons, commented on the judgement around the serving of the Article 50 notice by the UK Government: “Today…


Posted on 3rd November 2016

Tayside law firm welcomes new corporate solicitor

Leading law firm, Thorntons, expanded its corporate team by welcoming new solicitor, Kim Campbell. The Dundee University graduate joins…


Posted on 17th September 2013

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