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Top Tips for Succession Planning

Top Tips for Succession Planning

14th February 2020

Succession planning is an important step for any farming family to take when looking to the future. However, there is often a sense of reluctance towards broaching the subject. There can be uncertainty around the process and many see it as a daunting task. However, this doesn’t need to be the case.

Members of farming families tend to have varying levels of involvement in the farm. Some family members may have put their heart and soul into the day to day running of the farm whereas others may not have been so hands on, or indeed involved at all. This can make it tricky to work out how to treat all of the family members fairly but in a way that isn’t going to affect the ongoing running of the business.

Top Tips for Succession Planning

Top Tips for Succession Planning

14th February 2020

Succession planning is an important step for any farming family to take when looking to the future. However, there is often a sense of reluctance towards broaching
Get Your Finances in Shape for 2020

Get Your Finances in Shape for 2020

28th January 2020

Graham Murray, Chartered Financial Planner and Partner at Wright Johnston & Mackenzie LLP, shares five top tips on how to get your finances in shape for 2020.
PERFORMANCE AND PROSPERITY FOR YOUR FAMILY BUSINESS

PERFORMANCE AND PROSPERITY FOR YOUR FAMILY BUSINESS

16th January 2020

You’re an established family business, proud of what has been built, and optimistic about its future. Those two words ‘though’ and ‘its fut
Preparing Your Business for Sale

Preparing Your Business for Sale

16th January 2020

Selling your business involves more than you might think and there are pitfalls for those who aren't prepared. Lack of preparation and unrealistic expectations can
Ethical Veganism Ruling

Ethical Veganism Ruling

6th January 2020

An employment tribunal has ruled that ethical veganism should be protected under discrimination law. Mr Jordi Casamitjana, an ethical vegan claims he was discrimin
Modular Construction and Standard Forms

Modular Construction and Standard Forms

4th December 2019

P-DfMA (Platform for Design for Manufacture and Assembly) is a relatively new initiative being pushed by Government to promote the use of off-site, pre-fabrication
Swot up on seasonal workers’ rights this Christmas

Swot up on seasonal workers’ rights this Christmas

28th November 2019

As many companies gear up for their busiest time of year, employers are urged to make sure they are up to speed on seasonal workers’ rights. The festive seas
Be Prepared when Dealing with a Break Clause

Be Prepared when Dealing with a Break Clause

25th November 2019

For a variety of reasons, break clauses have become increasingly common nowadays in leases of commercial property. A break clause will normally entitle either or b
Finney v Welsh Ministers: Important Implications for Section 42 Applications

Finney v Welsh Ministers: Important Implications for Section 42 Applications

13th November 2019

In Finney v Welsh Ministers & Ors, the Appeal Court of England and Wales recently considered the validity of an application under section 73 of the Town and Cou
RELATIONSHIPS AT WORK

RELATIONSHIPS AT WORK

5th November 2019

Until comparatively recently, very few of us had heard of Relationships at Work Policies. However, with the steep rise in sexual harassment claims and the emergence
Ian Macdonald Re-elected to STEP Council

Ian Macdonald Re-elected to STEP Council

1st November 2019

Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP Private Client Partner Ian Macdonald has been re-elected as a STEP Council member. A STEP member since 1990, Ian has represent
WJM INVERNESS LEGAL DUO ANNOUNCE RETIREMENT

WJM INVERNESS LEGAL DUO ANNOUNCE RETIREMENT

31st October 2019

Two solicitors from Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie's Inverness office have announced their retirements after over 88 combined years in the legal profession. Geor
Public Procurement, Cake and SME benefits

Public Procurement, Cake and SME benefits

25th October 2019

Public Procurement policy and practice, when it comes to facilitating SME involvement, seems to be focused solely upon ensuring there are opportunities at a Sub-Con
WJM BUILDS ON CONSTRUCTION OFFERING WITH APPOINTMENT OF NEW PARTNER

WJM BUILDS ON CONSTRUCTION OFFERING WITH APPOINTMENT OF NEW PARTNER

1st October 2019

Construction specialist solicitor Ross Taylor has joined Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP as Partner. Ross Taylor, who has headed up Taylor Law in Dunfermline
Welcome to WJM!

Welcome to WJM!

3rd September 2019

WJM is delighted to welcome our new first year trainees to the company.  Scott Paterson, Iona Whyte, Monika Koczwara, Marion MacDonald, Susannah Green and Han