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Please see details for transactions and advices in May 2019.

Acting for the University of Strathclyde in its investment in conjunction with private equity investors in Total Chatbots Limited, a high-growth company specialising in the design and build of industry leading chatbots for business;

Acting in the group restructure of a well-established pharmaceutical company;

Acting for HALO Kilmarnock on various commercial matters relating to the HALO project;

Acting for minority shareholders in buyout of multiple generation Glasgow family business in the food and drink sector (further details withheld for now);

Acting for the principal in the disposal of respected Scottish accountancy practice J Bruce Andrew to an accountant trade buyer;

Acting for a minority shareholder, employee and director in the exit of that party (on retirement grounds) from a leading independent drainage and environmental company;

Effecting a streamlining restructure of a leading advisor in employment law, HR and health & safety, to tidy the group structure, using capital reductions and dividends in specie;

Reviewing documentation for Scottish whisky supply chain business, putting in place an EMI scheme for a recently appointed key executive, and further preparing documentation to effect the company’s AGM;

Acting for the sellers in the sale of the entire issued share capital of Doon Valley Pharmacy an established pharmacy practice in Dalmellington to a trade buyer;

Assisting a landscape and design company in the negotiation of an environmental consultancy agreement issued by a new client;

Drafting and preparing a new directors service agreement for a company in the construction industry;

Advising a globally respected tour company working within the music industry in relation to employment policies and procedures for ongoing use;

Advising a consultancy company in relation to its ongoing GDPR compliance;

Assisting a training development company in amending and negotiating a services agreement with a Big Four accountancy practice;

Acting for the purchasers of the Ladybank Tavern Public House in Fife, subsequently rebranded to the Golf Inn, Ladybank by the new owners;

Acting for an operator seeking to move into the Scottish leisure and hospitality market with the acquisition of a 22 bedroom hotel in Dumfries and Galloway;

Advising Scottish healthcare sector client in the restructuring of their property portfolio;

Acting for a Scottish engineering company, recovering six figure sum of damages in a breach of contract/early contract termination claim;

Acting for a couple with personal guarantee obligations following liquidation of a business. Settling claim removing 80% of the liability allowing the parties to preserve their family home;

Acting for a property maintenance company in despite with a supplier of services, defending a Sheriff Court action. Resolving matters by successful minute of tender at significantly less than the sum sued for;

Acting for a firm of central heating engineers, successfully recovering payment of our clients’ invoices from a debtor customer;

Acting for a haulage company which had bought a used vehicle, which it materialised had been subject to an outstanding finance agreement entered into by a previous owner, providing advices in connection with the “buyer in possession” principle and demonstrating our clients’ good title to the vehicle; and

Acting for the owner of a property which had been used for short term lets and providing advices in connection with alleged planning regulation infringement.

Last updated: 10.49am, Thursday 25th July 2019

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