1st February 2016

Pitmans take home 17 internationally recognised Awards in the ‘Best Lawyers 2017’ publication

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. It is now published in almost 70 countries around the world. The lists of outstanding lawyers are compiled by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.

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28th January 2016

New legislation requires online traders to update their customer terms & conditions

Traders who fail to comply with the Regulations could be subject to Trading Standards civil enforcement action. Aside from the negative publicity this could attract, such action could result in a court order requiring compliance. Breach of such an order could be punishable with an unlimited fine or up to 2 years imprisonment.

14th January 2016

Pitmans take home four Awards at the Acquisition International 2015 Legal Awards

These prestigious awards pay tribute to the people and firms who have, through the quality services they provide and their commitment to moving the legal sector forward, established themselves as thought leaders and assumed their position at the head of the legal pack.

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14th December 2015

Pitmans LLP advises on the sale of Airbase Interiors Limited

In a transaction backed by Graphite Capital, the leading mid-market private equity specialist, Pitmans LLP has advised the selling shareholders of Airbase Interiors Ltd on its acquisition by Aero Technics, a civil aircraft maintenance business focusing on cabin services. A complementary business, Airbase Interiors specialises in the manufacture, repair and dry cleaning of aircraft seats. Pitmans Corporate Partner Andrew Peddie and Pitmans Legal Director Mark Metcalfe advised the Airbase Interiors shareholders on the sale.

11th December 2015

MBO of GfK’s animal and crop health division

Pitmans Corporate Partner, Roger Gregory, recently acted for the management team on an MBO, backed by Inflexion Private Equity. This was the buy-out of the animal and crop health business from Franfurt-listed market research organisation GfK.

9th December 2015

Break Clauses and Apportionment

A recent Supreme Court decision has finally resolved an important point for those in the hospitality sector involved in the termination of a lease by way of break notice.

9th December 2015

The Employment Law Survival Guide

An efficient injection of information about some of the key issues you should consider when employing people. What are the minimum contractual terms you must provide and what are the crucial ones to protect your business interests?

8th December 2015

New health and safety sentencing guidelines coming into force in February

The Sentencing Council's new guidelines will apply to health and safety, corporate manslaughter and food safety and hygiene cases and it is coming into force on 1 February 2016 and will apply regardless of the date the offence was committed. The courts will be required to assess the overall seriousness of the offence based on the offender's culpability and the risk of serious harm irrespective of whether any harm was actually caused.

26th November 2015

“Own goal?”

The recent Court of Session ruling on 4 November 2015 on the tax payable on payments made into Employee Benefits Trusts (“EBTs”) operated by the Murray Group of Companies (including Rangers FC) will, if unchallenged, have potentially significant financial consequences for those employers who have used EBTs.