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Ruth is managing partner for our firm. Ruth is a highly experienced litigator specialising in all areas of commercial dispute resolution, with a particular expertise in construction law. She advises clients in the successful resolution of litigation, conducted both in the Court of Session and the Sheriff Courts. Qualified with a Masters in Construction Law at Strathclyde University, Ruth guides all parties, from developers and consultants to contractors and subcontractors, through the complex drafting and negotiating processes involved in construction and engineering projects. This includes construction contracts, appointments, sub contracts and collateral warranties. Ruth also represents clients in disputed construction contracts and Alternative Dispute Resolution, including adjudication, arbitration and mediation, and is a member of the Adjudication Society. She is a pragmatic business lawyer who focuses on sound practical and commercial advice.
I read with interest the recent article in the Scotsman which focused on encouraging businesses to speak out on the independence debate;
It’s a highly emotive subject which I am now hearing views on almost daily, and I wholeheartedly agree that business leaders and owners must engage. I am also hearing that business owners are finding it a challenge to extract the fundamental information the outcome may have on their business, and this will have a significant bearing on how they will vote.
Just yesterday I heard of one organisation arranging to bring in ‘for’ and ‘against’ speakers on separate days to ensure that the audience is not distracted by political battling, but rather left informed of key points.
In the shorter term, the impact of the next 10 months or so is less frequently discussed. How will what happens between now and the referendum affect SME’s?
The UK’s first Small Business Saturday runs this Saturday, 7 December. With an ambition to learn from a similar promotion which runs in the USA, Small business Saturday is set to encourage consumers to buy local and from independents this weekend as they focus on Christmas shopping....
Added value is a phrase banded around rather a lot these days. Whilst many law firms in particular strive to compete in an ever challenging business market, client service and added value appear frequently on the agenda....
Glasgow based businesses might be interested to know that Glasgow For Business Week 2013 will run from Monday 11 to Friday 15 November, finishing on the Friday with the State of the City Economy Conference....