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Ruth Waters

Ruth Waters

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.

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FRC education centre 2Well, here’s your chance! Transport Scotland are running a presentation series on the Crossing on 25 July 2014.

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listen webThank you sincerely for your interest and continued support for our firm. Young & Partners has seen a sharp rise in demand for our services over the last year and clients and contacts alike tell us that it's down to our continued commitment to helping our clients grow their business as much as protect it, and our commitment to service. We are constantly working on this and listening to what you want is very important to us.

If you would spare a few minutes of your time to provide feedback to help shape our services further, please contribute to our annual online survey here.

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Sylvia Flynn webI am delighted to announced a new promotion within our team of business lawyers; Sylvia Flynn, commercial property, commercial leasing and licensing lawyer becomes Associate from 1 July.

Sylvia specialises in all aspects of licensing work including purchases, sales and leases of licensed premises, contentious and non-contentious licensing applications and all associated licensing work. Unlike many licensing lawyers, she can provide the complete service and knows the pitfalls of running a business.

Having been with the firm since 2008 she is well known with the clients at Young & Partners and worked with recently retired Partner Tom Johnston, also renowned across the central belt of Scotland for licensing legal advice.

Young & Partners continue to grow in what has been a challenging time for many law firms in Scotland.

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YP Handshake 2 web LinkedInFor entrepreneurs, small businesses and family businesses looking for strategic advice, a non-executive director (“NXD”) or a Business Advisor can be a fast-track to commercial wisdom, astute introductions and constructive criticism of your strategy. Executive recruiters Livingston James, who spoke recently at one of our Knowledge Series events, discusses how to find one, what to look for and how to get good value from their input.

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entrepeneurI recently met with Tim Dew from Retirement Loomers to explore latest trends with business owners.  In this guest Blog Tim discusses why half of business owners have said they need to compromise their retirement plans.

IN A SURVEY OF UK BUSINESS OWNERS HALF SAID THAT THEY WERE GOING TO HAVE TO COMPROMISE ON THEIR RETIREMENT PLANS. FOR MOST THIS MEANT RETIRING LATER THAN INTENDED.

SO, IN WHICH HALF ARE YOU?

There are four main obstacles facing all business owners that wish to sell their businesses in the next 15 years.

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