Lows have advised numerous companies doing business in Orkney over the years. This can be either on an ad hoc basis for a specific project, or to help companies who may want to relocate to Orkney.
Orkney offers many advantages including a highly educated workforce and fantastic resources in areas such as food production and renewable energy generation.
Lows don’t just do Law. We really understand the local context, and how key organisations like the local authority, the enterprise company and sectorial business organisations work. There are, however, challenges in terms of transportation links, connectivity and perceived peripherality. This is an area where local knowledge is crucial.
We act in the formalities of acquiring commercial property both by purchase and by way of lease. We can advise on business funding and business taxation.
Business relocation can involve implications for workforce and we can advise fully on the Employment Law implications on any business relocation. We can also assist in property search for relocating employees.
We maintain excellent relationships with other professionals including Accountants, Surveyors and Business Consultants. We can give independent advice on funding options for individuals and businesses alike. In Orkney the local authority Orkney Islands Council has a range of special economic powers almost unique to this area. Our Solicitors have extensive familiarity in dealing with the Council’s practices and procedures in this area.