Tagged with Rod MacLeod

Think and Talk with Alistair Darling

Think and Talk with Alistair Darling

As we move into the last six months of the Scottish independence referendum debate,  Tods Murray spoke exclusively to former Chancellor and leader of the Better Together campaign Alistair Darling. We asked him some of the key questions on currency union, Scottish governance post-referendum and his message for business looking at Scotland just now. Watch … Continue reading

James Naughtie on the independence debate so far

James Naughtie on the independence debate so far

As the Scottish independence referendum campaign enters the last six months, Tods Murray speaks again to leading political commentator and broadcaster James Naughtie of the BBC on the latest development in the debate. Tods Murray’s Banking & Finance Team is actively involved in the independence debate through its client base in London and has played … Continue reading

Debate at deadlock after First Minister’s currency union speech, says Rod MacLeod

Debate at deadlock after First Minister’s currency union speech, says Rod MacLeod

Speaking after First Minister Alex Salmond hit back at Chancellor George Osborne’s stance on currency union, banking and finance expert Rod MacLeod of Tods Murray Solicitors believes the First Minister’s speech leaves the debate very much in deadlock. After the First Minister addressed an audience of pro-independence business leaders in Aberdeen, Rod said: “Alex Salmond … Continue reading

Think and Talk with James Naughtie

Think and Talk with James Naughtie

As the level of debate on both sides of the Scottish independence debate ramps up, Tods Murray speaks to leading media commentator James Naughtie of the BBC to get his take on the key issues that will define the campaign. Tods Murray’s Banking & Finance Team is actively involved in the independence debate through its … Continue reading

In conversation with Alex Salmond

In conversation with Alex Salmond

In one of his first major public events on independence in the year of the referendum, First Minister Alex Salmond MSP spoke in conversation with the BBC’s James Naughtie on the key issues leading the constitutional debate. The event, held at The Mitchell Theatre in Glasgow on Thursday 16th January, was organised by Glasgow-based charity … Continue reading

Think and Talk with the First Minister

Think and Talk with the First Minister

With the countdown on for September’s referendum on Scottish independence, Tods Murray spoke exclusively to Alex Salmond MSP, First Minister of Scotland, on some of the key banking and finance issues leading the debate. The topics covered include currency union; Scotland’s potential reputation on the money markets; and the timetable for independence.  Tods Murray’s Banking … Continue reading

Absence of Plan B for Scottish Government currency union plans could lead to calls for another referendum, says Rod MacLeod

Absence of Plan B for Scottish Government currency union plans could lead to calls for another referendum, says Rod MacLeod

Commenting on the First Minister Alex Salmond’s appearance at the launch of the Scottish Government’s White Paper on independence with Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, Rod MacLeod, partner in Tods Murray’s Banking and Finance team, said: “When pressed on whether an independent Scotland would be obliged to adopt the euro as a pre-condition to EU … Continue reading

Rod MacLeod on the Scottish Government’s blueprint for Scotland’s post-independence economy

Rod MacLeod on the Scottish Government’s blueprint for Scotland’s post-independence economy

Following yesterday’s statement from First Minister Alex Salmond and Cabinet Secretary John Swinney on the economic policy choices of an independent Scotland, Rod MacLeod has said there are still unanswered questions which will need to be addressed in next week’s White Paper. Rod MacLeod, a Partner in Tods Murray’s Banking & Finance Department, said: “Leaving … Continue reading

Rod MacLeod on First Minister’s Isle of Man address

Rod MacLeod on First Minister’s Isle of Man address

Commenting after the First Minister Alex Salmond’s address to the annual Chief Minister’s International Lecture on the Isle of Man, in which he restated his intention for an independent Scotland retaining the pound, Tods Murray’s Banking & Finance Partner, Rod MacLeod, said: “The First Minister’s praise for the Isle of Man currency model is justified … Continue reading

UK Treasury paper fails to appreciate nature of existing regulatory environment, argues Rod MacLeod

UK Treasury paper fails to appreciate nature of existing regulatory environment, argues Rod MacLeod

The UK Treasury’s latest report on the implications of Scottish independence fails to appreciate the true nature of banking regulation, argues Rod MacLeod, a leading financial and banking expert and Partner at Tods Murray Solicitors. The report, announced in Edinburgh by Secretary of State for Scotland, Michael Moore MP, claims that an independent Scotland would … Continue reading