Yet 250 years ago this year, their powerful foundations would be rocked by scandalous allegations that gripped the nation and placed them at loggerheads with another of Scotland’s richest and most powerful families, the Hamiltons.
There are currently more than 1,100 homes in London rented at over £3,000 a month, including a £40,000 a week, seven-bedroom house in Mayfair and a six bedroom Knightsbridge penthouse flat at the same price.
Although there is scant information about the specifics of the case, returning seized funds to the country of origin, as is proposed, is an obligation under the UN Convention Against Corruption.
Mr Cook told the court: “It almost felt like he was going to leave, and then he thought ‘you know what, I‘m going to hit this guy‘.
The Securitisation Regulation consolidates the patchwork of legislation governing European securitisations and introduces the long-awaited rules for issuing simple, transparent and standardised transactions.
The proposals in the Consultation Papers make it clear that we expect you to understand your vulnerabilities, invest in protecting those and protecting yourselves, consumers and the market.