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Watt makes his Mark on the biggest stage of all

Watt makes his Mark on the biggest stage of all

12 June, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Mark Watt has revealed how he felt like time stood still for a few seconds before he took the catch to dismiss Jason Roy and set Scotland on the way to their historic cricketing victory against England. At 21, spinner Watt from Edinburgh was the youngest member of the Scottish side that shocked ... read more...
Changes to the Residence Nil Rate Band

Changes to the Residence Nil Rate Band

6 June, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
A welcome increase in the Residence Nil Rate Band came into effect on 6 April 2018, a relief which is added to your Nil Rate Band for Inheritance Tax purposes. The allowance has increased from £100,000 to £125,000 per person and will increase by £25,000 each year in April until 2020. By this ... read more...
James learning down south and hoping for a big future with Scotland

James learning down south and hoping for a big future with Scotland

1 June, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Young cricketer James Dickinson has come on a lot as a player in the last 12 months and he could soon be set to kick onto the next level. Having come through the ranks at Loretto School and Mazars Grange the leg spinning all-rounder was named Captain of Scotland under-19 for the Cricket World ... read more...
Interviewing trainee candidates

Interviewing trainee candidates

31 May, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Some people think we ask weird questions on our application forms for intern / trainee recruits.  We’re fine with that.  We think that only people on our wavelength will fill in the form in the first place. Our interviews continue in the same vein.  We ask open questions and encourage people to ... read more...
Why should you make a Will?  Here are seven good reasons

Why should you make a Will? Here are seven good reasons

28 May, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
1.Your Will appoints Executors, who are entrusted by you to administer your estate after you die. If you die without a Will Executors will need to be appointed through a court process and in many cases an insurance premium has to be paid. That may cost your family more than the cost of making ... read more...
Prescription (Scotland) Bill

Prescription (Scotland) Bill

23 May, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Our law, like most legal systems, provides a means by which a person can lose a legal right after a certain period of time, through the process of negative prescription. The law must balance the interests of both parties in these situations, such as a creditor and debtor.  The Prescription and ... read more...
Are you logical or emotional when buying and selling a home?

Are you logical or emotional when buying and selling a home?

21 May, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Have you ever walked through the door of a property for sale, and just known that it feels right.  How logical is that?  We have often shown viewers round properties and they can tell within minutes whether it is the house for them.  What makes it feel right? As a purchaser, you will have a ... read more...
Life and work in East Lothian – the perfect combination

Life and work in East Lothian – the perfect combination

15 May, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Most days I count my blessing and realise how fortunate I am – not only do I live in one of the most beautiful counties in Scotland, I also work here.  In North Berwick which, on any view, is a pretty special place to spend your day. But don’t be fooled – we may enjoy […] read more...
Unreasonable behaviour

Unreasonable behaviour

11 May, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
On 17 May, all eyes will be on the Supreme Court in London as Tini Owens attempts to persuade the UK’s most senior judges to allow her to divorce her husband. Mrs Owens’ case is somewhat unusual.  Divorce cases are often litigated where there are fundamental matters in dispute, such as an ... read more...
When the end is just the beginning…

When the end is just the beginning…

10 May, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
  With one of Glasgow’s busiest retail areas on lockdown for nearly three months following the well-publicised fire damage, business-owners need to be aware of their liabilities when disaster strikes. The recent fire, which took hold of Victoria’s nightclub at the end of March, caused ... read more...