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Put a little estate planning in the mix

Put a little estate planning in the mix

22 July, 2015 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Being down with the kids I spotted that Jesy Nelson of Little Mix fame has become engaged to Jake Roche of Rixton and well known parents fame. This made me think about the issues facing newlyweds today and while it might appear that you need to have the earning capacity of Jesy and Jake to […] read more...
Summer Budget 2015: Inheritance tax threshold to rise

Summer Budget 2015: Inheritance tax threshold to rise

9 July, 2015 by Gilson Gray in Blog
A new Inheritance Tax threshold was announced yesterday by the Chancellor, George Osborne, when he delivered his first budget since the election. From 2017, an additional nil rate band will be introduced when a main residence is made over to direct descendants on death.  Homes worth up to ... read more...
How to avoid vicarious criminal liability

How to avoid vicarious criminal liability

1 July, 2015 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Steps to be taken by Owners and Managers to try to avoid vicarious criminal liability under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended by the Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Act 2011) Owners and managers of shooting land can be held criminally responsible for certain crimes ... read more...
Will the cheque ever die?

Will the cheque ever die?

30 June, 2015 by Gilson Gray in Blog
“My father was from Aberdeen, and a more generous man you couldn’t wish to meet. I have a gold watch that belonged to him. He sold it to me on his deathbed. I wrote him a cheque for it, post dated of course.” Chic Murray The post dated cheque is beloved by residential conveyancing ... read more...
Gilson Gray to the FORE! in East Lothian

Gilson Gray to the FORE! in East Lothian

30 June, 2015 by Gilson Gray in Blog
An array of the world’s top golfers, including World Number One Rory McIlroy, will descend on East Lothian’s shores next month for the Scottish Open at Gullane Golf Course. The tournament is the prelude to The Open which, this year, will see the golfing circus decant itself just 25 miles north ... read more...
Taking The Biscuit: Cookie Claims For Breach Of The Data Protection Act

Taking The Biscuit: Cookie Claims For Breach Of The Data Protection Act

26 June, 2015 by Gilson Gray in Blog
What is distress?  Few would argue that accidentally eating a coffee cream when you expect a strawberry cream is grounds for a legal action (although, personally, I find coffee creams to be in breach of my human rights).  That, however, is for confectionary.  What about cookies? An important ... read more...
Succession (Scotland) Bill

Succession (Scotland) Bill

19 June, 2015 by Gilson Gray in Blog
The Succession (Scotland) Bill, which aims to reform succession laws including the effects of divorce, dissolution or annulment on a Will, was introduced into the Scottish Parliament earlier this week. The current law, which is enshrined in the Succession (Scotland) Act 1964, has been the ... read more...
The Queen’s Speech – First sighs for onshore wind

The Queen’s Speech – First sighs for onshore wind

27 May, 2015 by Gilson Gray in Blog
The Queen’s Speech 27 May 2015 – first sighs for onshore wind The renewable energy industry was somewhat unnerved by the prospect of the implementation of the Conservatives’ manifesto pledges for renewable energy. A clear assault on onshore wind did not bode well.We now have first details of ... read more...
Small suppliers must act smart

Small suppliers must act smart

14 April, 2015 by Gilson Gray in Blog
When size matters, empathy most often lies with the ‘lesser’ player, writes Steven Jansch Suppliers must act smart when it comes to dealing with big players. A damaging disparity in bargaining power was suggested this year, when suppliers to drinks giant Diageo were told in no uncertain terms ... read more...
No double faults when tax planning for couples

No double faults when tax planning for couples

10 April, 2015 by Gilson Gray in Blog
While I doubt Andy Murray and Kim Sears will give much thought to tax implications of their marriage when they tie the knot tomorrow and while they unlikely to benefit from the new tax allowance available for spouses and civil partners, their union provides an opportunity to re-examine what, if ... read more...