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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...
Happy New Tax Year

Happy New Tax Year

7 April, 2015 by Gilson Gray in Blog
With the arrival of the new tax year comes the arrival of a new service for clients of Gilson Gray as our Private Client department embarks on the provision of tax compliance services. We provide a wide variety of tax compliance services which can be tailored to your own specific requirements ... read more...
Onsite at Europe’s fastest solar farm deployment

Onsite at Europe’s fastest solar farm deployment

1 April, 2015 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Our client, Scottow Moor Solar Limited, has just connected one of the UK’s largest solar projects. We were privileged to be invited to see the final stages of construction at the site by the project’s driving force, shareholder and director, David Fyffe. The scale of the solar power development ... read more...
Inheritance Tax – Deeds of Variation under the Microscope

Inheritance Tax – Deeds of Variation under the Microscope

20 March, 2015 by Gilson Gray in Blog
While the hotly tipped abolition of IHT on the majority of family homes didn’t make the budget speech the promise to scrutinise the use of legal loopholes that help people avoid inheritance tax (“IHT”) did. Chancellor George Osborne continued his attack on those actively avoiding paying tax and ... read more...