Blog

Company Voluntary Agreements are back under the microscope

Company Voluntary Agreements are back under the microscope

22 June, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
My colleague Sumaira wrote recently about the new look CVA (LINK). She predicted that CVAs would become more prolific. She was right! Back in the press again, CVAs are attracting some negative coverage. The British property Federation has called on the government to review the what they say is ... read more...
DIY Wills in Scotland

DIY Wills in Scotland

21 June, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Last year, the Law Society of England and Wales said that courts should be allowed to recognise informal wills as an expression of people’s final wishes. The society made the proposal in a submission to the Law Commission, who suggested courts could have a “dispensing” power allowing them to ... read more...
There’s no place like home for jet-setter Grace ahead of the Euros

There’s no place like home for jet-setter Grace ahead of the Euros

21 June, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Scottish diver Grace Reid loves travelling around the world with her sport, but she admits there is nowhere like home and cannot wait to compete in the pool where it all began for her come August. Last week Reid, 22, was back in her hometown of Edinburgh having been named in a 15-strong Great ... read more...
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...