Planning for long-term care

long-term care

As many of our clients grow older, they begin to focus on how their estate will be dealt with after their death. They tell us that they want to leave as much as they can to their family and are worried what might happen to their assets if they find themselves in long-term care. Because […]

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Walker Laird supporting Renfrewshire Foodbank

Walker Laird has teamed up with Renfrewshire Foodbank to help fight hunger this Christmas time. We are pleased to be working together for this year’s Christmas food drive. Facing Christmas with little or no money and struggling to make ends meet can be the reality for many people. Unable to afford food to make a […]

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Sharlene Wardrope supporting The Scottish SPCA

Sharlene Wardrope, Associate Solicitor who heads up Walker Laird’s Remortgage Department, volunteers for the Scottish SPCA (Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) by walking dogs at their Cardonald Centre, known locally as the Glasgow Cat & Dog home.   The Society takes in stray and unwanted domestic animals, finds them new homes […]

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Walker Laird Supports Scottish Drawing Competition

Walker laird continues to support national culture from the local base of Paisley Art Institute. The Scottish Drawing competition has been run by Paisley Art Institute more or less every alternate Autumn since 1983. It is the oldest existing drawing competition in the United Kingdom. The exhibition took place within the Art Galleries of Paisley […]

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Separating cohabiting couples – beware the 1 year rule


A recently decided case in the Court of Session emphasised the need for separating cohabiting couples to take legal advice if one party intends to make a claim for a capital sum against one the other. A key aspect of this case was the failure by the Pursuer to apply to the Court for an […]

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Registers of Scotland: Latest House Price Index Report

house price

The latest monthly House Price Index Report for Scotland has been published by the Registers of Scotland. This month’s edition gives us the average price of residential property across Scotland for August 2017 and the volume of sales for June 2017 (the latest dates for which these data are available). The Report shows an increase […]

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Do you need a Shareholders Agreement?

shareholders agreement

Going into business with someone can be a little like going into a marriage – it’s fine if it’s all going well, but if problems develop the “divorce” can be terribly acrimonious and terribly expensive! If you are a shareholder in a private limited company, there are some very good reasons for having a Shareholders […]

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Staff News – Cecilia Miller judges Blockchain Hackathon

I was excited to be asked to be part of the judging panel at a Blockchain Hackathon which took place at Strathclyde University at the weekend hosted by Girl Geek Scotland and Legal Hackers Scotland in partnership with Scotchain 17.   What is a Blockchain Hackathon I hear you all ask? Good question. A Hackathon […]

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“There were more home buyers in Scotland in the second quarter of 2017 than any other quarter since 2007”

Carol Anderson, Chair of UK Finance Scotland Mortgage Committee made this comment following publication of the Council of Mortgage Lender’s latest report on house buying activity in Scotland. The report states: Home buyers borrowed £2.5bn – up 35% quarter on quarter and 10% year on year First-time buyers borrowed £1.1bn – up 29% on the […]

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Dilapidations; the sting in the tail of a commercial lease


At the end of a commercial lease, the landlord usually carries out an inspection of the property and then issues a Schedule of Dilapidations. Dilapidations are essentially a claim for damages based on the repairing obligations as set out in the lease. Under common law in Scotland, the tenant’s obligations are largely limited to liability […]

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