Posts By: Gebbie & Wilson

Taxing Times: Let the Second Home Buyer Beware

From now on, anyone purchasing a residential property as a second home or “buy to let” where the purchase price is over £40,000 will face a significant one-off charge amounting to 3% of the price. The Land and Building Transaction Tax (LBTT) replaced the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) in Scotland for land transactions, taking… Read more »


Gebbie & Wilson We are a long established and busy country practice seeking a solicitor experienced in residential/commercial conveyancing to join our existing team. Applicants should have at least 3 years P.Q.E. Please submit applications to Mr Russell Paterson, Gebbie & Wilson, 18 Common Green, Strathaven, ML10 6AG or For further information or a… Read more »

November – The Perfect Month to Make Your Will

Why?… Because November is Will Aid Month and, in exchange for a donation to the Will Aid charities, we at Gebbie and Wilson will write your Will for free! But isn’t it complicated and time-consuming? No, it doesn’t have to be. Indeed there are only two essential elements to your Will – appointment of your… Read more »

Civil Law Cases At Its Lowest in 5 Years

The total number of civil law cases initiated in Scottish courts is at its lowest in the past 5 years, according to the latest civil justice statistics published by Scotland’s chief statistician. Changes in types of borrowing, settlements out of court and perceived lower chances of recovering money are thought to be among the possible… Read more »

Spotlight On… Laura Boswell – Agricultural and Rural Property Law

SPOTLIGHT ON… Laura Boswell Associate Area of Expertise: Agricultural and Rural Property Law. “Being both a farmer’s daughter and farmer’s wife, agriculture is not only my chosen career but part of who I am”. The firm strengthened the support it provides in the rural sector with the appointment in 2013 of Laura Boswell as… Read more »