Meet Brendan – Our Go To Tax Guy

Kirsten’s Go To Tax Guy meets the G & W Team Kirsten introduced us this morning to the famous Brendan, her former colleague and “go to guy” for all things tax (complexity no object). Brendan is now with Haines Watts C.A.s in Glasgow and brought along with him Paul and Emma from their Forensic Accounting team,… Read more »

Solicitoritis defined and is it Scrabble friendly?

  Solicitoritis: a disease rare in the general population but prevalent among the legal profession.  Symptoms include an obsession with detail, a tendency to over-analyse and an often uncontrollable urge to start every sentence with “What if…?”.   Solicitoritis is not contagious but sufferers should avoid discussions with other lawyers as this often exacerbates the condition. Et separatim… Q & A… Read more »

Lacking in Specification: Life as a Country Solicitor.

  Lacking in Specification:  Legalese for “Talkin’ Mince” The first and last time I appeared in Court (yes, as a Solicitor – behave yourself!) was in 1983.  It didn’t go so well and I vowed then to give litigation a wide berth in future.  Strathaven’s Petrocelli I am not and it is now 34 years… Read more »

200 Years of Solicitoritis in Strathaven

A Life in the Day of a Country Lawyer A Brief Study of Solicitoritis in Strathaven from 1816-2016   I had the pleasure, last Thursday, of meeting up with Willie Park, Jim Copeland, Keith Jackson and Bob Flynn, all four of them my former Gebbie & Wilson partners, all now retired. Here they all are,… Read more »

Craig and Donna: a case study in the injustice of intestacy.

No Will, No Justice? The heartache of intestacy. I’ve not done my Tax Return yet.  It’s mid January now and I must get it to done by the end of this month or HMRC will hit me with fines and penalties.  Typical me I suppose – leaving things to the last minute.  Trouble is there’s… Read more »