Contact us Kilmarnock | Irvine | Troon
  lawaward

McSherry Halliday's Blog

We offer a full range of services tailored to your needs. Your Life. Our Profession.
Apr
26

Scottish and Welsh charities are the fastest growing legacy market

New research has revealed that Scottish and Welsh charities outperformed other parts of the UK with regards to real terms legacy income growth in the last decade.

Continue reading
  136 Hits
136 Hits
Apr
15

More than a quarter of UK divorces involved custody dispute of a pet

According to new research from Direct Line Pet Insurance, more than 28,500 of the 111,000 divorce cases in the last year involved the custody of a pet; equating to around 90 disputes every day.

Continue reading
  100 Hits
100 Hits
Feb
28

15% of Glasgow residents would contest a loved one's will

More than 12.6 million Brits would be willing to challenge a loved one’s will in court should they feel unhappy or disagree with the division of the estate, according to new research from Direct Line Life Insurance.

Continue reading
  217 Hits
217 Hits
Dec
03

Festive Opening Hours at McSherry Halliday

Over the festive period our offices will be closed from 12 noon on Friday 21st December and re-open at 9am on Thursday 3rd January.

Continue reading
  349 Hits
349 Hits
Oct
24

Government makes plans for heterosexual civil partnerships

Prime Minister Theresa May has recently announced that heterosexual couples in England and Wales will soon be able to choose between a civil partnership and marriage. The Scottish government is also in the process of consulting on whether mixed-sex couples in Scotland will be able to enter into civil partnerships.

Continue reading
  619 Hits
619 Hits
Sep
28

More homes on the market as selling prices rise in East Central Scotland

The Scottish property market continues to buck wider UK housing market trends again this month as ESPC reports an increase in properties brought to market and the average selling price of homes across east-central Scotland compared to last year.

Continue reading
  790 Hits
790 Hits
Sep
25

Campaigners seek to scrap adoption age limit

Last month, the Public Petitions Committee in the Scottish Parliament received evidence from a campaign group seeking to extend adoption rights to people over the age of 18.

Continue reading
  710 Hits
710 Hits
Sep
18

Domestic abuse victims increasingly refused right to stay in the UK

Recent reports have shown that the refusal rate for DVA (Domestic Violence and Abuse) victims applying to stay in the UK has more than doubled between 2012 and 2016 since the government announced their intentions to put in place more measures against illegal immigration.

Continue reading
  736 Hits
736 Hits
Aug
14

The Scottish Government Rental Reforms Impact the Letting Sector

In the last three months, sales of rental property have been five times that of purchases of property by landlords. Recent findings from the National Landlords Association (NLA) have shown that almost a quarter (24%) of landlords with properties in Scotland have sold between April and June 2018, but only 5% have purchased new properties.

Continue reading
  814 Hits
814 Hits
Aug
10

How was Islamic Marriage Previously Recognised in England and Wales?

A landmark hearing in the high court of London on 31st July 2018 declared an Islamic marriage falls into the territory of English matrimonial law, a decision that could have massive implications for hundreds of Muslim women throughout the UK.

Continue reading
  836 Hits
836 Hits
Jul
17

Restricting Civil Partnerships to Same-Sex Couples Breaches Human Rights

The Supreme Court has recently ruled that the UK Government’s ban on civil partnerships for different-sex couples in England and Wales is discriminatory and in breach of human rights. 

Continue reading
  955 Hits
955 Hits
Jul
13

Scottish Second Steppers are More Financially Independent

Homeowners in Scotland are apparently less reliant on their parents for financial assistance in moving up to the second rung of the property ladder than in the rest of the UK, new research has revealed. 

Continue reading
  811 Hits
811 Hits
Jun
28

Organisations Publish Responses to IHT Review

The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) recently closed its call for evidence on people’s experiences and perceptions of Inheritance Tax

Continue reading
  1205 Hits
1205 Hits
Jun
20

Analysis Reveals Risk Factors for Partner Abuse

A recent publication from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed which groups of women are most at risk of experiencing partner abuse

Continue reading
  827 Hits
827 Hits
Jun
13

Housing Market Remains Relatively Subdued

The average house price in the UK stood at £224,439 over the three months May, according to the latest House Price Index from Halifax. This is 1.9% higher than in the same period last year. On a monthly basis, prices rose by 1.5% in May, which has partially reversed the 3.1% monthly decline experienced in April. 

Continue reading
  978 Hits
978 Hits
May
30

Research Reveals Worrying Attitudes toward Financial Protection

Royal London has recently published its second State of the Protection Nation report, which looks at public attitudes towards financial protection products and levels of take up across Britain. 

Continue reading
  1157 Hits
1157 Hits
May
28

Controversial Divorce Case Reaches Supreme Court

The highly publicised contested-divorce case, Owens v Owens, has now been heard by the UK’s Supreme Court. 

Continue reading
  1082 Hits
1082 Hits
May
18

Increase in Sales of Million Pound Homes

The property market, and particularly property sales, has remained relatively subdued over the past twelve months, however one sector of the market that has seen an increase in activity is sales of high-end properties. 

Continue reading
  1144 Hits
1144 Hits
Apr
30

Rise in Numbers Considering Leaving a Charitable Bequest

There are a number of important reasons why all adults should have a valid and up-to-date will in place. 

Continue reading
  1247 Hits
1247 Hits
Apr
24

Court of Justice Considers Grandmother’s Right of Access to Grandchild

An Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union has given his opinion in a case concerning the rights of grandparents to see their grandchildren. 

Continue reading
  1377 Hits
1377 Hits

Make an Enquiry

Contact Us
  1. Your Name(*)
    Please let us know your name.
  2. Your Email(*)
    Please let us know your email address.
  3. Phone Number(*)
    Invalid telephone number.
  4. Message(*)
    Please let us know your message.
  5. Which office would you prefer?
    Invalid Input
  6. AntiSpam Verification, Please tick.(*)
    Invalid Input
  7. (*)
    Invalid Input

Legal Services

  • Agricultural & Rural >

    We have considerable experience in dealing with all rural matters. If you are looking to buy, sell, lease or develop agricultural property, we can help. Read More
  • Commercial >

    We are not just lawyers with a focus on law but on business too. Our trusted commercial team combines experience, expertise and awareness of your aims to offer bespoke practical solutions for you. Read More
  • Commercial Contracts >

    We are not just lawyers with a focus on law but on business too. Our trusted commercial team combines experience, expertise and awareness of your aims to offer bespoke practical solutions for you. Read More
  • Commercial Property >

    We are not just lawyers with a focus on law but on business too. Our trusted commercial team combines experience, expertise and awareness of your aims to offer bespoke practical solutions for you. Read More
  • Conveyancing: Buying & Selling >

    When you place yourself in the hands of McSherry Halliday we ease the stress of sourcing and securing your ideal home. Read More
  • Executry >

    If you have lost someone close to you and are looking for sensitive, practical and comprehensive legal advice about where to go from here - we can help. Read More
  • Family Law & Divorce >

    We understand how distressing the breakdown of an adult relationship can be. With such a sensitive matter, it is essential to place yourself in the hands of a skilled and experienced Solicitor. Read More
  • Financial Services >

    We recognise the importance of giving appropriate consideration to your current and future financial position. This has never been more important than in the current economic environment. Read More
  • Living Wills >

    We recognise the importance of giving appropriate consideration to your current and future financial position. This has never been more important than in the current economic environment. Read More
  • Property >

    Your home is likely to be your most important and valuable possession. From the moment you find the property right for you, McSherry Halliday can help. Read More
  • 1
  • 2

Kilmarnock

TEL: 01563 533121
FAX: 01563 522762
 
Bank Chambers
42 Bank Street
Kilmarnock
KA1 1HA
 
 

Kilmarnock

TEL: 01563 533121
FAX: 01563 570840
 
7 Bank Street
Kilmarnock
KA1 1HA

 
 

Irvine

TEL: 01294 274097
FAX: 01294 279692
 
Galt House
78 East Road
Irvine
KA12 0AA
 
 

Troon

TEL: 01292 313737
FAX: 01292 317856
 
8 Academy Street
Troon
Ayrshire
KA10 6HS