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Jun
10

Our Five Top Tips for First-time Buyers

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Join us from 9th June – 23rd June we’re running “First-Time Buyer Fortnight”

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Jun
01

Exciting Times Ahead For McSherry Halliday LLP

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We're excited to announce that as part of our growth plan, the Irvine branch of McSherry Halliday LLP are temporarily relocating! We're all packed up and ready to go!

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May
27

Five Home Staging Tips

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With the property market booming and looking to stay buoyant, here are our top tips to ensure you secure a smooth and seamless sale.

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May
27

Demand for homes soars as the housing market continues to grow

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The property market has boomed over the past year despite the ongoing uncertainty of the current pandemic.

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May
20

12 Week Digital Marketing Internship with McSherry Halliday

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Graduating last year with an Honours degree in Media and Communication amidst a global pandemic was challenging, to say the least! The job opportunities and any possible chance of gaining graduate experience were few and far between. Like many, I began looking for alternative ways to develop my skills and knowledge by completing online courses, volunteering, and building my social platforms.

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Mar
18

Rhona Stone - 10 weeks at McSherry Halliday – a student experience:

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What is it like to do work experience with McSherry Halliday, you ask? Well, I’m going to give you an insight from the perspective of a postgraduate student taking on a 10 week placement at the firm. Oh, and I should also mention that this was a virtual placement. As we all know, not many people are going into the office just now – the word “Coronavirus” springs to mind. McSherry Halliday partnered up with the University of Strathclyde to offer a placement opportunity under the University’s “Work-Based Learning” elective. This elective is offered on the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice. The idea behind carrying out a placement in a firm is that students will get an insight into working with “real-life” clients and be able to apply what is learned from workplace activities to their day-to-day learning and development throughout the Diploma.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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

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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

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