Wife Insurance! Edinburgh Solicitors Blair Cadell warn

Statistics show that June continues to be by far the most popular month in which to get married.  15% of all nuptials occur in the month of the longest daylight hours, and the official start of summer - so fitting for the...

A taxing question for Olympic Torch bearers

As the Olympic Torch procession reaches London at the end of its epic round Britain tour Her Majesty's Customs and Revenue has issued a slightly less celebratory but nonetheless timely reminder clarifying the capital gains position on sale of assets, should any...

Fall in swap rates to result in cheaper fixed mortgage rates

Although lenders do not rely so much on swap rates for funding mortgages anymore as they rely more on lending their deposits from savers a fall in swap rates is a welcome sign as it will result in cheaper fixed rates for...

Tenancy Deposit Protection is coming to Scotland...

What is Tenancy Deposit Protection (TDP)? From 2nd July 2012 new legislation comes into force in Scotland which is designed to safeguard the tenant's deposit.  A similar scheme has been running in England & Wales since 2007. Why introduce Tenancy Deposit Protection...

Young, free and ready to buy! Edinburgh Solicitors Blair Cadell are here to help

For decades young professionals with a university education and a well paid job have aspired to first homes homes in the most trendy urban areas.  According to a recent Bank of Scotland survey, young Scots, as distinct from their London counterparts, are...

If you've lost a loved one - help us to help you

"I used to be more involved with our finances but latterly with James having taking early retirement, he dealt with everything. I couldn't face looking through the papers let alone have an idea where to start" By the time you make contact...

"Please release me..." - is Equity Release the right way to go?

Engelbert Humperdinck couldn't have imagined such a come back in 1967 at the time of his mega hit, but Equity release is expected to become more common 40 plus years on as the UK government seeks to encourage more people to use...

Tough property questions for aging parents

What's the right thing for Mum, Dad and their home? Consider for example a familiar situation such as this: Mum and Dad own their own house but the title is in Dad's sole name.  Dad has been diagnosed with early stages of...