News

The articles listed below on the Grigor & Young Website deal with various newsworthy items, including stories relating to the firm as a whole and particular members of staff.

How Your Will Can Help CLAN Cancer Support in March 2019

As in previous years, Grigor & Young LLP will be running a promotion in March 2019 designed to encourage you to make a Will and help charity at the same time.

Would you be willing to support CLAN Cancer Support this March?

This year, we’ve chosen CLAN Cancer Support as our nominated charity.

CLAN is a well-established local charity that provides emotional and practical support to those affected by cancer across Moray, the north-east of Scotland, Orkney and Shetland.

Over the last 30 years, CLAN has developed specialist knowledge and understanding of how a diagnosis of cancer impacts not just the person diagnosed but also their wider circle of family and close friends.

Their range of person-centred services – delivered using qualified and experienced counsellors and therapists – offers a holistic approach for the general well-being of their clients.

For March 2019, Grigor & Young LLP will be donating £100 from each fee for preparation of a Will to CLAN Cancer Support.

This is your opportunity to help others and, at the same time, help yourself by getting your affairs in order. [Read more…]

Presentation of cheque to Moray Foodbank

As reported earlier this year, Grigor & Young LLP raised over £4,500 for Moray Foodbank through a Wills Promotion.

Moray Foodbank provides food parcels to people who lack the means to feed themselves properly. With the support of the local community, its aim is to provide a minimum of three days’ food to people in crisis. The food parcels include a selection of fresh fruit and vegetables, together with tinned and dried food.

The firm recently presented a cheque to Mairi McCallum, project manager at Moray Foodbank.

The picture above shows (L to R), Elin Jones (Trainee Solicitor), Greg Robertson (G&Y Partner), Mairi and Rory Anderson (Trainee Solicitor).

Greg said: “We’re delighted we’ve been able to raise this money for Moray Foodbank. They help many families each year. We hope the money we have raised will allow them to help even more people in Moray over the coming months and especially around the Christmas period.”

Licensing The Macallan’s £140 million boost to the Moray economy

The Macallan Distillery recently opened the doors to its new £140 million home.

The impressive new distillery and visitor experience is set to deliver a boost to the local tourism industry in Moray – and to the Scotch whisky industry as a whole.

At Grigor & Young, we are proud to have been a part of the process.

We handled the licensing matters in relation to the visitor experience. We worked closely with the team at The Macallan to deliver our professional and specialist services. [Read more…]

Central Elgin “open for business” despite temporary closure of North Street to vehicles

 

Problems with the masonry on the Poundland building (formerly Woolworths) on Elgin High Street have led to the temporary closure of North Street to vehicles

The Grigor & Young Elgin office is on North Street.

We – and other businesses in central Elgin – would like to emphasise that North Street still provides a means of access to High Street for pedestrians in both directions. In other words, for example, you can still get from Elgin Bus Station to the High Street on foot by the usual route. [Read more…]

8 ways to self-educate about personal injury compensation claims in Moray (and avoid getting ripped off)

One copywriting formula for drafting a magnetic headline for an article employs the Four U approach. The headline should be:

  1. Useful
  2. Ultra-specific
  3. Unique
  4. Urgent

We like Demian Farnworth’s explanation of this system, building an example headline with all 4 elements.

“How to wash dishes”.

Technically, that’s a “useful” headline but it’s too generic to move readers enough to read the article that follows.

So, you make the headline not just useful but also “unique”: [Read more…]

Job Opportunities with Grigor & Young

Solicitor Vacancies

Grigor & Young are a well-known, established High Street firm. We are currently recruiting solicitors for our Elgin and Forres offices. Applications are invited from Solicitors with experience in conveyancing/ commercial and private client areas. You should be a strong team player with the ability to manage a large workload on your own initiative. You will be expected to build up good client relationships and be active in the community. You will be required to live in the area. Regular training will be provided.

Moray is an area of outstanding beauty and provides an ideal opportunity to have a good work/life balance.

Applications in writing to Ann Cruickshank.

ann@grigor-young.co.uk

 

Grigor & Young
1 North St
Elgin

 

Audio Typists / Secretaries

2 Audio typists/secretaries required by us – a busy law firm. One will be based in our Forres office and the other in our Elgin office. Previous experience would be an advantage but an essential requirement is to have the ECDL qualification or have experience with both Word and Excel.

34 hours per week.

Applications in writing to ann@grigor-young.co.uk

Grigor & Young
1 North St
Elgin

Moray Foodbank is Grigor & Young’s new nominated charity

According to one definition, food poverty occurs when individuals and households are unable to obtain an adequate, nutritious diet. This may be because they cannot afford to buy healthy food or because there is a lack of readily accessible shops.

13 Million people live in poverty in the UK. Every day, people are forced to go hungry. It could be due to delays in benefits coming through or because they have received an unexpected bill which is beyond their means on a low income.

Over 40,000 people volunteer at foodbanks across the nation and some of them channel their efforts into Moray Foodbank. [Read more…]

How Making a Will can help The Oaks Palliative Care Unit this November

Would you be willing to support a scheme to donate money to The Oaks?

It was as a result of the campaign for a Hospice in Moray during the 1990s that The Oaks was built on the western outskirts of Elgin. It opened in 2003.

It is administered by NHS Grampian and provides specialist care and support for people in Moray with cancer or other progressive illnesses.

The aim of the palliative care offered by centres such as The Oaks is to help the patient – and everyone affected by their illness – achieve the best quality of life.

The facility is an important resource for Moray.

Although it is located close to the main Inverness to Aberdeen A96 trunk road, it has a leafy, detached setting. The high standards reached in the design of the building were recognised in 2010 (and again in 2015) by the award of a Macmillan Quality Environment Mark.

For the month of November, Grigor & Young will be donating £100 from each fee for preparation of a Will to The Oaks.

[Read more…]

Exam Success Allows Carol to STEP On Top Of The World

We have previously highlighted the exam success of Carol Holmes of Grigor & Young and we are delighted to add further important information to that.

As reported in the July edition of the STEP (Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners) Journal, Carol was one of the students who gained a pass with distinction.

However, she did even better than that, in terms of worldwide exam results in the period July to December 2015.

Carol had the highest score for the Graduate of STEP Diploma in Trusts and Estates (Scotland) AND Advanced Certificate in Accounting (Scotland).

Below is an excerpt from the announcement in the online version of the STEP Journal: [Read more…]

Sea Scouts Take Back Control

1st Avoch Sea Scouts provide nautical and land based adventure training for young people aged 8 to 18.

They’re based on the Black Isle and operate from their Training Centre next to Avoch School and also the nearby Sailing Club at Chanonry, Fortrose. They use Avoch and Fortrose Harbours for the fleet.

Following their Training Centre closing about 4 years ago, the Sea Scouts undertook the management of the Centre to reopen it for scouting and the local community.

With the help of the Highland Council and Grigor & Young they have been able successfully to reassign the Centre to the Sea Scouts

By formalising the arrangement, they have been able to ensure that they are in a position to seek Grant Aid to make further improvements to the facilities. [Read more…]