Legal Aid at Grigor & Young

“Do you do legal aid at Grigor & Young?”

We received this question recently via email and realised that, up to now, there has not been any single place on this website where we discuss the situations in which we will take cases on under legal aid. [Read more…]

Why Removing Personal Injury Claims From Scottish Legal Aid Is A Bad Idea

In a letter to The Herald newspaper, dated 02 February 2015, the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers’ Scotland Co-ordinator, Ronnie Conway, has questioned the Law Society of Scotland’s proposal that Personal Injury claims should be removed from the ambit of civil legal aid.

The Association (“APIL”) is a not-for-profit organisation which campaigns to uphold and improve the rights of accident victims in relation to access to justice and fair compensation.

The Law Society’s Discussion Paper is available to view online (the download at the link begins immediately as a pdf document).

Personal injury is one of several areas of law which could cease to have legal aid support if the proposals are implemented. [Read more…]

Who Are The Best Solicitors in Elgin Moray?

[Note that the following article was published in December 2014. There is an updated version of the article (2020) on this website at the following link].

At Grigor & Young we deal with numerous enquiries from clients and potential clients every day.

We are not always able to take on possible new work – which can be for a variety of reasons, including –

  • It not being an area of law in which we have specialist knowledge (e.g. Criminal Law)
  • Possible or actual conflicts of interest with existing clients of the firm
  • Lack of capacity to take on new business, particularly where the necessary work must be completed as a matter of urgency.

In those circumstances, we are often asked to recommend other Solicitors and Estate Agents in Elgin – which we are happy to do. [Read more…]