Author Archives: Marcus Downie

About Marcus Downie

Marcus was born and raised in Glasgow but left the West of Scotland to study Law at the University of Dundee, graduating with honours in June 2015. He then returned West to study his Diploma in Legal Practice at Strathclyde University which he completed in May 2016. In the summer of 2013 Marcus began working at Mitchells Roberton, initially to assist with the administrative burden of the merger with Donaldson Alexander Russell and Haddow. Marcus was asked to return the following summers to assist with legal work in various different departments before commencing his traineeship in September 2016. Marcus took a particular interest in property and planning law in the course of his studies and is putting this to use working in the conveyancing department, both on residential and commercial transactions. Marcus is an avid sports fan and in his spare time enjoys playing football, squash and tennis. He is also a keen cyclist, having embarked on a number of long distance tours on the continent. Email: marcus@mitchells-roberton.co.uk

The First Digital Memorial Garden in Scotland

The first digital-led memorial garden is to open in Saline in Fife after Landsales Direct, a Scottish company won planning permission. The garden will feature small plots of ground in which purchasers can place mementoes of loved ones. However the … More

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The Bank of Mum and Dad

The Bank of Mum and Dad apparently is now Britain’s ninth biggest “mortgage lender” putting it on a par with the Yorkshire Building Society. Parents are predicted to lend more than £6.5bn this year to help their children get on … More

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Government Urged to Act on Retirement Housing

Two separate organisations representing the interests of older people have called for a “revolution” in the provision of housing to better meet the needs of those in retirement. Saga has called on the Chancellor to introduce a Stamp Duty (in … More

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We Need More Houses

A recently published White Paper on the housing market in England described it as “broken”. According to the White Paper the reason for this is simple- not enough houses are being built, now and in the past and supply significantly … More

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