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Broadcasting and Live Communications from Court

Broadcasting and Live Communications from Court

20 February, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
The Judicial Office for Scotland have recently released the snappily titled “Protocol on Recording and Broadcasting of Proceedings in the High Court of Justiciary and the Court of Session, and the Use of Live Text Based Communications from Court”.  This sets out formal rules regarding the ... read more...
My views on Pursuers’ Offers

My views on Pursuers’ Offers

15 February, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Introduction The system of Pursuers’ Offers has been with us now for almost two years, having been introduced into the Ordinary Cause Rules on 3rd April 2017. As you know, they allow a Pursuer to offer to accept a sum in settlement of his claim.  Basically, tenders for Pursuers. They were ... read more...
A trainee’s take on Real Estate, the journey

A trainee’s take on Real Estate, the journey

11 February, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Once my trainee induction had concluded, to my delight, I was introduced (reintroduced) to Andrew Fleetwood, the same Andrew Fleetwood who had conducted my trainee interview. Andrew works his own magic in the Projects team, but is also very much a part of the Real Estate team. On day two I was ... read more...
The Residential Conveyancing Process – What are the FAQ’s

The Residential Conveyancing Process – What are the FAQ’s

8 February, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
How do I know if I can get a mortgage? You need to contact a mortgage lender (bank) or speak with an independent mortgage adviser. Prior to offering for any property, you need to know that a bank have agreed “in principal” to provide you with a mortgage. A “Decision in Principal” is not an […] read more...
A day in the life of the Family Law Secretary at Gilson Gray

A day in the life of the Family Law Secretary at Gilson Gray

7 February, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Of course, like most, the day starts with a nice strong coffee to wake the brain for the day ahead.  If I’m lucky there may also be a slice of toast and avocado – what better way to set you up for the day? My batteries are recharged and I’m ready to take on the […] read more...
Breach of contract – specify your remedies or tolerate the consequences

Breach of contract – specify your remedies or tolerate the consequences

4 February, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
A recent English case reminds us to take care to be specific about the consequences of breach of contract. In Mears Ltd v Costplan Services (South East) Limited (December 2018), it was held that, although a landlord had breached the requirements of an agreement for lease, this did not ... read more...
Advanced Medical Directives

Advanced Medical Directives

31 January, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Living Wills or Advanced Medical Directives have been in the news quite a lot recently however like Wills these are documents which very few people have in place.  A recent poll has revealed 82% of people have strong views about their medical/end of life treatment yet less than 4% have made an ... read more...
Contract preparation is key!

Contract preparation is key!

30 January, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Disputes are an unfortunate reality of life.  Businesses often try to avoid them by agreeing long and detailed contractual terms at the start of their relationship.  But here’s the rub – sometimes those very terms become the source of a dispute.  This blog looks at what happens when the parties ... read more...
Hockey legend inspires the next generation in East Lothian

Hockey legend inspires the next generation in East Lothian

28 January, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Testimonials
It is not every day that someone who has won Olympic gold and bronze medals pops into your school, so when former Great Britain hockey captain Kate Richardson Walsh visited Loretto School in Musselburgh in late January the pupils were, rightly, excited.   Richardson-Walsh is quite simply ... read more...

“Turned it round quickly and got a good result”

25 January, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Testimonials
Date: 25/01/18 Name: Anonymous “I think we can all be proud of that one, turned it round quickly and got a good result, thanks both of you for your help.” read more...