Blog

No Fault Divorce to be introduced England and Wales

No Fault Divorce to be introduced England and Wales

9 April, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
This morning, justice secretary David Gauke confirmed that legislation to allow “no fault divorce” in England and Wales will be introduced as soon as parliamentary time becomes available.  So why is this announcement making the headlines? At the moment, in order to get divorced in England and ... read more...
Reflections on my time as a trainee in Litigation

Reflections on my time as a trainee in Litigation

5 April, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
In September 2018, I found myself one year into my traineeship with Gilson Gray. Following four years of undergraduate study and one year of postgraduate, this marked six years in the legal world and brought with it a further change of direction: to Gilson Gray’s Litigation team. This ... read more...
Disciplinary Procedure – Suspension of Employees

Disciplinary Procedure – Suspension of Employees

22 March, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
London Borough of Lambeth v Agoreyo One question for employers to consider is when they can suspend an employee to undertake an investigation into allegations of misconduct without breaching the implied term of trust and confidence? In the case in Malik v Bank of Credit and Commerce ... read more...
Insights from Stuart Robertson on the Nissa v Waverly Education Foundation case

Insights from Stuart Robertson on the Nissa v Waverly Education Foundation case

14 March, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Introduction In a recent case (Nissa v Waverly Education Foundation [2019]) the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) considered the law relating to disability discrimination,  including what is meant by the word “long-term” contained in the statutory definition and what approach a Tribunal should ... read more...
Sally Nash’s latest blog on Pre-nuptial agreements – Fair and Reasonable?

Sally Nash’s latest blog on Pre-nuptial agreements – Fair and Reasonable?

12 March, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
We have blogged about Pre-Nuptial Agreements at Gilson Gray before.  In Scotland, they are becoming increasingly common.  In terms of enforceability, our family law legislation specifies that an Agreement between two spouses/civil partners dealing with what is to happen in respect of finances ... read more...
First-tier Tribunal – welcome amendments to the regulations.

First-tier Tribunal – welcome amendments to the regulations.

11 March, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
I previously blogged about the uncertainty of claiming interest on awards for payment in the First-tier Tribunal – Housing and Property Chamber (FTT). That uncertainty has now been addressed with the introduction of amendments to the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Housing and Property ... read more...
Wells v. Devani  – Agree up front and write it down

Wells v. Devani – Agree up front and write it down

25 February, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
In the service sector, you strive to be helpful. You’re sometimes so keen to help your client that you forget to look after yourself. Cobbler’s bairns are the worst shod, so they say. The Supreme Court has gone some way to help the hapless service provider who cracks on without getting his ... read more...
Guardianships v Powers of Attorney

Guardianships v Powers of Attorney

21 February, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
People often assume that when they are no longer capable of making their own decisions in relation to financial and welfare issues that their spouse or family member can step in and take over. This is simply not the case.  Unless there is a Power of Attorney in place no one has any right to ... read more...
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...