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The Iceberg is moving: The use of IT in Scottish Litigation

The Iceberg is moving: The use of IT in Scottish Litigation

17 April, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Technology is driving forward almost every aspect of our daily lives at an unprecedented speed.  The legal profession however isn’t known for moving quickly.  There’s legislation over 150 years old which still gets used on a daily basis and there are current practitioners who can still remember ... read more...
Duncan Scott can inspire other Scottish swimmers to push boundaries and go on and achieve a lot more at the top

Duncan Scott can inspire other Scottish swimmers to push boundaries and go on and achieve a lot more at the top

16 April, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Duncan Scott can inspire other Scottish swimmers to push boundaries and go on and achieve a lot more at the top end of the sport on the back of his six medals in the Commonwealth Games, say his retiring team mate Dan Wallace.   Scott, 20, was the star for Team Scotland in the pool […] read more...
First Thoughts on The First-Tier Housing Tribunal

First Thoughts on The First-Tier Housing Tribunal

4 April, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
As a result of the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016 coming into force on 1st December 2017, The First-Tier Housing Tribunal is now in operation.  All applications seeking recovery of possession of heritable property submitted on or after 1st December 2017 require to be submitted ... read more...
Pocket rocket Megan targeting medal in Australia

Pocket rocket Megan targeting medal in Australia

30 March, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Megan Gordon is a breath of fresh air. Only 18, she could be nervous and cautious when speaking to the media ahead of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, but there is none of that with this teenage boxer. She is excited to speak about her journey and her sport and does so with a smile […] read more...
LBTT – End of lease information

LBTT – End of lease information

29 March, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
The first of April is a busy day this year, bringing with it the hat trick of Easter Sunday, April Fools’ Day, and the start of new LBTT rules for tenants in Scotland. In previous blogs, we’ve looked at the requirement to submit LBTT returns every three years during the lease, but what are the ... read more...
Could CVA’s become the “New Look” for struggling companies?

Could CVA’s become the “New Look” for struggling companies?

26 March, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
The fashion retail giant, New Look, has become one of the most recent company’s in the UK to sign up to a Company Voluntary Arrangement (“CVA”) proposal. The resultant effect of that is the redundancy of 980 staff and the closure of 60 stores UK wide in the next 6 – 12 months. On the […] read more...
Kelvin keen to make the most of his Commonwealth Games experience

Kelvin keen to make the most of his Commonwealth Games experience

24 March, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Gymnast Kelvin Cham is feeling good ahead of his first Commonwealth Games next month. The 19-year-old has great potential and since he won the Scottish National Artistic Gymnastics Championships last March his career has been on an upwards curve. The City of Glasgow athlete said:  “It is great ... read more...
Scottish construction contracting just got easier

Scottish construction contracting just got easier

23 March, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
You’ve had a professional team design you a building and a contractor build it. You need to borrow money to refinance the building, but the lender wants to know that he can sue the people who designed and built the building. Your tenant knows he’ll be on the hook for repairing the building so ... read more...
Happy New (Tax) Year!

Happy New (Tax) Year!

22 March, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
The 5th of April 2018 marks the end of the 2017/2018 tax year and, while many readers will have well-established strategies to take advantage of their allowances, it is often the case that the ‘use it or lose it’ warning goes unheeded. In this blog, which will be one of a series of estate ... read more...
This isn’t the end, it’s only just the beginning…

This isn’t the end, it’s only just the beginning…

21 March, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
It’s hard to believe that I’m nearly 18 months into my traineeship, and it’s not long now until I’ll be a qualified solicitor. I’ve been in our Litigation and Dispute Resolution team since last July. From the get-go, it’s been very busy, and the work is constantly changing – I’ve been involved ... read more...