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It’s Fergie Time

It’s Fergie Time

3 December, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
    What happens when your staff ignore their data protection training and access sensitive personal data? As was widely reported recently, a number of staff at the Salford Royal Hospital accessed the medical records of Sir Alex Ferguson after his treatment this May for a brain ... read more...
A follow up to the Prescription (Scotland) Bill

A follow up to the Prescription (Scotland) Bill

30 November, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
In May 2018, we wrote a blog about the Prescription (Scotland) Bill which had been introduced to the Scottish Parliament. Its purpose was to amend the law on negative prescription: the extinguishing of rights and obligations after a particular period of time.  That Bill has now been passed by ... read more...
Cohabitants’ Rights on Death

Cohabitants’ Rights on Death

20 November, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
The Scottish Government has recently published its response to the 2015 Consultation on the Law of Succession. For family lawyers, the part of that response which is of most interest relates to the rights of cohabitants on the death of their partner. As matters stand, if a couple are not ... read more...
The Most Common Mistakes House-Sellers Make

The Most Common Mistakes House-Sellers Make

20 November, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Anyone selling a property wants to see their home sell quickly, to a good buyer, for a great price. But there are things that vendors do which can prevent this from becoming a reality. NAEA Propertymark reveals the most common mistakes made by sellers, which tend to affect their sale… ... read more...
Gourmet Burger Kitchen – biting off more than you can chew

Gourmet Burger Kitchen – biting off more than you can chew

15 November, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
As Gourmet Burger Kitchen announces the closure of 17 restaurants in a Company Voluntary Arrangement, the number of empty units on our high streets increases by the day. But when most retail premises are occupied under ten or fifteen year leases, what do these insolvency arrangements mean in ... read more...
Everything you ever wanted to know about Brexit but were afraid to ask…

Everything you ever wanted to know about Brexit but were afraid to ask…

9 November, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
The debate around Brexit rages on. Will there be a deal, won’t there? Should there be a second referendum? What are the terms of exit? Honestly, who knows? These are matters of politics and diplomacy. Instead, I thought I’d take a look at what legal changes we know will occur if and when Brexit ... read more...
Is it as easy as 1, 2, 3?

Is it as easy as 1, 2, 3?

8 November, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
As we are heading into winter and the darker nights, the property market historically starts to slow down.   In East Lothian however, we are experiencing an unusually high level of property appraisals and listings. A question often asked is whether to list straight away (are we getting too ... read more...
GDPR – Are you liable for data breaches by rogue employees?

GDPR – Are you liable for data breaches by rogue employees?

1 November, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
The Court of Appeal recently dismissed an appeal by Wm Morrison Supermarkets Plc against a High Court ruling that it was vicariously liable for an employee’s deliberate disclosure of co-workers’ personal data on the internet. Although this case has been decided in our new GDPR ... read more...
Latest House Price Report

Latest House Price Report

1 November, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
As an ESPC member firm we have access to up to date information which really assists us when speaking with our clients. It summarises the keys points over the last quarter and is an excellent barometer of what lies ahead. In an ever changing market ( you can go away on holiday for a few […] read more...
I’ll never be able to buy that property…or will I?

I’ll never be able to buy that property…or will I?

26 October, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
All year we have been hit with headlines telling us how much properties are achieving over home report, how buyers are continuously missing out, how a first time buyer can’t possibly compete with offers at closing dates – the scary headlines go on. Indeed in a lot of instances this has been the ... read more...