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Charging ahead – the grid scale battery revolution

Charging ahead – the grid scale battery revolution

1 September, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
We at Gilson Gray find ourselves riding a new wave of energy transactions – grid scale battery and small scale gas projects. We have a pipeline of around a gigawatt of storage, capacity and balancing projects ahead of us. Their scales range from 1 MW “behind the meter” projects connected to ... read more...
Did you go travelling before your traineeship?

Did you go travelling before your traineeship?

1 September, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
With two months between the end of my Diploma in Legal Practice and commencing my traineeship with Gilson Gray, I decided to take advantage of potentially the last time I would have the opportunity to take such a considerable amount of time off at one time. With two fellow law graduates, we ... read more...
My Amazing Experience at Gilson Gray

My Amazing Experience at Gilson Gray

15 August, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Law has always been something that I am incredibly interested in studying, so when I was offered the opportunity to spend a week in such a widespread firm, I knew I had to take it on with an open mind. I joined the Gilson Gray firm for a week in August, working in both the […] read more...
Comments on the Q1 2017/2018 Insolvency figures for Scotland

Comments on the Q1 2017/2018 Insolvency figures for Scotland

14 August, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
PERSONAL INSOLVENCIES The trend of increase in the number of personal insolvencies (bankruptcies, protected trust deeds and DAS etc.) continues its upwards trend. This may seem a little strange when unemployment is at a 25 year low.  However, the phenomenon of “zombie companies” appears to ... read more...
GDPR – Plan of attack

GDPR – Plan of attack

10 August, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Finally, data protection and in particular the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) have hit the headlines.  Whilst most of the reports suggest this is a new piece of legislation or something that is to help position the post-Brexit UK within the European and global markets, this is not ... read more...
Why do I need a Will?

Why do I need a Will?

9 August, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
We spend our lives working and saving to provide for ourselves and our loved ones yet are hesitant when it comes to ensuring that our hard work is protected after we die.  There is often a superstition/fear attached to Will making that we are ‘temping’ fate when in reality it is one of the most ... read more...
EU Law post Brexit – not going anywhere quickly

EU Law post Brexit – not going anywhere quickly

8 August, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
          European Union (Withdrawal) Bill So the Great Repeal Bill has now been published, all 66 pages of it, under the deceptively simple title, European Union (Withdrawal) Bill.  The wording of this Bill appears to have been drafted with legal and political ... read more...
Data protection will lead to hefty business fines

Data protection will lead to hefty business fines

3 August, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Businesses that do not deal in data are a rare and dying breed. Even small enterprises that you might not expect, have personal details of one sort or another, often through things as simple as newsletters and mailing lists. The reality is that, in spite of impressions, nearly every business ... read more...
Landmark pension decision

Landmark pension decision

27 July, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
There was a great deal of buzz amongst Scottish Family Lawyers last night following the issuing of the Supreme Court’s decision in the case of McDonald v McDonald. Other than the fact that it is relatively rare for the Supreme Court to be asked to adjudicate on Scots Family Law, at first blush ... read more...
Tenant Obligations – Planning ahead

Tenant Obligations – Planning ahead

19 July, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
In the previous instalment of our real statutory compliance blog, we looked at various Health and Safety rules which could put a tenant in breach of a commercial lease. However, there are a number of statutory provisions to do with the building itself which fall to the tenant to observe. A ... read more...