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Field of Dreams or Nightmares?  (Pt 1)

Field of Dreams or Nightmares? (Pt 1)

20 August, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Buying a plot of land and building your own home is high on everyone’s wish list but how easy is it to convert that dream into reality?  That depends on – how much money you have to spend; where you want to live and whether you want to have neighbours close by or nowhere near […] read more...
Common law husband and wife?- the myth, the dangers and the solution.

Common law husband and wife?- the myth, the dangers and the solution.

12 August, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
The Office for National Statistics has published its latest figures for trends in living arrangements in the UK, for 2018. Interestingly, the number of cohabiting couple families continues to grow faster than married couple and lone parent families, with an increase of 25.8% over the decade ... read more...
Spot the difference: Administration of Estates

Spot the difference: Administration of Estates

8 August, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
The immediate emotional turmoil of losing a loved one is always testing. The grieving process can challenge even the most stoic among us but, in time, we can look back on the fond memories of a dearly departed. While we can learn to manage the emotional turmoil of losing someone close to us, ... read more...
1 year back at work

1 year back at work

7 August, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Following 10 months of maternity leave I returned to work just over a year ago and at the time wrote a blog setting out my initial thoughts and feelings. Now that I have been back for a full year I revisited my earlier blog to see what had changed, if anything. In all honestly my […] read more...
What happens on the day that I get my keys?

What happens on the day that I get my keys?

24 July, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
The day has been marked in red in your diary for weeks and after all the planning and preparation, your Date of Entry to your new home has arrived. A lot of purchaser’s particularly first time buyers are unsure as to what to expect on the day you receive your keys. We at Gilson Gray, as your ... read more...
My first few months in Gilson Gray Family Law

My first few months in Gilson Gray Family Law

22 July, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
It wouldn’t be a mistake for me to say that one of the highlights of the week in the family law team at Gilson Gray is our weekly trip to Nando’s. I’m sure my detractors would say that the prospect of free food would have won me over regardless of my experience, but truth be […] read more...
Judicial Expenses – Recent Changes

Judicial Expenses – Recent Changes

24 June, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
It would have been easy for the coming into force of the Act of Sederunt (Taxation of Judicial Expenses Rules) 2019 to have gone unnoticed.  One would have been forgiven for simply adding it to myriad of statutory instruments that are introduced. However, together with the Act of Sederunt ... read more...
GDPR – So where are all the fines?

GDPR – So where are all the fines?

6 June, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
The number of data breaches reported since the introduction of GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018 have increased more than fourfold to over 14,000. The number of complaints from the public have almost doubled to 41,000, but where are the eye-watering fines that would cripple most businesses? ... read more...
Legal update – Recovery of vehicles subject to a conditional sale agreement.

Legal update – Recovery of vehicles subject to a conditional sale agreement.

6 June, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
A recent judgement from Sheriff Philip Mann at Aberdeen Sheriff Court has caught our attention here at the Gilson Gray debt recovery department. In Santander Consumer (UK) Plc v Alan Creighton [2019] SC ABE 38 Santander raised a sheriff court action on the back of a terminated conditional sale ... read more...
Clutha Fatal Accident Inquiry

Clutha Fatal Accident Inquiry

17 May, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
The ongoing Fatal Accident Inquiry into the Clutha Vaults accident in 2013 has prompted our new Legal Director Ken Lauder to reflect on some of the claims arising from the accident in which he has been involved. Understanding the reasons for the accident is clearly of huge interest to those ... read more...