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Moving in with your partner? What you should know about cohabitant’s rights in Scotland.

Moving in with your partner? What you should know about cohabitant’s rights in Scotland.

17 January, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
It is common knowledge that spouses, and civil partners, have legal remedies available to them in the event of separation or death. It is perhaps lesser known that, some 12 years ago, the Scottish Government passed legislation which afforded similar, though not as extensive, rights to ... read more...
First Time Buyers in Scotland: the options and opportunities

First Time Buyers in Scotland: the options and opportunities

10 January, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
With the Chancellor’s autumn budget abolishing Stamp Duty for first time buyers buying property below £300,000, the Government is making a clear effort to ease the well documented pressure on first time buyers and falling levels of home ownership in the UK. Unfortunately for those of us north ... read more...
Child related issues on separation

Child related issues on separation

10 January, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
The turn of the year often brings with it an increase in enquiries from clients who have experienced a difficult festive period, or resolved to make a fresh start in 2018.  Separation, whatever the time of year, will in the vast majority of cases be an emotional and stressful event irrespective ... read more...
When the Christmas spirit fails to spark, couples should use expert advice

When the Christmas spirit fails to spark, couples should use expert advice

3 January, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
The Christmas movies which have peppered our television screens for the last month would lead us all to believe that the festive period is for most, a happy mix of snowball fights, twinkling lights and snuggling up by the fire. Aside from the fact that a white Christmas is a rarity on these ... read more...
Tis the season!

Tis the season!

22 December, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
The festive season is well and truly here and as the saying goes it is better to give than receive. Did you know that there are several categories of gifts that are exempt for tax purposes? As long as the gift remains within the given allowances, you can give away £3,000 worth of gifts each ... read more...
Aqeel excited to  be off to Australia with Team Scotland

Aqeel excited to be off to Australia with Team Scotland

21 December, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Flynn and Josh Taylor after he was named in Team Scotland for the Commonwealth Games in Australia in April. The 25-year-old, born in Dundee to a family of Pakistani origin and now living in Motherwell, also hopes to inspire Asian youngsters to get into sport as he goes into his second Games ... read more...
Rugby at Merchiston going from strength-to-strength

Rugby at Merchiston going from strength-to-strength

21 December, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Rugby at Merchiston Castle School in Edinburgh is blooming – and the first XV have fine ambassadors as co-captains. This season Rufus McLean and Tyler Thomas, a back and a forward respectively, have been leading the Colinton Road school’s under-18s. And both have impressed, having been ... read more...
Data Protection and rogue employees – are you liable for any breach?

Data Protection and rogue employees – are you liable for any breach?

21 December, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
;Whilst we are all focussing on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and watching the Data Protection Bill work its way through Parliament, a recent case involving Wm Morrisons Supermarkets Plc adds to the overall sense of concern (Various Claimants v WM Morrison Supermarket Plc [2017] ... read more...
S’upping success

S’upping success

20 December, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
We’re delighted to have recently assisted an amazing company to take its business to the next level. Our friends at S’up Products Limited came up with a new spoon for people with shaky hands. They had two main goals when they started working on the product. First, it had to work! It had to make ... read more...
Gone are the days when a bundle of cash would be accepted…

Gone are the days when a bundle of cash would be accepted…

13 December, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
The top results returned by an internet search for “money laundering in Scotland” all direct you to Anti Money Laundering guidelines, warnings and research issued of the Law Society of Scotland. The first result? “Moldovan banks. In one case, it was alleged that 113 SLPs effectively ... read more...