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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...
Scotland rugby league team all set for Euros

Scotland rugby league team all set for Euros

26 October, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Scotland rugby league joint head coach John Duffy knows the squad named for the European Championship opener against Ireland in Santry on Saturday is quite inexperienced, but he is backing the rookies involved to make their mark. The event – also featuring France and Wales – doubles ... read more...
Post death variations

Post death variations

23 October, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Normally after death assets pass on in accordance with a Will or in terms of Intestacy laws.  However, there are some circumstances where it is considered that a different division of assets is preferable and in those cases the beneficiaries can enter into a Deed of Variation (sometimes also ... read more...
Financing the cost of care

Financing the cost of care

19 October, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
When an individual requires care and wishes the Local Authority to assist with paying the cost of that certain steps have to be taken. There are three elements to the costs – personal care, nursing care and accommodation. In Scotland, all individuals over 65 assessed as requiring care are ... read more...
Its Dog Eat Dog Out There!

Its Dog Eat Dog Out There!

18 October, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
With agents competing over an ever decreasing , ‘slice of the pie’, there are some fantastic deals to be had.  From free home reports, no up-front fees and zero commission there really is no better time to sell. “ Happy days ! “,  you say ? I would counter with the old saying, “ There’s […] read more...