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Is buying a new home really one of the most stressful events of your life?

Is buying a new home really one of the most stressful events of your life?

10 February, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
In short, probably.  Whilst an attempt to place a positive spin on the old cliché might be met with a sense of relief by those contemplating their first or indeed, next, house purchase, the fact is that it is a stressful process and arguably more so now, than pre-recession. Never has it been ... read more...
NAEA | propertymark

NAEA | propertymark

9 February, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
ARLA, NAEA, NAVA, APIP and ICBA are the go-to organisations for property professionals. These bodies are respected within the industry and by the media and policy makers alike — but do our clients know how much effort we put into raising professional standards in the industry by implementing ... read more...
Brexit – the impact on Domestic Law

Brexit – the impact on Domestic Law

31 January, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
It is March 2019.  Two years have passed since Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50 of the Treaty of European Union, so firing the starting gun on twenty four months of unprecedented negotiations.  Perhaps we have reached a trade deal with the remaining twenty seven member states ... read more...
Commercial Property: a Guide for the First Time Buyer

Commercial Property: a Guide for the First Time Buyer

26 January, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Investing in commercial property can be a daunting prospect, but at its heart, ‘commercial property investment’ means just two things: the purchase of a property, and the lease to a tenant. Purchase costs: tax In addition to the purchase price, an investor needs to anticipate the ‘hidden ... read more...
Brexit – the Supreme Court’s Ruling (24 January 2017)

Brexit – the Supreme Court’s Ruling (24 January 2017)

25 January, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
We wrote about the High Court’s ruling on Brexit on 3 November 2016. The High Court ruled that the government could not give an Article 50 Notice, triggering the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union, without an Act of Parliament. The government appealed against this ruling. Yesterday, the ... read more...
The Digital Dilemma

The Digital Dilemma

24 January, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Gone are the days of having to print off reams of paper and buy a significant amount of stationery to match in order to obtain and assimilate information. Go paperless they say. With this in mind, it is clear that the digital age is well and truly upon us. The array of digital gifts on […] read more...
How Hard is Brexit for Employers?

How Hard is Brexit for Employers?

20 January, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
We have been second-guessing the UK approach to Brexit since the referendum outcome, so to have Theresa May confirm that the intended outcome will be a hard Brexit gives some clarity on what issues are likely to face employers in the coming years. Although there has already been confirmation ... read more...
Professional sport, relegation and insolvency

Professional sport, relegation and insolvency

17 January, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Click here to view the published article in the Times. The recurring themes of sport and insolvency continue to go hand in hand. In Scotland, football has been no stranger to the challenges of formal insolvency processes at the behest of HMRC, Secured Creditors and Directors.  The oval ball ... read more...
The Commercial Court of the Court of Session – A Practitioner’s View

The Commercial Court of the Court of Session – A Practitioner’s View

16 January, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
I had the pleasure of being one of three Advocates appearing before Lord Bannatyne at his very first Commercial Preliminary Hearing last week, Friday 6 January 2017.  His return to having all advocates sit round the table for an initial chat with him about the case gave me cause to reminisce. ... read more...
Simple procedure – How simple is it?

Simple procedure – How simple is it?

6 January, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Introduction A wholesale reform of the Summary Cause and Small Claims Rules took place on 28 November 2016. Seven years after the Gill Report, the Act of Sederunt (Simple Procedure) 2016 introduced a brand new procedure and forms to be applied to all actions seeking payment of sums below ... read more...