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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...
My desire to become a lawyer has only grown

My desire to become a lawyer has only grown

10 July, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
As an aspiring law student and lawyer, I wanted to get an insight into how a law firm functions, and to experience the day to day work of a lawyer; Gilson Gray gave me this opportunity, and for a week in June, I was welcomed by all the departments in both the Edinburgh and Glasgow […] read more...
How do you sum up a day in the life of a negotiator?

How do you sum up a day in the life of a negotiator?

7 July, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Quite simply, you can’t. That’s what make my job so enjoyable – every day is different! I have been a negotiator for many years now and it still amazes me how much has changed. From the easy days where you could just put a listing in the ESPC and you would have a sale (you […] read more...
What a difference a week can make

What a difference a week can make

4 July, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Monday the 19th June began an amazing week of personal learning and new experiences. Walking into the Gilson Gray office on Monday morning I was still unsure if I would even enjoy this week never mind pursue a law career for the rest of my life. However, the week at Gilson Gray has opened my ... read more...