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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...
Renewable Energy in 2017

Renewable Energy in 2017

5 January, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
2016 was the year when forces building since the 2008 financial crash finally caused political rupture. 2017 will bring further uncertainty with far right candidates making noise in the upcoming elections in France, the Netherlands and Germany this year and, of course, finding out what ... read more...
How do you protect your business from the departure of higher value employees?

How do you protect your business from the departure of higher value employees?

5 January, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
The actions of the French Rugby Union club, Racing 92 to “initiate several legal proceedings aimed at enforcing its rights and redressing the harm done to the club” by Johan Goosen, one of their high profile players may seem to be closing the stable door after the horse has bolted, but how do ... read more...
“I’VE GOT THE POWER!”

“I’VE GOT THE POWER!”

21 December, 2016 by Gilson Gray in Blog
What has that got to do with me I hear you ask? Surely that’s only for people who are elderly or suffering from dementia? Having a Power of Attorney (PoA) affords you protection against life’s uncertainties and allows you to appoint an attorney to look after your best interests during your ... read more...