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Tenant Obligations – Playing by the rules

Tenant Obligations – Playing by the rules

16 May, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Most tenants are aware of the main obligations under a commercial lease – prompt payment of rent, insurance and service charge, and keeping the property in good repair. Negotiation of lease terms tends to focus on these areas and whether the landlord can agree any restrictions on the ... read more...
Sally Nash’s view on the UK’s record divorce award

Sally Nash’s view on the UK’s record divorce award

12 May, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
News broke yesterday that the ceiling for the biggest UK divorce award has been smashed by a City trader being ordered to pay his estranged wife £453 million.  Unusually, an order was also made by the court to conceal the couple’s identities, and exact details are a little scarce.  What we do ... read more...
The Family Law Reunion

The Family Law Reunion

12 May, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
As divorce and family lawyers, reunions aren’t something that we get to talk about very often.  However, it has very much been the theme for us this week.  After working together at Turcan Connell from 2004 to 2012 until Philippa left to head up HBJ Gateley’s Family Law Team, we have now ... read more...
If your business needs EU staff, get them now

If your business needs EU staff, get them now

11 May, 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 time and again that the intended outcome will be a hard Brexit gives clarity on what issues are likely to face employers in the coming years. Although there are assurances that EU ... read more...
BOMD – 10th biggest mortgage lender in the UK – Do you know the benefits or pitfalls?

BOMD – 10th biggest mortgage lender in the UK – Do you know the benefits or pitfalls?

8 May, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
  The ‘bank of mum and dad’ has now become the tenth biggest mortgage lender in the UK, as young buyers are increasingly relying on financial support from their parents to get onto the housing ladder. According to new research from insurer Legal and General in association with ... read more...
Are you ready for the General Data Protection Regulation? If not, it could cost you up to €20m.

Are you ready for the General Data Protection Regulation? If not, it could cost you up to €20m.

8 May, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
The Regulation is a new data protection regime that comes into effect next May. You must operate a centralised data protection collection and processing system. A breach of the Regulation can lead to a significant fine, with the maximum being €20m (around forty times the current maximum of ... read more...
Main residence nil rate band – What does this mean to you?

Main residence nil rate band – What does this mean to you?

4 May, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
With recent changes having been made to the legislation surrounding Inheritance Tax, it is now more important than ever to take expert advice when considering your Will. With the introduction of the Main Residence Nil Rate Band (MRNRB) on 6 April 2017, how will this affect an individual’s ... read more...
Nothing phases our trainee Rachael – Find out why in her latest blog…

Nothing phases our trainee Rachael – Find out why in her latest blog…

3 May, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
“Please can you prepare an EMI Option Agreement?”  That’s what I was asked to do on my first day as a trainee. I was shocked – this was real work.  Within my first week of being a trainee in the Corporate Department at Gilson Gray, I quickly realised that I was not there to ... read more...
Fraser found it “tough” describing a week in the life of a trainee. Read his blog to find out why…

Fraser found it “tough” describing a week in the life of a trainee. Read his blog to find out why…

2 May, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
On reflection, it is actually difficult to describe a week in the life of a trainee at Gilson Gray. I have been with the Firm for over 18 months.  This equates to 86 weeks now and yet, somehow, each week seems to offer a new challenge. Every week I start with a new to-do list […] read more...
Let our adrenalin junkie trainee Jo’s blog inspire you to join us.

Let our adrenalin junkie trainee Jo’s blog inspire you to join us.

25 April, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
I am currently 8 months into my traineeship. I’m spending my first year working within two departments – Renewable Energy and Commercial Real Estate. However, the nature of the work is much broader than that. I’m involved in project finance, corporate transactions, construction, and the list ... read more...