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A Trio of Successes in Court –> Part 1 – When “Enough is Enough on Court Costs”

A Trio of Successes in Court –> Part 1 – When “Enough is Enough on Court Costs”

13 September, 2015 by Gilson Gray in Blog
The Gilson Gray Litigation & Dispute Resolution Team is at the cutting edge of dispute work in Scotland, as demonstrated by three of their recent significant cases.  This is the first in a short series of blogs by Iain K Clark Solicitor Advocate, Partner and Head of Litigation and Dispute ... read more...
Statement from the National Association of Estate Agents

Statement from the National Association of Estate Agents

29 July, 2015 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Commenting on yesterday’s announcement from David Cameron, regarding money laundering within the UK property market, Mark Hayward, managing director, National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) says: “We do not tolerate the behaviour of any estate agents who are involved in money laundering ... read more...
My Will, my choice – or is it?

My Will, my choice – or is it?

28 July, 2015 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Today’s news has featured reports of a recent court decision in England concerning the terms of a lady’s Will as challenged by her daughter. The case which revolves around testamentary freedom has left advisers re-evaluating the guidance given to clients in the wake of the decision. The Will in ... read more...
Put a little estate planning in the mix

Put a little estate planning in the mix

22 July, 2015 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Being down with the kids I spotted that Jesy Nelson of Little Mix fame has become engaged to Jake Roche of Rixton and well known parents fame. This made me think about the issues facing newlyweds today and while it might appear that you need to have the earning capacity of Jesy and Jake to […] read more...
Summer Budget 2015: Inheritance tax threshold to rise

Summer Budget 2015: Inheritance tax threshold to rise

9 July, 2015 by Gilson Gray in Blog
How to avoid vicarious criminal liability

How to avoid vicarious criminal liability

1 July, 2015 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Steps to be taken by Owners and Managers to try to avoid vicarious criminal liability under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended by the Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Act 2011) Owners and managers of shooting land can be held criminally responsible for certain crimes ... read more...
Will the cheque ever die?

Will the cheque ever die?

30 June, 2015 by Gilson Gray in Blog
“My father was from Aberdeen, and a more generous man you couldn’t wish to meet. I have a gold watch that belonged to him. He sold it to me on his deathbed. I wrote him a cheque for it, post dated of course.” Chic Murray The post dated cheque is beloved by residential conveyancing ... read more...
Gilson Gray to the FORE! in East Lothian

Gilson Gray to the FORE! in East Lothian

30 June, 2015 by Gilson Gray in Blog
An array of the world’s top golfers, including World Number One Rory McIlroy, will descend on East Lothian’s shores next month for the Scottish Open at Gullane Golf Course. The tournament is the prelude to The Open which, this year, will see the golfing circus decant itself just 25 miles north ... read more...
Taking The Biscuit: Cookie Claims For Breach Of The Data Protection Act

Taking The Biscuit: Cookie Claims For Breach Of The Data Protection Act

26 June, 2015 by Gilson Gray in Blog
What is distress?  Few would argue that accidentally eating a coffee cream when you expect a strawberry cream is grounds for a legal action (although, personally, I find coffee creams to be in breach of my human rights).  That, however, is for confectionary.  What about cookies? An important ... read more...
Succession (Scotland) Bill

Succession (Scotland) Bill

19 June, 2015 by Gilson Gray in Blog
The Succession (Scotland) Bill, which aims to reform succession laws including the effects of divorce, dissolution or annulment on a Will, was introduced into the Scottish Parliament earlier this week. The current law, which is enshrined in the Succession (Scotland) Act 1964, has been the ... read more...