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Scotland rugby league team all set for Euros

Scotland rugby league team all set for Euros

26 October, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Scotland rugby league joint head coach John Duffy knows the squad named for the European Championship opener against Ireland in Santry on Saturday is quite inexperienced, but he is backing the rookies involved to make their mark. The event – also featuring France and Wales – doubles ... read more...
Post death variations

Post death variations

23 October, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Normally after death assets pass on in accordance with a Will or in terms of Intestacy laws.  However, there are some circumstances where it is considered that a different division of assets is preferable and in those cases the beneficiaries can enter into a Deed of Variation (sometimes also ... read more...
Financing the cost of care

Financing the cost of care

19 October, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
When an individual requires care and wishes the Local Authority to assist with paying the cost of that certain steps have to be taken. There are three elements to the costs – personal care, nursing care and accommodation. In Scotland, all individuals over 65 assessed as requiring care are ... read more...
Its Dog Eat Dog Out There!

Its Dog Eat Dog Out There!

18 October, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
With agents competing over an ever decreasing , ‘slice of the pie’, there are some fantastic deals to be had.  From free home reports, no up-front fees and zero commission there really is no better time to sell. “ Happy days ! “,  you say ? I would counter with the old saying, “ There’s […] read more...
In the Spotlight…

In the Spotlight…

17 October, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
The last week or so has been a busy time in the world of celebrity romance.  In that short period of time we have seen reports of Will Smith breaking down in tears while discussing rocky patches in his marriage to Jada Pinkett Smith; and the furore over Seann Walsh being caught on camera ... read more...
Insights from David Alexander – Partner, Head of Debt Recovery on the Judicial Interest & the First Tier Tribunal for Scotland

Insights from David Alexander – Partner, Head of Debt Recovery on the Judicial Interest & the First Tier Tribunal for Scotland

9 October, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
From 1 December 2017 all applications made by private landlords concerning eviction and civil proceedings must be made to the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Housing and Property Chamber (FTT).  Jurisdiction in such matters transferred from the Sheriff Court to the FTT by section 16 of Housing ... read more...
How one of our Litigation team is raising the Bar….

How one of our Litigation team is raising the Bar….

2 October, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
This September marked exactly 6 years since I began studying law at university. If someone told me back then that after graduating I would go on to qualify as a New York Attorney, I would probably have laughed  ! However, here I am, 3 weeks away from being admitted to the New York State Bar, ... read more...
How old is old enough? Children’s views in Court.

How old is old enough? Children’s views in Court.

11 September, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
As the amended deadline for responses to the consultation on Scottish Child Law draws nearer, today I will deal with the proposed reforms in relation to the presumption that a child aged 12 or more is of sufficient age and maturity to express a view in section 11 cases (that is to say, those ... read more...
Gifting the family home

Gifting the family home

7 September, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
When reviewing your Estate Planning there can be a number of issues which arise in relation to the family home and we are seeing an increase in clients wishing to gift or transfer their property to other generations as part of their Succession Planning.  This may also help to   reduce the ... read more...
Top tips for buying a doer upper

Top tips for buying a doer upper

7 August, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Matthew Gray, Managing Director of Property Services comments ‘Wise words of advice from NAEA|Propertymark. A useful prompt for all residential property investors looking for that ‘doer-upper. For further advice, please contact our residential sales team on 0131 516 5366’. Purchasing a ... read more...