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Exemption from Business Rates – New properties in Scotland

Exemption from Business Rates – New properties in Scotland

4 October, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
The Scottish Government has confirmed a proposal that business rates will not be charged on commercial properties in Scotland until one year after the property is occupied by its first tenant following a review of Business Rates in Scotland. The drive of this is to facilitate business growth ... read more...
Be careful what you say…

Be careful what you say…

3 October, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
It was recently reported that in the context of her divorce proceedings an accusation has been made against pop star and TV presenter Mel B that she sought to intimidate witnesses who were due to appear in her divorce case. Given that the source of the reports seemed to be principally gossip ... read more...
Case Study: Gilson Gray Property vs Online Agent

Case Study: Gilson Gray Property vs Online Agent

29 September, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Recently there has been a lot of market commentary on the pros and cons of online agent v’s traditional estate agent. It’s all well and good reading about these articles but here is a case study from one of our valued clients who made the switch. Background Miss Bonnar had employed our ... read more...
Charging ahead – the grid scale battery revolution

Charging ahead – the grid scale battery revolution

1 September, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
We at Gilson Gray find ourselves riding a new wave of energy transactions – grid scale battery and small scale gas projects. We have a pipeline of around a gigawatt of storage, capacity and balancing projects ahead of us. Their scales range from 1 MW “behind the meter” projects connected to ... read more...
Did you go travelling before your traineeship?

Did you go travelling before your traineeship?

1 September, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
With two months between the end of my Diploma in Legal Practice and commencing my traineeship with Gilson Gray, I decided to take advantage of potentially the last time I would have the opportunity to take such a considerable amount of time off at one time. With two fellow law graduates, we ... read more...
My Amazing Experience at Gilson Gray

My Amazing Experience at Gilson Gray

15 August, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Law has always been something that I am incredibly interested in studying, so when I was offered the opportunity to spend a week in such a widespread firm, I knew I had to take it on with an open mind. I joined the Gilson Gray firm for a week in August, working in both the […] read more...
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...