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First-tier Tribunal – welcome amendments to the regulations.

First-tier Tribunal – welcome amendments to the regulations.

11 March, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
I previously blogged about the uncertainty of claiming interest on awards for payment in the First-tier Tribunal – Housing and Property Chamber (FTT). That uncertainty has now been addressed with the introduction of amendments to the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Housing and Property ... read more...
Wells v. Devani  – Agree up front and write it down

Wells v. Devani – Agree up front and write it down

25 February, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
In the service sector, you strive to be helpful. You’re sometimes so keen to help your client that you forget to look after yourself. Cobbler’s bairns are the worst shod, so they say. The Supreme Court has gone some way to help the hapless service provider who cracks on without getting his ... read more...
Guardianships v Powers of Attorney

Guardianships v Powers of Attorney

21 February, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
People often assume that when they are no longer capable of making their own decisions in relation to financial and welfare issues that their spouse or family member can step in and take over. This is simply not the case.  Unless there is a Power of Attorney in place no one has any right to ... read more...
Broadcasting and Live Communications from Court

Broadcasting and Live Communications from Court

20 February, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
The Judicial Office for Scotland have recently released the snappily titled “Protocol on Recording and Broadcasting of Proceedings in the High Court of Justiciary and the Court of Session, and the Use of Live Text Based Communications from Court”.  This sets out formal rules regarding the ... read more...
My views on Pursuers’ Offers

My views on Pursuers’ Offers

15 February, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Introduction The system of Pursuers’ Offers has been with us now for almost two years, having been introduced into the Ordinary Cause Rules on 3rd April 2017. As you know, they allow a Pursuer to offer to accept a sum in settlement of his claim.  Basically, tenders for Pursuers. They were ... read more...
A trainee’s take on Real Estate, the journey

A trainee’s take on Real Estate, the journey

11 February, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Once my trainee induction had concluded, to my delight, I was introduced (reintroduced) to Andrew Fleetwood, the same Andrew Fleetwood who had conducted my trainee interview. Andrew works his own magic in the Projects team, but is also very much a part of the Real Estate team. On day two I was ... read more...
The Residential Conveyancing Process – What are the FAQ’s

The Residential Conveyancing Process – What are the FAQ’s

8 February, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
How do I know if I can get a mortgage? You need to contact a mortgage lender (bank) or speak with an independent mortgage adviser. Prior to offering for any property, you need to know that a bank have agreed “in principal” to provide you with a mortgage. A “Decision in Principal” is not an […] read more...
A day in the life of the Family Law Secretary at Gilson Gray

A day in the life of the Family Law Secretary at Gilson Gray

7 February, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Of course, like most, the day starts with a nice strong coffee to wake the brain for the day ahead.  If I’m lucky there may also be a slice of toast and avocado – what better way to set you up for the day? My batteries are recharged and I’m ready to take on the […] read more...
Breach of contract – specify your remedies or tolerate the consequences

Breach of contract – specify your remedies or tolerate the consequences

4 February, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
A recent English case reminds us to take care to be specific about the consequences of breach of contract. In Mears Ltd v Costplan Services (South East) Limited (December 2018), it was held that, although a landlord had breached the requirements of an agreement for lease, this did not ... read more...
Advanced Medical Directives

Advanced Medical Directives

31 January, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Living Wills or Advanced Medical Directives have been in the news quite a lot recently however like Wills these are documents which very few people have in place.  A recent poll has revealed 82% of people have strong views about their medical/end of life treatment yet less than 4% have made an ... read more...