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Remember Remember… The 1st of November

Remember Remember… The 1st of November

4 November, 2016 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Succession (Scotland) Act 2016 With Bonfire Night approaching, many people are familiar with the old saying – “remember remember the 5th of November…”. However, it is the 1st of November 2016 which marks a historic day for Scots law – the implementation of the Succession (Scotland) Act 2016. ... read more...
“Where there’s a will, there’s a way”

“Where there’s a will, there’s a way”

3 October, 2016 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Will I or won’t I? I can afford my daily cappuccino made with rare Guatemalan beans and even that new pair of shoes, but I can’t afford to make a Will, surely? Besides, everything will go to my partner anyway, right? Wrong. A recent Daily Mail article indicated that 60% of people in the UK […] read more...
Bribery – The price to pay?

Bribery – The price to pay?

29 September, 2016 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Whilst Sam Allardyce may have lost his job and damaged his reputation with his recent admissions, is bribery and corruption restricted to the lucrative world of sport, or should employers be concerned about the impact of bribery and corruption within their business? Whilst most employers would ... read more...
Is there a best time to sell your home?

Is there a best time to sell your home?

1 September, 2016 by Gilson Gray in Blog
It is always a good time to start marketing your home for sale if you are prepared financially but if you are looking for some guiding lights in terms of market demands then you could make a few considerations. Traditionally when it comes to selling your home, there are seasonal peaks and ... read more...
An interesting thought.. 1.4 billion bricks needed to fix UK housing market

An interesting thought.. 1.4 billion bricks needed to fix UK housing market

25 August, 2016 by Gilson Gray in Blog
1.4 BILLION BRICKS NEEDED TO FIX UK HOUSING MARKET • The UK bricks shortage is a significant factor in rising house prices • Shortage of bricks cannot meet growing demand to plug 264,000 housing deficit • Brexit expected to worsen the issue – and with all the willingness to build, without more ... read more...
National Association of Estate Agents comments on today’s interest rate cut announcement from the Bank of England

National Association of Estate Agents comments on today’s interest rate cut announcement from the Bank of England

4 August, 2016 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Matthew Gray Scottish Regional Executive, National Association of Estate Agents comments on today’s interest rate cut announcement from the Bank of England:  “Today’s interest rate cut announcement will be welcome news for many current homeowners. However, it represents a body blow for savers ... read more...
National Home Improvement Month

National Home Improvement Month

14 April, 2016 by Gilson Gray in Blog
National Home Improvement Month encourages home owners to see what they can do to improve their homes this April. Whether you are selling now or maintaining your home to sell in the future, there are many small home improvements you can address to keep your home in best shape for when the time ... read more...
East Lothian housing market springs into bloom

East Lothian housing market springs into bloom

15 March, 2016 by Gilson Gray in Blog
As the mercury finally nudges into double figures and the hours of daylight begin to stretch, the positive change in temperature and seasonal shift is drawing both buyers and sellers out of their winter slumber. The seasonal impact on the housing market is often sharply felt, perhaps none more ... read more...
Early dissolution of companies

Early dissolution of companies

17 February, 2016 by Gilson Gray in Blog
As a practitioner in either a legal or insolvency practitioner firm it is difficult to keep up. But we do sometimes get very useful assistance and guidance from the judiciary or the legislature. I am left wondering whether that is the case with some proposed changes to the early dissolution of ... read more...
The Future for Election Challenges

The Future for Election Challenges

28 January, 2016 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Now that we have had time to reflect on the Election Court’s decision in Timothy Denis Morrison & Others v Carmichael & Another [2015] EC 90, what can we say about its wider implications? Well, quite a lot actually according to Gilson Gray partner, Rosie Walker, who acted for Alistair ... read more...