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Contract preparation is key!

Contract preparation is key!

30 January, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Disputes are an unfortunate reality of life.  Businesses often try to avoid them by agreeing long and detailed contractual terms at the start of their relationship.  But here’s the rub – sometimes those very terms become the source of a dispute.  This blog looks at what happens when the parties ... read more...
Hockey legend inspires the next generation in East Lothian

Hockey legend inspires the next generation in East Lothian

28 January, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
It is not every day that someone who has won Olympic gold and bronze medals pops into your school, so when former Great Britain hockey captain Kate Richardson Walsh visited Loretto School in Musselburgh in late January the pupils were, rightly, excited.   Richardson-Walsh is quite simply ... read more...
It’s just banter

It’s just banter

24 January, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Now that the silly season is well and truely over, I suspect that there will have been some fall-out from the various parties that took place.  Various conversations potentially happened with individuals perhaps being filled with a sense of courage that comes with a few drinks.  Comments were ... read more...
O Wad Some Power the Giftie Gie Us, to See Oursels as Ithers See Us!

O Wad Some Power the Giftie Gie Us, to See Oursels as Ithers See Us!

24 January, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
To a Louse by Robert Burns is a poem about Robert seeing a louse on a lady’s bonnet in Church.  Unbeknown to her, she thinks the winks and waves from the congregation are about her beautiful bonnet and tosses her head in appreciation. It’s a bit like when you are selling your home.  You live ... read more...
Civil Online Update – The future of civil business in the sheriff courts

Civil Online Update – The future of civil business in the sheriff courts

24 January, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
In March 2018 Gayle Stewart reported that the Scottish Courts & Tribunals Service (SCTS) were introducing phase 1 of their Civil Online case management system. This was on the back of extensive testing in which we as a debt recovery department had the privilege of taking part in. As a ... read more...
Prime Conditions for Divorce?

Prime Conditions for Divorce?

15 January, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Last week, Amazon founder CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife Mackenzie announced that they were to divorce after 25 years of marriage.  Of course, no one goes into a marriage hoping that they will separate in the future. However, if the joint statement issued by the couple last Wednesday is anything ... read more...
Willanuary anyone?

Willanuary anyone?

14 January, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
It is 2019 and I bet you cannot think of a better way to start the year than with a ‘willanuary’. I hear you ask, what is this strange term and what does it involve? Is it something that requires me to buy new activewear; eat a calorie restricted diet or spend hours each day […] read more...
Legal faux pas meant no plain sailing for Seaborne Freight

Legal faux pas meant no plain sailing for Seaborne Freight

14 January, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Journalists and the Twitterati had a fresh Brexit-related controversy to chew over early in the New Year: the sorry state of Seaborne Freight’s website. Seaborne Freight is the British start-up company that was one of three successful tenderers for cross-channel freight services from the end of ... read more...
Sirens ready to sound during first home outing of 2019

Sirens ready to sound during first home outing of 2019

11 January, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Cat Tuivaiti has had a great few days on and off the netball court – and now the New Zealander is determined to help the Strathclyde Sirens post a victory on her home debut this evening. Last Saturday the Sirens got their 2019 Vitality Superleague campaign off to the best possible start ... read more...
The Freedom of Information Act 2000

The Freedom of Information Act 2000

11 January, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Most people throughout the UK are aware of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (“FOIA”). In simplistic terms, the FOIA means that everyone is entitled to access information held by public authorities. The reality is somewhat more complicated (as some types of information are exempt from ... read more...