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When it comes to divorce proceedings, honest is the best policy!

When it comes to divorce proceedings, honest is the best policy!

21 February, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
It was recently reported that in her divorce proceedings from husband Michael Lockwood, Lisa Marie Presley is being accused of hiding assets.  In the particular circumstances of that case, the issue appears to be that a list of assets has been provided with values described as “unknown”.  It ... read more...
When data isn’t data

When data isn’t data

20 February, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
The Data Protection Act is one of the worst names pieces of law (although not as bad as “verbal injury to a business”, which can be in writing!). It has nothing to do with protecting data. Rather, it protects personal data.  That’s information about living people. Not drawings, not prices, not ... read more...
Are you ready for the return?

Are you ready for the return?

19 February, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Commercial tenants in Scotland are about to experience a shake-up in their tax returns. Revenue Scotland have published new guidance over the past week to help explain how leasehold interests are affected. Background On 1 April 2015, Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) was replaced in Scotland with a ... read more...
Goalkeeper Nicki having an amazing week

Goalkeeper Nicki having an amazing week

18 February, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
If you think you are having a good week then compare it to that of Scottish hockey goalkeeper Nicki Cochrane…The 24-year-old who has won her first full Great Britain cap in Argentina and been named in Team Scotland’s squad for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in April in recent days. The ... read more...
Recovering VAT on Undefended Expenses

Recovering VAT on Undefended Expenses

16 February, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
It is always satisfying to have a case that makes a real practical difference to clients now and in the future. And when you get it reported in the Journal of the Law Society of Scotland, it’s an added bonus! This was recently the case in one of our landlord/tenant cases. The decision related ... read more...
The GDPR and Penalties

The GDPR and Penalties

15 February, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Just how hefty are the new fines under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? You may be surprised to find out that there’s more to the fines regime than just the €20,000,0000 figure that’s been garnering all the headlines! The GDPR will take effect on the 25th of May 2018. As part of ... read more...
What is consent?

What is consent?

12 February, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
That’s not a simple question in this day and age, but in life – personal and business – it’s important not to over-step the mark. Consent is the legal principle that allows you to do something to or for someone else. It’s the fundamental basis of GDPR. But it’s nothing new. A version of the ... read more...
“The GDPR and Penalties”

“The GDPR and Penalties”

8 February, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Just how hefty are the new fines under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? You may be surprised to find out that there’s more to the fines regime than just the €20,000,0000 figure that’s been garnering all the headlines! The GDPR will take effect on the 25th of May 2018. As part of ... read more...
Buchan buzzing ahead of PyeongChang 2018

Buchan buzzing ahead of PyeongChang 2018

8 February, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Edinburgh-born Murray Buchan cannot wait to compete at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Twenty five athletes will compete for Team GB across alpine, cross country, freestyle skiing and snowboard events with the previous record of 22 having been selected for Cortina 1956. Freestyle ... read more...
Prenuptial Agreements

Prenuptial Agreements

7 February, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Ed Sheeran recently announced that he and his childhood friend Cherry had gotten engaged between Christmas and New Year; and Ed and Cherry will not be alone.  The festive season is inevitably a popular time for engagements.  While speculation has not as yet commenced about the details of the ... read more...