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Is your property fit for the market?

Is your property fit for the market?

10 January, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
As we enter a new year, discussions will have taken place across the country in many households regarding key plans for the year ahead. These discussions generally happen over the festive period when households are together and therefore have the time to make proper plans. Once the normal chaos ... read more...
Insolvency Update – January 2019

Insolvency Update – January 2019

10 January, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
We wish everybody a happy New Year. The festive period 2018/19 has seen some high-profile insolvencies however. Our thoughts go out to those that has had a real impact on – some people do not have a job to go back to in 2019. One such unfortunate casualty is the Shotts based company ... read more...
Good news for Google – Data Breach and entitlement to Damages

Good news for Google – Data Breach and entitlement to Damages

7 January, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
A recent case has injected some realism into the developing compensation culture when it comes to recovering damaged for a breach of the Data Protection Act 2018. This was a case which related to the “Safari Workaround” in which Google allegedly used a DoubleClick cookie technology on the ... read more...
Predictions over 2019…

Predictions over 2019…

4 January, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
The outcome of this month’s Parliament vote on the Brexit deal may have an impact on the confidence of both sellers and buyers across the country but regardless of the vote, life goes on and people still need to move. Last year saw a sharp increase in property values with an average increase of ... read more...
Family Time

Family Time

30 December, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
For couples who are separated or are about to separate, the festive period often highlights the impact that separation can have where there are children of the relationship.  Many parents may be facing waking up on Christmas morning for the first time in their child’s life without being there ... read more...
Crisis Management

Crisis Management

20 December, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Disputes are a fact of life. They are sometimes a necessary evil to allow a business to come through a difficult period of trading. In one’s personal life they can arise when you least expect it. A dispute in one’s commercial life can often cross into one’s personal life. Disputes are ... read more...
Holiday Home Tax Hike

Holiday Home Tax Hike

19 December, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
The Scottish Budget was announced last week and delivered more bad news for property landlords.  When buying a second property in Scotland, the Scottish Government plans to increase the tax payable which is a blow for landlords and holiday home buyers.  Additional Dwelling Supplement (ADS) is a ... read more...
It’s Fergie Time

It’s Fergie Time

3 December, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
    What happens when your staff ignore their data protection training and access sensitive personal data? As was widely reported recently, a number of staff at the Salford Royal Hospital accessed the medical records of Sir Alex Ferguson after his treatment this May for a brain ... read more...
A follow up to the Prescription (Scotland) Bill

A follow up to the Prescription (Scotland) Bill

30 November, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
In May 2018, we wrote a blog about the Prescription (Scotland) Bill which had been introduced to the Scottish Parliament. Its purpose was to amend the law on negative prescription: the extinguishing of rights and obligations after a particular period of time.  That Bill has now been passed by ... read more...
Cohabitants’ Rights on Death

Cohabitants’ Rights on Death

20 November, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
The Scottish Government has recently published its response to the 2015 Consultation on the Law of Succession. For family lawyers, the part of that response which is of most interest relates to the rights of cohabitants on the death of their partner. As matters stand, if a couple are not ... read more...