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Judicial Expenses – Recent Changes

Judicial Expenses – Recent Changes

24 June, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
It would have been easy for the coming into force of the Act of Sederunt (Taxation of Judicial Expenses Rules) 2019 to have gone unnoticed.  One would have been forgiven for simply adding it to myriad of statutory instruments that are introduced. However, together with the Act of Sederunt ... read more...
GDPR – So where are all the fines?

GDPR – So where are all the fines?

6 June, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
The number of data breaches reported since the introduction of GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018 have increased more than fourfold to over 14,000. The number of complaints from the public have almost doubled to 41,000, but where are the eye-watering fines that would cripple most businesses? ... read more...
Legal update – Recovery of vehicles subject to a conditional sale agreement.

Legal update – Recovery of vehicles subject to a conditional sale agreement.

6 June, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
A recent judgement from Sheriff Philip Mann at Aberdeen Sheriff Court has caught our attention here at the Gilson Gray debt recovery department. In Santander Consumer (UK) Plc v Alan Creighton [2019] SC ABE 38 Santander raised a sheriff court action on the back of a terminated conditional sale ... read more...
Clutha Fatal Accident Inquiry

Clutha Fatal Accident Inquiry

17 May, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
The ongoing Fatal Accident Inquiry into the Clutha Vaults accident in 2013 has prompted our new Legal Director Ken Lauder to reflect on some of the claims arising from the accident in which he has been involved. Understanding the reasons for the accident is clearly of huge interest to those ... read more...
Pioneering Digital Court Service brings Scotland into 21st century

Pioneering Digital Court Service brings Scotland into 21st century

8 May, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Everyone knows that things move forward and develop over time. The way some people consume news has changed from flicking through a newspaper to scrolling down the news feed on their iPad or phone. People used to send letters to each other as the only way of communication, now we’re used to ... read more...
No Fault Divorce to be introduced England and Wales

No Fault Divorce to be introduced England and Wales

9 April, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
This morning, justice secretary David Gauke confirmed that legislation to allow “no fault divorce” in England and Wales will be introduced as soon as parliamentary time becomes available.  So why is this announcement making the headlines? At the moment, in order to get divorced in England and ... read more...
Reflections on my time as a trainee in Litigation

Reflections on my time as a trainee in Litigation

5 April, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
In September 2018, I found myself one year into my traineeship with Gilson Gray. Following four years of undergraduate study and one year of postgraduate, this marked six years in the legal world and brought with it a further change of direction: to Gilson Gray’s Litigation team. This ... read more...
Disciplinary Procedure – Suspension of Employees

Disciplinary Procedure – Suspension of Employees

22 March, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
London Borough of Lambeth v Agoreyo One question for employers to consider is when they can suspend an employee to undertake an investigation into allegations of misconduct without breaching the implied term of trust and confidence? In the case in Malik v Bank of Credit and Commerce ... read more...
Insights from Stuart Robertson on the Nissa v Waverly Education Foundation case

Insights from Stuart Robertson on the Nissa v Waverly Education Foundation case

14 March, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Introduction In a recent case (Nissa v Waverly Education Foundation [2019]) the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) considered the law relating to disability discrimination,  including what is meant by the word “long-term” contained in the statutory definition and what approach a Tribunal should ... read more...
Sally Nash’s latest blog on Pre-nuptial agreements – Fair and Reasonable?

Sally Nash’s latest blog on Pre-nuptial agreements – Fair and Reasonable?

12 March, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
We have blogged about Pre-Nuptial Agreements at Gilson Gray before.  In Scotland, they are becoming increasingly common.  In terms of enforceability, our family law legislation specifies that an Agreement between two spouses/civil partners dealing with what is to happen in respect of finances ... read more...