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Shock to the system

Shock to the system

3 October, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
I have been a Trainee with Gilson Gray for just over a year. I spent my first year in the firm’s busy Conveyancing Department and then their excellent Family Law Department. I obtained excellent hands-on experience in both Departments during my time there. I was keen to get some Court ... read more...
Time flies as they say

Time flies as they say

16 September, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
When I was first asked to write this blog about what I have been doing in the year that has passed since receiving my offer of a traineeship with Gilson Gray, my first reaction was shock. How can a year have passed already? Perhaps I am getting old and a year is no longer a […] read more...
Prorogation – Dead in a Ditch?

Prorogation – Dead in a Ditch?

13 September, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Gilson Gray’s Head of Litigation, Rosie Walker, and colleague, Iain Grant, discuss the recent Scottish prorogation case.  What was the Court Action? A Court of Session petition was raised by parliamentarians from the SNP, the Liberal Democrats and Labour on 31 July 2019.  The petitioners sought ... read more...
The trip of a lifetime

The trip of a lifetime

12 September, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Completing my Diploma in Legal in Practice at the end of March of this year left me with 5 months to spare before beginning my traineeship with Gilson Gray in September. Knowing that the probability of having another 5-month summer break was unlikely, I decided to go on the trip to of a ... read more...
8 weeks

8 weeks

9 September, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
It was 8 weeks from finishing my internship with the Corporate team in Glasgow, to starting my Traineeship in Edinburgh, with my first seat in the Family Law team. Following the internship and a presentation to some of the partners at Gilson Gray, I felt I had earned a much-needed break! The ... read more...
Field of Dreams or Nightmares?  (Pt 2)

Field of Dreams or Nightmares? (Pt 2)

28 August, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
For Part 1 – Please click here Ok – so you’ve found your dream plot, the owner’s happy to take your money and you’ve checked the local Council’s planning website to see that your plot has planning permission for one house – but now the journey begins; will it be on a long and winding […] read more...
Field of Dreams or Nightmares?  (Pt 1)

Field of Dreams or Nightmares? (Pt 1)

20 August, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Buying a plot of land and building your own home is high on everyone’s wish list but how easy is it to convert that dream into reality?  That depends on – how much money you have to spend; where you want to live and whether you want to have neighbours close by or nowhere near […] read more...
Common law husband and wife?- the myth, the dangers and the solution.

Common law husband and wife?- the myth, the dangers and the solution.

12 August, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
The Office for National Statistics has published its latest figures for trends in living arrangements in the UK, for 2018. Interestingly, the number of cohabiting couple families continues to grow faster than married couple and lone parent families, with an increase of 25.8% over the decade ... read more...
Spot the difference: Administration of Estates

Spot the difference: Administration of Estates

8 August, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
The immediate emotional turmoil of losing a loved one is always testing. The grieving process can challenge even the most stoic among us but, in time, we can look back on the fond memories of a dearly departed. While we can learn to manage the emotional turmoil of losing someone close to us, ... read more...
1 year back at work

1 year back at work

7 August, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Following 10 months of maternity leave I returned to work just over a year ago and at the time wrote a blog setting out my initial thoughts and feelings. Now that I have been back for a full year I revisited my earlier blog to see what had changed, if anything. In all honestly my […] read more...