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Powers of Attorney – what are they and why should we have one.

Powers of Attorney – what are they and why should we have one.

17 November, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Many of us presume that should we become incapable of managing our own affairs, either through loss of mental capacity or we become physically unable, that our spouse/civil partner or close family members will be able to act on our behalf.   This is simply not the case. Unless there is a Power ... read more...
The devil’s in the detail: Old law needs new rules

The devil’s in the detail: Old law needs new rules

16 November, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
The Commercial Court of the Court of Session strives to be the forum of choice for commercial organisations operating in Scotland.  Huge procedural changes have taken place over recent years and the work of the judges and their clerks in ensuring efficient and effective case management and ... read more...
Alan and Greg excited to double up for Team Scotland

Alan and Greg excited to double up for Team Scotland

14 November, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Scottish squash star Alan Clyne believes the fact that he and doubles partner Greg Lobban are such different characters makes their partnership strong as they go searching for gold at the Commonwealth Games next year. Last week the duo were the first squash players confirmed in Team Scotland ... read more...
My first two months as a trainee at Gilson Gray

My first two months as a trainee at Gilson Gray

6 November, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Having spent four years doing an undergraduate degree and one year doing a postgraduate Diploma to prepare me for this, I am delighted to say that I am now two months into my traineeship with Gilson Gray. The first thing that struck me about the firm on day one as an employee was the dedication ... read more...
Energy Performance: the rules revisited

Energy Performance: the rules revisited

3 November, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Our clients are often confused about what energy performance laws mean for them. Property owners know that they will need an Energy Performance Certificate but are frequently unsure what else they need to be doing to keep on the right side of laws and guidance. We take a look back at the most ... read more...
UK house price growth picks up in October, Nationwide says….

UK house price growth picks up in October, Nationwide says….

2 November, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
UK growth at 2.5% is positive but the Scottish housing market has accelerated further with Edinburgh enjoying the fastest price growth of all UK cities at 6.7% coupled with increasing sales values of over 20% north of the border in the past three months.   Shortage in supply versus high ... read more...
Sexual Harassment at Work #MeToo

Sexual Harassment at Work #MeToo

1 November, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
The headline story on television news programmes and the front pages of newspapers for the past couple of weeks has been sexual harassment. Each day brings a new report which extends the scope of the story. The New York Times investigation into the conduct of firm producer Harvey Weinstein ... read more...
Personal data in divorce

Personal data in divorce

31 October, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Last weekend The Telegraph reported what appears to be an upward trend in marriages breaking down not only as a result of infidelity, but often as a result of infidelity with more than one person.  In our blog of 3 October, we discussed the potential perils of committing to writing in the form ... read more...
The Wee Bash

The Wee Bash

30 October, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Women’s cricket in Scotland has grown steadily over the last couple of years and that looks set to continue in the coming months with various ‘Wee Bash’ events coming up. The Wee Bash is the new name for the series of 10 social tournaments which is open to 6-a-side teams from clubs, ... read more...
Teenagers Scott and Keanna off to the Gold Coast

Teenagers Scott and Keanna off to the Gold Coast

6 October, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
When the first two squads that are to be part of Team Scotland at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in April next year were named earlier this week a number of household names jumped out of the list. At the press gathering in Stirling names such as Hannah Miley and Ross Murdoch were grabbing ... read more...