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Insights from David Alexander – Partner, Head of Debt Recovery on the Judicial Interest & the First Tier Tribunal for Scotland

Insights from David Alexander – Partner, Head of Debt Recovery on the Judicial Interest & the First Tier Tribunal for Scotland

9 October, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
From 1 December 2017 all applications made by private landlords concerning eviction and civil proceedings must be made to the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Housing and Property Chamber (FTT).  Jurisdiction in such matters transferred from the Sheriff Court to the FTT by section 16 of Housing ... read more...
How one of our Litigation team is raising the Bar….

How one of our Litigation team is raising the Bar….

2 October, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
This September marked exactly 6 years since I began studying law at university. If someone told me back then that after graduating I would go on to qualify as a New York Attorney, I would probably have laughed  ! However, here I am, 3 weeks away from being admitted to the New York State Bar, ... read more...
How old is old enough? Children’s views in Court.

How old is old enough? Children’s views in Court.

11 September, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
As the amended deadline for responses to the consultation on Scottish Child Law draws nearer, today I will deal with the proposed reforms in relation to the presumption that a child aged 12 or more is of sufficient age and maturity to express a view in section 11 cases (that is to say, those ... read more...
Gifting the family home

Gifting the family home

7 September, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
When reviewing your Estate Planning there can be a number of issues which arise in relation to the family home and we are seeing an increase in clients wishing to gift or transfer their property to other generations as part of their Succession Planning.  This may also help to   reduce the ... read more...
Top tips for buying a doer upper

Top tips for buying a doer upper

7 August, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Matthew Gray, Managing Director of Property Services comments ‘Wise words of advice from NAEA|Propertymark. A useful prompt for all residential property investors looking for that ‘doer-upper. For further advice, please contact our residential sales team on 0131 516 5366’. Purchasing a ... read more...
Nappies, Sleep Training, Legal Jargon – How do they all fit together?

Nappies, Sleep Training, Legal Jargon – How do they all fit together?

2 August, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Dirty nappies, the pros and cons of sleep training and the most recent development in the law on contractual interpretation are not usually topics of conversation that go hand in hand. However, as a new mum returning to work following 10 months of maternity leave they were all topics of ... read more...
Back to basics for Hannah as she aims to make a splash in Glasgow

Back to basics for Hannah as she aims to make a splash in Glasgow

30 July, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Prior to the Commonwealth Games earlier this year Scottish swimming star Hannah Miley was trying all sorts of new things to help her peak at the right time – but ahead of the European Championships starting in Glasgow this week she has been simply going back to basics. Before heading out ... read more...
Child Contact with Grandparents and Siblings

Child Contact with Grandparents and Siblings

27 July, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Earlier this week, my colleague Sally Nash considered the proposals for reforming compliance with contact orders. Today, in part 4 of our review of the Scottish Child Law Consultation, I will discuss the rights which grandparents and siblings have to seek contact with a child, and the proposed ... read more...
A different ball game for Hugo as he claims cricketing success

A different ball game for Hugo as he claims cricketing success

27 July, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Over the years we were used to seeing Scotland’s Hugo Southwell catching high balls on the rugby field, but on Thursday evening you would have found him batting at Carlton’s Grange Loan ground in a cricket final. Southwell had a distinguished rugby union career, earning 59 caps for Scotland ... read more...
JUDGMENT: Owens (Appellant) v Owens (Respondent)

JUDGMENT: Owens (Appellant) v Owens (Respondent)

25 July, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
On 11 May this year, I blogged in advance of the Supreme Court Hearing in the case of Owens v Owens, which was heard on 17 May.  The blog can be found here, and deals with issues raised by Mrs Owens’ circumstances, and how Mrs Owens might have fared differently in Scotland. Today, the Supreme ... read more...