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Why should I care about the GDPR?

Why should I care about the GDPR?

23 February, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) represents the most comprehensive and far-reaching overhaul of data protection legislation in the UK since the introduction of the Data Protection Act 1998. The primary objective of the GDPR is to give EU citizens back control of their personal data ... read more...
Beyond the Basics: Simple Procedure

Beyond the Basics: Simple Procedure

22 February, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Last month I managed to take some time out of the office to attend the SYLA talk entitled “Beyond the Basics: Simple Procedure”. The intention of the talk was to focus on how the rules replacing the small claims and summary cause procedure have developed in practice since being brought in ... read more...
When it comes to divorce proceedings, honest is the best policy!

When it comes to divorce proceedings, honest is the best policy!

21 February, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
It was recently reported that in her divorce proceedings from husband Michael Lockwood, Lisa Marie Presley is being accused of hiding assets.  In the particular circumstances of that case, the issue appears to be that a list of assets has been provided with values described as “unknown”.  It ... read more...
When data isn’t data

When data isn’t data

20 February, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
The Data Protection Act is one of the worst names pieces of law (although not as bad as “verbal injury to a business”, which can be in writing!). It has nothing to do with protecting data. Rather, it protects personal data.  That’s information about living people. Not drawings, not prices, not ... read more...
Are you ready for the return?

Are you ready for the return?

19 February, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Commercial tenants in Scotland are about to experience a shake-up in their tax returns. Revenue Scotland have published new guidance over the past week to help explain how leasehold interests are affected. Background On 1 April 2015, Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) was replaced in Scotland with a ... read more...
Goalkeeper Nicki having an amazing week

Goalkeeper Nicki having an amazing week

18 February, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
If you think you are having a good week then compare it to that of Scottish hockey goalkeeper Nicki Cochrane…The 24-year-old who has won her first full Great Britain cap in Argentina and been named in Team Scotland’s squad for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in April in recent days. The ... read more...
Recovering VAT on Undefended Expenses

Recovering VAT on Undefended Expenses

16 February, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
It is always satisfying to have a case that makes a real practical difference to clients now and in the future. And when you get it reported in the Journal of the Law Society of Scotland, it’s an added bonus! This was recently the case in one of our landlord/tenant cases. The decision related ... read more...
The GDPR and Penalties

The GDPR and Penalties

15 February, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Just how hefty are the new fines under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? You may be surprised to find out that there’s more to the fines regime than just the €20,000,0000 figure that’s been garnering all the headlines! The GDPR will take effect on the 25th of May 2018. As part of ... read more...
What is consent?

What is consent?

12 February, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
That’s not a simple question in this day and age, but in life – personal and business – it’s important not to over-step the mark. Consent is the legal principle that allows you to do something to or for someone else. It’s the fundamental basis of GDPR. But it’s nothing new. A version of the ... read more...
“The GDPR and Penalties”

“The GDPR and Penalties”

8 February, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Just how hefty are the new fines under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? You may be surprised to find out that there’s more to the fines regime than just the €20,000,0000 figure that’s been garnering all the headlines! The GDPR will take effect on the 25th of May 2018. As part of ... read more...