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My views on Pursuers’ Offers

15 February, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Introduction The system of Pursuers’ Offers has been with us now for almost two years, having been introduced into the Ordinary Cause Rules on 3rd April 2017. As you know, they allow a Pursuer to offer to accept a sum in settlement of his claim.  Basically, tenders for Pursuers. They were ... read more...
A trainee’s take on Real Estate, the journey

A trainee’s take on Real Estate, the journey

11 February, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Once my trainee induction had concluded, to my delight, I was introduced (reintroduced) to Andrew Fleetwood, the same Andrew Fleetwood who had conducted my trainee interview. Andrew works his own magic in the Projects team, but is also very much a part of the Real Estate team. On day two I was ... read more...
The Residential Conveyancing Process – What are the FAQ’s

The Residential Conveyancing Process – What are the FAQ’s

8 February, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
How do I know if I can get a mortgage? You need to contact a mortgage lender (bank) or speak with an independent mortgage adviser. Prior to offering for any property, you need to know that a bank have agreed “in principal” to provide you with a mortgage. A “Decision in Principal” is not an […] read more...
A day in the life of the Family Law Secretary at Gilson Gray

A day in the life of the Family Law Secretary at Gilson Gray

7 February, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Of course, like most, the day starts with a nice strong coffee to wake the brain for the day ahead.  If I’m lucky there may also be a slice of toast and avocado – what better way to set you up for the day? My batteries are recharged and I’m ready to take on the […] read more...
Breach of contract – specify your remedies or tolerate the consequences

Breach of contract – specify your remedies or tolerate the consequences

4 February, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
A recent English case reminds us to take care to be specific about the consequences of breach of contract. In Mears Ltd v Costplan Services (South East) Limited (December 2018), it was held that, although a landlord had breached the requirements of an agreement for lease, this did not ... read more...
Advanced Medical Directives

Advanced Medical Directives

31 January, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Living Wills or Advanced Medical Directives have been in the news quite a lot recently however like Wills these are documents which very few people have in place.  A recent poll has revealed 82% of people have strong views about their medical/end of life treatment yet less than 4% have made an ... read more...
Contract preparation is key!

Contract preparation is key!

30 January, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Disputes are an unfortunate reality of life.  Businesses often try to avoid them by agreeing long and detailed contractual terms at the start of their relationship.  But here’s the rub – sometimes those very terms become the source of a dispute.  This blog looks at what happens when the parties ... read more...
It’s just banter

It’s just banter

24 January, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Now that the silly season is well and truely over, I suspect that there will have been some fall-out from the various parties that took place.  Various conversations potentially happened with individuals perhaps being filled with a sense of courage that comes with a few drinks.  Comments were ... read more...
O Wad Some Power the Giftie Gie Us, to See Oursels as Ithers See Us!

O Wad Some Power the Giftie Gie Us, to See Oursels as Ithers See Us!

24 January, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
To a Louse by Robert Burns is a poem about Robert seeing a louse on a lady’s bonnet in Church.  Unbeknown to her, she thinks the winks and waves from the congregation are about her beautiful bonnet and tosses her head in appreciation. It’s a bit like when you are selling your home.  You live ... read more...
Civil Online Update – The future of civil business in the sheriff courts

Civil Online Update – The future of civil business in the sheriff courts

24 January, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
In March 2018 Gayle Stewart reported that the Scottish Courts & Tribunals Service (SCTS) were introducing phase 1 of their Civil Online case management system. This was on the back of extensive testing in which we as a debt recovery department had the privilege of taking part in. As a ... read more...