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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...
Training to be a trainee

Training to be a trainee

6 August, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
One of our trainees, Lottie White discusses preparing for the start of your traineeship.  I was offered my traineeship at the beginning of March last year and was due to start at the beginning of this September. When I finished the Diploma this year I had detailed plans about how I was going to ... read more...
Parental Rights and Responsibilities in respect of a Step-Child

Parental Rights and Responsibilities in respect of a Step-Child

3 August, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Following on from Shona Young’s consideration of automatic parental rights and responsibilities (PRRs) for grandparents and siblings, I am going to consider whether step-parents should be able to obtain PRRs in respect of a step-child by way of an Agreement with the parent(s) – a further ... 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...
Part 3 – Complying With Contact Orders

Part 3 – Complying With Contact Orders

24 July, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Last week, my colleague Shona Young considered parental alienation in the second part of our review of the Consultation on reforming Scottish Child Law.  The natural follow-on is perhaps that of non-compliance with orders made by the Court which grant a parent contact with their child, where ... read more...
Parental Alienation – Part 2

Parental Alienation – Part 2

18 July, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
As part of our review of the Scottish child law consultation, our latest blog deals with the topic of turning a child against a parent. This is more commonly referred to as parental alienation, and we are increasingly seeing the issue of parental alienation being raised in the context of ... read more...