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Let our adrenalin junkie trainee Jo’s blog inspire you to join us.

Let our adrenalin junkie trainee Jo’s blog inspire you to join us.

25 April, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
I am currently 8 months into my traineeship. I’m spending my first year working within two departments – Renewable Energy and Commercial Real Estate. However, the nature of the work is much broader than that. I’m involved in project finance, corporate transactions, construction, and the list ... read more...
The Appointment of Administrators and “Improper motives”

The Appointment of Administrators and “Improper motives”

21 April, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
There are provisions within the Insolvency Act [1] which provide that an application can be made to the Court to end an administrator’s appointment as at a certain time.  The basis of such an application has to be the person who appointed the administrator did so for an “improper motive”.  The ... read more...
General Data Protection Regulation – May 2018

General Data Protection Regulation – May 2018

11 April, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Compliance is Compulsory  Are you ready for the General Data Protection Regulation?  If not, it could cost you up to €20m. The Regulation is a new data protection regime that comes into effect next May.  You must operate a centralised data protection collection and processing system.  A breach ... read more...
The Importance of Preparation for Licensing Applications

The Importance of Preparation for Licensing Applications

17 March, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Launching a new pub, restaurant or hotel can be an incredibly exciting but also daunting task.  You need to find the premises, funding, staff, stock and a host of other things you might never have even thought about.  Added to that you can have a huge range of legal issues to navigate including ... read more...
Under the Hammer: buying commercial property at auction

Under the Hammer: buying commercial property at auction

13 March, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Property auctions can be a useful way to acquire an investment at what is literally a knock-down price. Unlike a traditional property sale, however, an auction contract can be concluded in a matter of minutes. As with anything in life, forewarned is forearmed, so here are our top tips for how ... read more...
Budget Bites 2017

Budget Bites 2017

10 March, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Short notes on some of the less well-reported measures introduced in this year’s budget. Rent a room relief – puncturing the airbed in AirB&B The Treasury has announced that it will consult on proposals to redesign rent-a-room relief to ensure it is better targeted to support longer-term ... read more...
What is a Guardianship Order?

What is a Guardianship Order?

17 February, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
It would be usual to think of the term “guardian” as someone to look after your young children should the worst happen. However, it is sometimes also the case that a guardian is required to take responsibility for the financial and/or welfare affairs of an adult who has lost capacity. What is a ... read more...
Is buying a new home really one of the most stressful events of your life?

Is buying a new home really one of the most stressful events of your life?

10 February, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
In short, probably.  Whilst an attempt to place a positive spin on the old cliché might be met with a sense of relief by those contemplating their first or indeed, next, house purchase, the fact is that it is a stressful process and arguably more so now, than pre-recession. Never has it been ... read more...
NAEA | propertymark

NAEA | propertymark

9 February, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
ARLA, NAEA, NAVA, APIP and ICBA are the go-to organisations for property professionals. These bodies are respected within the industry and by the media and policy makers alike — but do our clients know how much effort we put into raising professional standards in the industry by implementing ... read more...
Brexit – the impact on Domestic Law

Brexit – the impact on Domestic Law

31 January, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
It is March 2019.  Two years have passed since Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50 of the Treaty of European Union, so firing the starting gun on twenty four months of unprecedented negotiations.  Perhaps we have reached a trade deal with the remaining twenty seven member states ... read more...