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BOMD – 10th biggest mortgage lender in the UK – Do you know the benefits or pitfalls?

BOMD – 10th biggest mortgage lender in the UK – Do you know the benefits or pitfalls?

8 May, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
  The ‘bank of mum and dad’ has now become the tenth biggest mortgage lender in the UK, as young buyers are increasingly relying on financial support from their parents to get onto the housing ladder. According to new research from insurer Legal and General in association with ... read more...
Are you ready for the General Data Protection Regulation? If not, it could cost you up to €20m.

Are you ready for the General Data Protection Regulation? If not, it could cost you up to €20m.

8 May, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
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 of the Regulation can lead to a significant fine, with the maximum being €20m (around forty times the current maximum of ... read more...
Main residence nil rate band – What does this mean to you?

Main residence nil rate band – What does this mean to you?

4 May, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
With recent changes having been made to the legislation surrounding Inheritance Tax, it is now more important than ever to take expert advice when considering your Will. With the introduction of the Main Residence Nil Rate Band (MRNRB) on 6 April 2017, how will this affect an individual’s ... read more...
Nothing phases our trainee Rachael – Find out why in her latest blog…

Nothing phases our trainee Rachael – Find out why in her latest blog…

3 May, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
“Please can you prepare an EMI Option Agreement?”  That’s what I was asked to do on my first day as a trainee. I was shocked – this was real work.  Within my first week of being a trainee in the Corporate Department at Gilson Gray, I quickly realised that I was not there to ... read more...
Fraser found it “tough” describing a week in the life of a trainee. Read his blog to find out why…

Fraser found it “tough” describing a week in the life of a trainee. Read his blog to find out why…

2 May, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
On reflection, it is actually difficult to describe a week in the life of a trainee at Gilson Gray. I have been with the Firm for over 18 months.  This equates to 86 weeks now and yet, somehow, each week seems to offer a new challenge. Every week I start with a new to-do list […] read more...
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...