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My desire to become a lawyer has only grown

My desire to become a lawyer has only grown

10 July, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
As an aspiring law student and lawyer, I wanted to get an insight into how a law firm functions, and to experience the day to day work of a lawyer; Gilson Gray gave me this opportunity, and for a week in June, I was welcomed by all the departments in both the Edinburgh and Glasgow […] read more...
How do you sum up a day in the life of a negotiator?

How do you sum up a day in the life of a negotiator?

7 July, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Quite simply, you can’t. That’s what make my job so enjoyable – every day is different! I have been a negotiator for many years now and it still amazes me how much has changed. From the easy days where you could just put a listing in the ESPC and you would have a sale (you […] read more...
What a difference a week can make

What a difference a week can make

4 July, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Monday the 19th June began an amazing week of personal learning and new experiences. Walking into the Gilson Gray office on Monday morning I was still unsure if I would even enjoy this week never mind pursue a law career for the rest of my life. However, the week at Gilson Gray has opened my ... read more...
Mediation – “In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity”

Mediation – “In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity”

22 June, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
As a consequence of successfully representing a client in a recent mediation, I was reminded again of the wise words of Albert Einstein: “In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.” The Dispute(s) The dispute was a long-standing, complex and highly contentious dispute between an ... read more...
General Data Protection Regulation – The Final Countdown

General Data Protection Regulation – The Final Countdown

21 June, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Regardless of Brexit, the General Data Protection Regulation is happening on 25 May 2018, so for those who have not yet pulled together your project team, or thought about your gap and risk analysis, then you need to do so fairly quickly. Whilst many people are aware of the need to be ... read more...
Reducing your debt recovery costs

Reducing your debt recovery costs

20 June, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Introduction The only real guarantee with debt recovery is that someone always has to pay up. Often those considering court action come to us concerned that the associated expenses of raising proceedings might outweigh their potential return. In no case is this more prevalent than with those ... read more...
Demand for housing drops as the General Election uncertainty starts to kick in

Demand for housing drops as the General Election uncertainty starts to kick in

8 June, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
          The number of house hunters registered per branch fell to 381 in April. Supply of available housing also dropped, as sellers delayed marketing homes amid General Election uncertainty Demand for housing The number of house-hunters registered per estate agent ... read more...
Ghoul World?

Ghoul World?

4 June, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Last week, former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher had a few choice words to say about his divorce from ex-wife Nicole Appleton, and in particular the lawyers instructed on both sides to deal with the divorce.  Omitting Gallagher’s explicit language, he commented that:- “…I was living in a ghoul ... read more...
Election Special – Manifesto Round Up

Election Special – Manifesto Round Up

1 June, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
In the renewable energy industry? Looking forward to the election? Not sure who is proposing what? We’ve read the manifestos of the main parties (excluding Northern Ireland) and summarized their positions on renewable energy issues in the handy tables below. We have excluded energy market ... read more...
Tenant Obligations – Safety first

Tenant Obligations – Safety first

1 June, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
In the last instalment of our real estate blog, we looked at statutory compliance clauses in commercial leases. A breach of statute can also be a breach of the lease, which gives the Landlord a right to terminate. The lease obligation is usually fairly widely drafted and could catch any ... read more...