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Prior and Legal Rights on Intestacy

Prior and Legal Rights on Intestacy

12 July, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
People often assume that their spouse/civil partner or children will automatically inherit their estate if they die which is not always the case and there is no reason for them to make a Will. If, however, you die without leaving a Will in Scotland (known as dying intestate) there are various ... read more...
Parental rights and responsibility for all fathers? – Part 1

Parental rights and responsibility for all fathers? – Part 1

11 July, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
In May of this year, a consultation paper was launched for the purpose of reviewing child law in Scotland.   Submissions close on 7 August.   In the lead up to that Shona Young and I will be looking at some of the key aspects of the consultation paper. Today’s blog will deal with the topic of ... read more...
Oceans Apart

Oceans Apart

6 July, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Cheryl and Liam Payne announced their separation over the weekend after two and a half years together.  The couple of course have a son, Bear, born in March of last year.  As the couple ask for privacy as they try to navigate their way together through parenting Bear, it does raise the ... read more...
Laura and Lorna keen to help Scotland’s cricketers thrive in the Netherlands

Laura and Lorna keen to help Scotland’s cricketers thrive in the Netherlands

6 July, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Laura Grant and Lorna Jack are at different ends of the experience scale in terms of their cricket, but both are determined to help Scotland’s Women progress from the ICC World T20 global qualifiers in the Netherlands. The whole squad gathered at Oriam on the outskirts of Edinburgh on Tuesday ... read more...
Defamation in an online world

Defamation in an online world

4 July, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
On 14 December 2017, the Scottish Law Commission published its “Report on Defamation”, recommending a number of reforms to the law on defamation in Scotland. The current law on defamation has been in effect since 1996. We are a few steps behind our English counterparts in this respect – the ... read more...
Can you have too much choice?

Can you have too much choice?

2 July, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
I’ve recently returned from a short break to Durham.  While I took in the sights, I was very aware of the number of Estate Agency offices in the town centre.  I counted nine in one street!  It struck me how difficult it may be to decide which door to choose. In East Lothian in May […] read more...
Liz learning all the time and loving step up to Grand Prix level

Liz learning all the time and loving step up to Grand Prix level

29 June, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
In the coming weeks Liz Musgrove will graduate from Edinburgh University, but for now she is fully focused on passing the exam of playing for Scotland Women Sevens on the Rugby Europe Grand Prix circuit in Marcoussis, Paris. The event, the first of two this summer, takes place on Friday and ... read more...
Civil Partnerships v Marriage

Civil Partnerships v Marriage

27 June, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
The Supreme Court this morning has ruled that heterosexual couples can enter into a civil partnership, finding that the Civil Partnership Act 2004 is incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights. With married couples being seen by many in the gay rights lobby to enjoy a higher ... read more...
Never have I ever…

Never have I ever…

26 June, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Company Voluntary Agreements are back under the microscope

Company Voluntary Agreements are back under the microscope

22 June, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
My colleague Sumaira wrote recently about the new look CVA (LINK). She predicted that CVAs would become more prolific. She was right! Back in the press again, CVAs are attracting some negative coverage. The British property Federation has called on the government to review the what they say is ... read more...