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Life and work in East Lothian – the perfect combination

Life and work in East Lothian – the perfect combination

15 May, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Most days I count my blessing and realise how fortunate I am – not only do I live in one of the most beautiful counties in Scotland, I also work here.  In North Berwick which, on any view, is a pretty special place to spend your day. But don’t be fooled – we may enjoy […] read more...
Unreasonable behaviour

Unreasonable behaviour

11 May, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
On 17 May, all eyes will be on the Supreme Court in London as Tini Owens attempts to persuade the UK’s most senior judges to allow her to divorce her husband. Mrs Owens’ case is somewhat unusual.  Divorce cases are often litigated where there are fundamental matters in dispute, such as an ... read more...
When the end is just the beginning…

When the end is just the beginning…

10 May, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
  With one of Glasgow’s busiest retail areas on lockdown for nearly three months following the well-publicised fire damage, business-owners need to be aware of their liabilities when disaster strikes. The recent fire, which took hold of Victoria’s nightclub at the end of March, caused ... read more...
Further thoughts on the first tier housing tribunal

Further thoughts on the first tier housing tribunal

9 May, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
I blogged last month about my initial thoughts on the new(ish) First-Tier Housing Tribunal for Scotland (“the Tribunal”). That blog highlighted some initial concerns that I had with regards to the Tribunal and its efficiency; it seemed slow and unresponsive to any queries directed towards it. I ... read more...
Exclusive: Three time Olympian to coach some of Scotland’s best divers

Exclusive: Three time Olympian to coach some of Scotland’s best divers

2 May, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Edinburgh Diving Club have pulled off a coup with the news that three time Olympian and former World and Commonwealth champion Rebecca Gallantree has joined the set-up as Assistant Performance Coach. The 33-year-old from England only retired last January after an illustrious career which saw ... read more...
The Iceberg is moving: The use of IT in Scottish Litigation

The Iceberg is moving: The use of IT in Scottish Litigation

17 April, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Technology is driving forward almost every aspect of our daily lives at an unprecedented speed.  The legal profession however isn’t known for moving quickly.  There’s legislation over 150 years old which still gets used on a daily basis and there are current practitioners who can still remember ... read more...
Duncan Scott can inspire other Scottish swimmers to push boundaries and go on and achieve a lot more at the top

Duncan Scott can inspire other Scottish swimmers to push boundaries and go on and achieve a lot more at the top

16 April, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Duncan Scott can inspire other Scottish swimmers to push boundaries and go on and achieve a lot more at the top end of the sport on the back of his six medals in the Commonwealth Games, say his retiring team mate Dan Wallace.   Scott, 20, was the star for Team Scotland in the pool […] read more...
First Thoughts on The First-Tier Housing Tribunal

First Thoughts on The First-Tier Housing Tribunal

4 April, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
As a result of the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016 coming into force on 1st December 2017, The First-Tier Housing Tribunal is now in operation.  All applications seeking recovery of possession of heritable property submitted on or after 1st December 2017 require to be submitted ... read more...
Pocket rocket Megan targeting medal in Australia

Pocket rocket Megan targeting medal in Australia

30 March, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Megan Gordon is a breath of fresh air. Only 18, she could be nervous and cautious when speaking to the media ahead of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, but there is none of that with this teenage boxer. She is excited to speak about her journey and her sport and does so with a smile […] read more...
LBTT – End of lease information

LBTT – End of lease information

29 March, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
The first of April is a busy day this year, bringing with it the hat trick of Easter Sunday, April Fools’ Day, and the start of new LBTT rules for tenants in Scotland. In previous blogs, we’ve looked at the requirement to submit LBTT returns every three years during the lease, but what are the ... read more...