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No stabilisers ever needed due to the dynamic style of training

No stabilisers ever needed due to the dynamic style of training

8 March, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Since my last blog, I have finished my two-year traineeship and qualified as a solicitor.  I was thrilled to be staying on with Gilson Gray and continue to work in the Litigation department. The two year training contract passed at a surprising speed.  However, when looking back I appreciate ... read more...
Digital Assets and Estate Planning

Digital Assets and Estate Planning

28 February, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
If, like me, you have spent the last few months reading about and watching the boom in crypto currencies, you may also have questions about what happens with these assets after you die. Crypto currencies are digital assets, designed to work as a medium of exchange. They use cryptography[1] to ... read more...
Role of the data protection officer

Role of the data protection officer

27 February, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Hopefully, your first question is not “role of a what?” Does your organisation need to appoint a Data Protection Officer?  Under the GDPR, a Data Protection Officer (DPO) must be appointed for all “public authorities”, and those organisations where the core activities involve “regular and ... read more...
Simple Procedure – Getting Better

Simple Procedure – Getting Better

26 February, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
It has now been 14 months since the Simple Procedure Rules arrived with us. There was much excitement within the Scottish Court Service when the rules came into force. The rules were said to modernise the Scottish Judicial system. They were in plain terms. They introduced forms that were easy ... read more...
Why should I care about the GDPR?

Why should I care about the GDPR?

23 February, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) represents the most comprehensive and far-reaching overhaul of data protection legislation in the UK since the introduction of the Data Protection Act 1998. The primary objective of the GDPR is to give EU citizens back control of their personal data ... read more...
Beyond the Basics: Simple Procedure

Beyond the Basics: Simple Procedure

22 February, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Last month I managed to take some time out of the office to attend the SYLA talk entitled “Beyond the Basics: Simple Procedure”. The intention of the talk was to focus on how the rules replacing the small claims and summary cause procedure have developed in practice since being brought in ... read more...

When it comes to divorce proceedings, honest is the best policy!

21 February, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
It was recently reported that in her divorce proceedings from husband Michael Lockwood, Lisa Marie Presley is being accused of hiding assets.  In the particular circumstances of that case, the issue appears to be that a list of assets has been provided with values described as “unknown”.  It ... read more...
When data isn’t data

When data isn’t data

20 February, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
The Data Protection Act is one of the worst names pieces of law (although not as bad as “verbal injury to a business”, which can be in writing!). It has nothing to do with protecting data. Rather, it protects personal data.  That’s information about living people. Not drawings, not prices, not ... read more...
Are you ready for the return?

Are you ready for the return?

19 February, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Commercial tenants in Scotland are about to experience a shake-up in their tax returns. Revenue Scotland have published new guidance over the past week to help explain how leasehold interests are affected. Background On 1 April 2015, Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) was replaced in Scotland with a ... read more...
Goalkeeper Nicki having an amazing week

Goalkeeper Nicki having an amazing week

18 February, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
If you think you are having a good week then compare it to that of Scottish hockey goalkeeper Nicki Cochrane…The 24-year-old who has won her first full Great Britain cap in Argentina and been named in Team Scotland’s squad for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in April in recent days. The ... read more...