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After All-Energy – Innovation in renewable energy

After All-Energy – Innovation in renewable energy

30 May, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
At All-Energy in Glasgow earlier in the month the renewable energy industry looked forward to a post-subsidy world, to unblocking the development pipeline and to continuing the UK’s journey towards decarbonisation. Energy storage is big news – and we’re delighted to be working on a ... read more...
Charity starts… In your will?

Charity starts… In your will?

26 May, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
According to a survey commissioned by the British Heart Foundation, around 43% of people want to give money to charity when they die, but in practice only around 7% do so. Part of this is, no doubt, due to the number of people who put off making a Will – around 1 in 3 people […] read more...
The Simple Procedure – 6 Month Review

The Simple Procedure – 6 Month Review

22 May, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Introduction The Simple Procedure Rules have now been with us for almost 6 months.  They were introduced to replace the old Small Claims/Summary Cause rules which were regarded as too complicated/ expensive/ difficult for party litigants to deal with themselves.  The Simple Procedure Rules were ... read more...
Streamlining divorce?

Streamlining divorce?

19 May, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Justice Munby, the most senior family law judge in England and Wales, has today released his most recent views on practical aspects of family law within the English and Welsh court system. His statement addresses a number of issues, but of particular interest is his call that in order to make ... read more...
Keeping the Ship Afloat

Keeping the Ship Afloat

17 May, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Brad Pitt has spoken out again this week on the breakdown of his marriage, and how the Jolie-Pitt family are coping with the separation. He has said that he and Miss Jolie are at the moment focussed on “keeping the ship afloat” for their six children. Most of the time, the lives of ... read more...
In Data (Protection) we “Trust”?

In Data (Protection) we “Trust”?

17 May, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
It’s confidential. These words provide great comfort when sensitive issues are being discussed particularly with a lawyer or indeed a medical professional. However, a recent decision handed down by the Court of Appeal calls into jeopardy the information which can now be made available to third ... read more...
Tenant Obligations – Playing by the rules

Tenant Obligations – Playing by the rules

16 May, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Most tenants are aware of the main obligations under a commercial lease – prompt payment of rent, insurance and service charge, and keeping the property in good repair. Negotiation of lease terms tends to focus on these areas and whether the landlord can agree any restrictions on the ... read more...
Sally Nash’s view on the UK’s record divorce award

Sally Nash’s view on the UK’s record divorce award

12 May, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
News broke yesterday that the ceiling for the biggest UK divorce award has been smashed by a City trader being ordered to pay his estranged wife £453 million.  Unusually, an order was also made by the court to conceal the couple’s identities, and exact details are a little scarce.  What we do ... read more...
The Family Law Reunion

The Family Law Reunion

12 May, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
As divorce and family lawyers, reunions aren’t something that we get to talk about very often.  However, it has very much been the theme for us this week.  After working together at Turcan Connell from 2004 to 2012 until Philippa left to head up HBJ Gateley’s Family Law Team, we have now ... read more...
If your business needs EU staff, get them now

If your business needs EU staff, get them now

11 May, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
We have been second-guessing the UK approach to Brexit since the referendum outcome, so to have Theresa May confirm time and again that the intended outcome will be a hard Brexit gives clarity on what issues are likely to face employers in the coming years. Although there are assurances that EU ... read more...