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JUDGMENT: Owens (Appellant) v Owens (Respondent)

JUDGMENT: Owens (Appellant) v Owens (Respondent)

25 July, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
On 11 May this year, I blogged in advance of the Supreme Court Hearing in the case of Owens v Owens, which was heard on 17 May.  The blog can be found here, and deals with issues raised by Mrs Owens’ circumstances, and how Mrs Owens might have fared differently in Scotland. Today, the Supreme ... read more...
Part 3 – Complying With Contact Orders

Part 3 – Complying With Contact Orders

24 July, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Last week, my colleague Shona Young considered parental alienation in the second part of our review of the Consultation on reforming Scottish Child Law.  The natural follow-on is perhaps that of non-compliance with orders made by the Court which grant a parent contact with their child, where ... read more...
Parental Alienation – Part 2

Parental Alienation – Part 2

18 July, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
As part of our review of the Scottish child law consultation, our latest blog deals with the topic of turning a child against a parent. This is more commonly referred to as parental alienation, and we are increasingly seeing the issue of parental alienation being raised in the context of ... read more...
One country, one golfer, one caddie, one dog, 80  days,  2,011km  and  20,093 shots – the start of  a bad joke? No, just the most epic golf adventure…

One country, one golfer, one caddie, one dog, 80 days, 2,011km and 20,093 shots – the start of a bad joke? No, just the most epic golf adventure…

13 July, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog
The old saying from Mark Twain is that golf is a good walk spoiled, but try telling that to Adam Rolston and Ron Rutland who extended that walk to 80 days and had the experience of a lifetime. The adventurous duo got together and were keen to try and set a new world record for […] read more...
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...