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Data protection will lead to hefty business fines

Data protection will lead to hefty business fines

3 August, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Businesses that do not deal in data are a rare and dying breed. Even small enterprises that you might not expect, have personal details of one sort or another, often through things as simple as newsletters and mailing lists. The reality is that, in spite of impressions, nearly every business ... read more...
Landmark pension decision

Landmark pension decision

27 July, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
There was a great deal of buzz amongst Scottish Family Lawyers last night following the issuing of the Supreme Court’s decision in the case of McDonald v McDonald. Other than the fact that it is relatively rare for the Supreme Court to be asked to adjudicate on Scots Family Law, at first blush ... read more...
Tenant Obligations – Planning ahead

Tenant Obligations – Planning ahead

19 July, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
In the previous instalment of our real statutory compliance blog, we looked at various Health and Safety rules which could put a tenant in breach of a commercial lease. However, there are a number of statutory provisions to do with the building itself which fall to the tenant to observe. A ... read more...
My desire to become a lawyer has only grown

My desire to become a lawyer has only grown

10 July, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
As an aspiring law student and lawyer, I wanted to get an insight into how a law firm functions, and to experience the day to day work of a lawyer; Gilson Gray gave me this opportunity, and for a week in June, I was welcomed by all the departments in both the Edinburgh and Glasgow […] read more...
How do you sum up a day in the life of a negotiator?

How do you sum up a day in the life of a negotiator?

7 July, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Quite simply, you can’t. That’s what make my job so enjoyable – every day is different! I have been a negotiator for many years now and it still amazes me how much has changed. From the easy days where you could just put a listing in the ESPC and you would have a sale (you […] read more...
What a difference a week can make

What a difference a week can make

4 July, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Monday the 19th June began an amazing week of personal learning and new experiences. Walking into the Gilson Gray office on Monday morning I was still unsure if I would even enjoy this week never mind pursue a law career for the rest of my life. However, the week at Gilson Gray has opened my ... read more...
Mediation – “In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity”

Mediation – “In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity”

22 June, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
As a consequence of successfully representing a client in a recent mediation, I was reminded again of the wise words of Albert Einstein: “In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.” The Dispute(s) The dispute was a long-standing, complex and highly contentious dispute between an ... read more...
General Data Protection Regulation – The Final Countdown

General Data Protection Regulation – The Final Countdown

21 June, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Regardless of Brexit, the General Data Protection Regulation is happening on 25 May 2018, so for those who have not yet pulled together your project team, or thought about your gap and risk analysis, then you need to do so fairly quickly. Whilst many people are aware of the need to be ... read more...
Reducing your debt recovery costs

Reducing your debt recovery costs

20 June, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Introduction The only real guarantee with debt recovery is that someone always has to pay up. Often those considering court action come to us concerned that the associated expenses of raising proceedings might outweigh their potential return. In no case is this more prevalent than with those ... read more...
Demand for housing drops as the General Election uncertainty starts to kick in

Demand for housing drops as the General Election uncertainty starts to kick in

8 June, 2017 by Gilson Gray in Blog
          The number of house hunters registered per branch fell to 381 in April. Supply of available housing also dropped, as sellers delayed marketing homes amid General Election uncertainty Demand for housing The number of house-hunters registered per estate agent ... read more...