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Civil Online Update – The future of civil business in the sheriff courts

Civil Online Update – The future of civil business in the sheriff courts

24 January, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
In March 2018 Gayle Stewart reported that the Scottish Courts & Tribunals Service (SCTS) were introducing phase 1 of their Civil Online case management system. This was on the back of extensive testing in which we as a debt recovery department had the privilege of taking part in. As a ... read more...
Prime Conditions for Divorce?

Prime Conditions for Divorce?

15 January, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Last week, Amazon founder CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife Mackenzie announced that they were to divorce after 25 years of marriage.  Of course, no one goes into a marriage hoping that they will separate in the future. However, if the joint statement issued by the couple last Wednesday is anything ... read more...
Willanuary anyone?

Willanuary anyone?

14 January, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
It is 2019 and I bet you cannot think of a better way to start the year than with a ‘willanuary’. I hear you ask, what is this strange term and what does it involve? Is it something that requires me to buy new activewear; eat a calorie restricted diet or spend hours each day […] read more...
Legal faux pas meant no plain sailing for Seaborne Freight

Legal faux pas meant no plain sailing for Seaborne Freight

14 January, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Journalists and the Twitterati had a fresh Brexit-related controversy to chew over early in the New Year: the sorry state of Seaborne Freight’s website. Seaborne Freight is the British start-up company that was one of three successful tenderers for cross-channel freight services from the end of ... read more...
Sirens ready to sound during first home outing of 2019

Sirens ready to sound during first home outing of 2019

11 January, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Cat Tuivaiti has had a great few days on and off the netball court – and now the New Zealander is determined to help the Strathclyde Sirens post a victory on her home debut this evening. Last Saturday the Sirens got their 2019 Vitality Superleague campaign off to the best possible start ... read more...
The Freedom of Information Act 2000

The Freedom of Information Act 2000

11 January, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Most people throughout the UK are aware of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (“FOIA”). In simplistic terms, the FOIA means that everyone is entitled to access information held by public authorities. The reality is somewhat more complicated (as some types of information are exempt from ... read more...
Is your property fit for the market?

Is your property fit for the market?

10 January, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
As we enter a new year, discussions will have taken place across the country in many households regarding key plans for the year ahead. These discussions generally happen over the festive period when households are together and therefore have the time to make proper plans. Once the normal chaos ... read more...
Insolvency Update – January 2019

Insolvency Update – January 2019

10 January, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
We wish everybody a happy New Year. The festive period 2018/19 has seen some high-profile insolvencies however. Our thoughts go out to those that has had a real impact on – some people do not have a job to go back to in 2019. One such unfortunate casualty is the Shotts based company ... read more...
Good news for Google – Data Breach and entitlement to Damages

Good news for Google – Data Breach and entitlement to Damages

7 January, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
A recent case has injected some realism into the developing compensation culture when it comes to recovering damaged for a breach of the Data Protection Act 2018. This was a case which related to the “Safari Workaround” in which Google allegedly used a DoubleClick cookie technology on the ... read more...
Predictions over 2019…

Predictions over 2019…

4 January, 2019 by Gilson Gray in Blog
The outcome of this month’s Parliament vote on the Brexit deal may have an impact on the confidence of both sellers and buyers across the country but regardless of the vote, life goes on and people still need to move. Last year saw a sharp increase in property values with an average increase of ... read more...