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Miller Samuel provides quality legal advice throughout the UK and beyond. Our specialist teams work closely together, providing tailored and innovative solutions for our clients.

Miller Samuel Hill Brown provides quality legal advice throughout the UK and beyond. Our specialist teams work closely together, providing tailored and innovative solutions for our clients.

European Courts Find Greek Police Height Requirements Discriminatory

Police height requirements are a thing of the past here in the UK. When the first police forces were established in the UK in the 1800’s, most police recruits required to be at least 5 foot 10 inches in height. By September 1990, such a requirement was abolished. However, not all countries have moved away from such a “heightest” regime! The issue was the subject of a recent Greek case that came before the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). The decision still has relevance here in the UK as our own Equality Act is derived from the same European legislation.

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The House Always Wins? Courts, Casinos and 'Cheating"

A recent UK Supreme Court case has shed light on the high-stakes world of professional gambling, and the tactics that can be deployed to gain an edge over the casino – in this case, an edge worth £7.7 million for two days’ work.

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LBTT and ADS - A Perfect Storm?

As the winter weather approaches, we consider the outlook on the Scottish property market by asking whether Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) and the newly introduced Additional Dwelling Supplement (ADS) have combined to create the perfect storm.

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Where There’s A Will…

Family dynamics are complex and, when it comes to wills, estates and beneficiaries, it can cause a bit of a headache when planning your estate. We have an interesting Q & A this month on a topic that has arisen on a few occasions which we hope may be a useful read.

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Legal Responsibilities for Personal Licensing

A restaurant owner caught hosting a lock-in for an Old Firm match has recently had his alcohol license revoked, sparking a conversation about legal responsibilities for personal licensing. The following scenarios have been posed to us on previous occasions where there is uncertainty on what is within the law so we thought that we would share this with you.

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