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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.

Over my dead body - August Newsletter

In this month’s edition we’re talking about life, death and everything in between… as well as welcoming some new faces to the team, and our upcoming free employment law seminar. There’s always a silver lining. Click here to view the newsletter.

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Over My Dead Body? Compulsory burial of a deceased person in Scotland

A recent court case has shed fresh light on the often grim subject of the burial of the dead in Scotland – particularly where the deceased’s next of kin does not want them to be buried.

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Caveats: a useful tool for litigators

Clients often contact us for advice following an unpleasant visit from a sheriff officer who has served court action upon them. In many cases, the clients will be completely unaware that court action was looming, which can leave them shocked and uncertain as to what the next steps should be. In some cases, the court may have already granted interim or temporary orders against the client or their business. Clients often comment that it would be helpful to have received advance notice of the impending court action, to allow them to fully prepare their response. In litigation, forewarned is forearmed. 

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Child Support

Upon separation of a couple there is an obligation on the non-resident parent to pay child maintenance or child support to the resident parent in relation to any children under the age of 16 years or under the age of 18 years if they are still in full-time education. Beyond the age of 18, both parents still have an obligation to support their children financially if they are in full-time education and until the age of 25. If a child resides with one parent for four or more nights per week, on average, then that parent will be treated as the resident parent for child maintenance purposes and the other parent will be regarded as the non-resident parent.

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First Claim Brought Back To Life After Tribunal Fees Deemed Unlawful

Hot on the heels of the UK Supreme Court decision that employment tribunal fees are unlawful (see our previous blog), it has been reported that the first Employment Tribunal decision in consequence of the Supreme Court’s ruling has now been issued and it is one which may create further consequences for employers.

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