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From time to time we will post news articles and announcements relating to the firm and to various legal issues that may be of interest to you.

Miller Samuel Hill Brown Solicitors represent clients at very first hearing at First-Tier Tribunal for Scotland (Housing and Property Chamber)

Today marks the day that Miller Samuel Hill Brown LLP made legal history by representing clients at the very first hearing of the newly formed First Tier Tribunal for Scotland (Housing and Property Chamber).

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New Simple Procedure for Small Claims

Scotland now has a new set of rules, forms and standard orders for claims of up to £5,000 that are aimed at making it easier for individuals and businesses to resolve disputes in the sheriff court. The new process, termed the simple procedure, has been designed to be more accessible and user-friendly than its predecessors (the small claims and part of the summary cause procedures), hopefully providing greater access to civil justice for those looking to settle matters of a low monetary value.

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New Approach to Business Insolvency in Europe

The European Commission has proposed a new set of European rules on business insolvency that it says will increase the opportunities for companies in financial difficulties to restructure early on so as to prevent bankruptcy and avoid job losses.

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Multiple Tenants and the Tenancy Deposit Scheme

Sheriff Welsh QC has issued an interesting judgment in Smith, Dion-Jones and Herskowit v Uchegbu [2016] SC EDIN 64. Not only is the judgment useful as it recaps the now well-worn tests in quantifying an award against a landlord/landlady in breach, but the question of multiple joint and several tenants is also examined.

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