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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.

Interest on Court Awards

As is fairly well known, the standard rate of interest that a Pursuer seeks in respect of a claim for money is 8% per annum. This rate is set by legislation: rule 7.7 of the Rules of the Court of Session, and the Sheriff Courts (Scotland) Act 1892 for the Sheriff Court.  These rates are amended from time to time, and have been significantly higher in the past.  For instance, in 1985 the Court of Session’s rate of interest was 15% per annum (Scottish Law Commission, Report 203, footnote 5). 

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Billions Tied Up in Small Business Disputes

Commercial disputes are costing small firms in England and Wales as much as £11.6 billion every year, according to new research from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). 

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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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