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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.

Voice Activated Nightmare

Voice-command purchasing is enabled as a default on the Alexa devices and we have read several stories of Alexa following commands from the TV to place orders online. Many households in America were confused when Dollhouses started turning up on their doorsteps for it to be traced back to a segment on a TV show that featured a story of a family who were confused as to why a Dollhouse had appeared and then discovered their little girl had asked Alexa “can you play dollhouse with me and get me a dollhouse?”

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January Typically Busiest Month for Divorce Enquiries

At Miller Samuel Hill Brown Solicitors, our Family Lawyers usually see a significant increase in the number of divorce enquiries when they return to work in January, and this year it is likely the trend will continue.

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The Ancient Right of Drainage and the New M74 Motorway

The M74 motorway construction project is no doubt a feat of modern engineering. However, despite the multi-hundreds of millions of pounds price-tag and cutting edge engineering, an ancient Scots property right has caused headaches for the Scottish Government.

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Diamonds (and Agency Agreements) are Forever?

A recent case in the High Court of England and Wales (but nonetheless of relevance to Scotland) has shed light on the secretive world of the global diamond trade, and at the same time highlighted the importance of the snappily-titled Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993 (the “Regulations”).

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