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Miller Samuel Hill Brown Solicitors Blog

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.
View our November 2018 newsletter here .
We are delighted to have been ranked again as Tier 1 in The Legal 500 (Licensing) and Band 1 in the 2018 Chambers Guide. For 29 years, The Legal 500 has been analysing the capabilities of law firms across the world, with a comprehensive res
Foreign travel, what was once a luxury has now become the norm with more and more people spending time abroad through business or emigrating to build a new life. Choosing to emigrate with children can be a complicated process but it can be further co
View our October 2018 newsletter here .
Can an employer be vicariously liable for a breach of data protection duties owed by the employer to its employees where an individual employee is responsible for the breach? Yes, according to a recent decision of the Court of Appeal. In a fairly top
The Supreme Court has ruled that it was not discriminatory for a Belfast bakery run by Christians to refuse to make a cake iced with a gay rights slogan, as the refusal was based on the message and not on any particular person. The Background In 2014
Since the introduction of the GDPR in May 2018, issues surrounding personal data and data breaches increasingly feature in the news. These high profile issues tend to relate to breaches involving contact details, passwords and financial information.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) announced their health and work strategy plan for 2018-2019 . Targeting injuries with high risk, as well as health concerns that affect the majority of workers in the UK, the plan foregrounds the need for employe
Throughout the course of the year, there have been number of court cases raised as a result of pubs and commercial businesses illegally showing Sky transmissions and Premier League Football games through decoder equipment. Sky, BT Sport and The Footb
Many people will be aware of blood and organ donation but less so about the possibility of donating their body to medical science on their death. Donating your body can be an invaluable gift to help educate the next generation of doctors and surgeons
A new employment right of bereavement leave for grieving  parents has been officially enshrined in law after being given the royal stamp of approval. The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill, introduced following campaigns by a number of gr
In recent months the run-up to the first round of personal licence renewals has whipped up an unprecedented storm in the licensing world: an application window that could prove to be too short, no safety net even for those who apply on time and a rea