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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.
With the inflation rate at the highest level in forty years, and employers struggling to keep wages in line, the UK is currently facing the largest number of strikes since 1989. There is no positive legal right to strike within the UK, however, the law does provide a defence (statutory immunity) for those who take part in any lawful industrial action. As the discontent continues amongst workers in 2023, and further strikes are scheduled, employees and employers should be aware of the procedures which must be followed for a strike to be consider lawful.
After months of speculation in 2022 about the anticipated increase to the UK’s SPA from 66 to 67 by 2028, the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP)’s second review of the SPA is set to conclude this year. Laura Trott MP (Pension Minister) has recently written to the Chair of the Work and Pensions Committee to confirm that we should expect to receive the Government’s independent reports ‘no later’ than the Government’s own pension report.
Glasgow City Council have recently confirmed there are two significant changes to temporary Street Café permits, also known as Section 59 consents.
Endometriosis is a chronic, and sometimes debilitating, condition that has received more acknowledgment and appreciation over the past few years. What may surprise many readers is that endometriosis is estimated to affect approximately 1 in 10 women
This year’s International Women’s Day is all about embracing equity, and raising awareness about the difference between embracing equality versus embracing equity.
There has been some discussion within the Scottish Government about the introduction of a single Use Class for premises within cities and town centres. The hope is that it will rejuvenate and encourage people to spend more time and invest in town centres, particularly after the Coronavirus pandemic.
It is anticipated that the Scottish Government will be extending the current eviction ban in Scotland until at least 30 September 2023. The ban has been in place since 6 September 2022 and was due to end on 31 March 2023.
To kick off the firm’s first 2023 fundraiser for Maggie’s and the Glendrick Roost Animal Welfare Centre, our charity committee held a Bake Off last week.  The office star bakers created a whole host of delicious treats which helped raise just under £200 for the charities close to our hearts.
National Careers Week runs from 6th to 11th March this year making now a perfect time to reflect on life as a trainee solicitor. While I and my fellow trainees across the profession are only starting out in what we all hope to be long and successful
The Scottish Government is currently consulting on potential proposals to restrict the promotion and advertisement of alcohol. There has already been pushback from companies in the drinks sector on the detrimental effects this could have on the trade
Miller Samuel Hill Brown is delighted to announce the appointment of Jacqueline Alleyne as a Senior Associate in the Commercial Property department. Bringing 15 years’ experience to the role, Jacqueline will be advising clients on all aspec
Total Raised for 2022: At Miller Samuel Hill Brown, we have an employee-led charity committee, and each year we choose a charity to partner with. Last year staff voted for Maggie’s to help in the charity’s efforts to provide support for people living