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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.
You may have seen or heard murmurings about the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in recent months, but what is it, and why is it important? In an increasingly digital world, data processing affects almost every aspect of our lives. Data
The Scottish Government has introduced a bill to the Scottish Parliament to reform the law of negative prescription, by which certain legal rights disappear if not acted upon. 
Where an employer dismisses a particular employee, it is not unknown for employees not to be given the true reason for their employment terminating, whether to spare their feelings or to avoid a claim if the employer considers that the real reason ma
View our January 2018 newsletter here.
Following the numerous allegations of sexual misconduct raised against Harvey Weinstein and other leading figures, businesses need to make sure they have clear policies to inspire the right culture in their workplace. The initial revelations about th
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has launched a consultation over proposals for increasing the remit of the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) to give greater access for small businesses that are in dispute with a financial services firm. 
Improving the health and safety of workers in food manufacturing businesses is the aim of a new programme of unannounced inspections announced by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). 
Following on from our blog last week focussing on the employment law legislation to be aware of in the coming 12 months, we turn our attention to highlighting eight cases in the field of employment law which will be decided by the courts and tribunal
The Private Housing (Tenancies) Scotland Act 2016 came into force on 1st December 2017. From that date, no new assured or short assured tenancies can be entered into. Any new letting will become a Private Residential Tenancy ("PRT") governed by the n
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?”
One of the most pressing concerns for individuals going through a divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership is ‘who gets what’ when it comes to the division of matrimonial property. Matrimonial Property Throughout the marriage or civil partnershi
The start of a new year is a time for looking ahead and planning for what is to come in the next 12 months. To assist, this is the first of two blogs we will be posting this week considering what is going to be happening in the world of employment la