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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.
New measures to ensure that companies’ intellectual property rights are well protected have been presented by the European Commission. 
‘Tis The Season To Be Jolly, but for employers, it is important to stay aware of certain issues that can arise during the festive period. Here is our list of 12 top tips (one for each day of the festive season!!) to ensure everyone in the workplace h
This week, a decision of the Central Arbitration Committee (CAC) that Deliveroo riders are not workers became the latest development in the ongoing saga of ‘gig economy’ cases. The Deliveroo case is unusual in that it was not taken through the tradit
A new report has revealed that the UK’s late payment culture is putting job creation at risk.
An Employment Tribunal has recently dealt with another claim, which has been widely reported in the media , relating to the often problematical issue of a “clash of rights” between protected characteristics and the remedies available to an employee u
New figures from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have revealed that 263 injuries were reported for every 100,000 workers in Britain in 2016/17.
Police height requirements are a thing of the past here in the UK. When the first police forces were established in the UK in the 1800’s, most police recruits required to be at least 5 foot 10 inches in height. By September 1990, such a requirement w
A recent UK Supreme Court case has shed light on the high-stakes world of professional gambling, and the tactics that can be deployed to gain an edge over the casino – in this case, an edge worth £7.7 million for two days’ work. In Ivey v Genting Cas
As the winter weather approaches, we consider the outlook on the Scottish property market by asking whether Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) and the newly introduced Additional Dwelling Supplement (ADS) have combined to create the perfect st
Family dynamics are complex and, when it comes to wills , estates and beneficiaries, it can cause a bit of a headache when planning your estate. We have an interesting Q & A this month on a topic that has arisen on a few occasions which we hope m
A restaurant owner caught hosting a lock-in for an Old Firm match has recently had his alcohol licence revoked , sparking a conversation about legal responsibilities for personal licensing . The following scenarios have been posed to us on previous o
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 Go