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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.
The recent Supreme Court decision in Harpur Trust v Brazel clarifies how holiday pay should be calculated for part year workers with irregular hours on permanent contracts. The Supreme Court recently decided a case on how holiday pay should be calcul
This month we waved a fond goodbye to Isabel Gallagher, the longest standing member of our Licensing Team, as she entered her retirement. Isabel joined the team in 1989 from North Ayrshire Council and has been an asset to the firm ever since. She wil
Garden predators are taking root in the courts, as householders take action to fight off plant invaders that can be highly destructive and undermine property values. Japanese Knotweed is a highly invasive, aggressive and fast-growing plant which can
When a property is being sold, the Title Deeds (the documents setting out legal ownership, boundaries, rights of access etc) will be examined by the purchaser’s solicitor. The purchaser’s solicitor will want to be satisfied that the seller can transf
The impact of COVID-19 and the subsequent lockdowns has resulted in an unprecedented shift by employers towards adapting a more flexible working policy. Whilst many companies have now enacted formal hybrid working policies and appear to be moving awa
Marriage is always topical in our team but especially so as of late – no, we’re not talking about J.Lo and Ben – our very own Gabrielle tied the knot on 15 July 2022 (see picture)! The revelation however that J.Lo made the change to become Mrs Jennif
Last week, after securing her restricted practising certificate, our current Litigation and Family trainee solicitor, Anna Fox, made her first two court appearances. Anna appeared (virtually) at Paisley and Greenock Sheriff Courts. Anna kindly took t
The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information of the Payer) Regulations 2017 introduced a requirement that trustees of trusts which have a tax liability (such as Inheritance Tax, Capital Gains Tax, Land and Buildings Tr
Just in time for plastic free July, Scotland has become the first part of the UK to ban many single-use plastics.  The legislation, The Environmental Protection (Single-use Plastic Products) (Scotland) Regulations 2021, came into force on 1 June
The Scottish Government have launched a consultation on permitted development rights in relation to planning law. Amongst other things they are seeking views on permitted development rights for pavement seating adjacent to hospitality premises. Pre-p
Pronouns are the way we refer to one another’s gender identity, for example he/she/they. Using a person’s chosen pronouns in the workplace is a basic courtesy and everyone deserves to have this respected in the workplace. Therefore, pronouns and gend
Miller Samuel Hill Brown are delighted to announce that we have been recognised in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom™ guide. The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom is a peer-review publication recognising the professional exc
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