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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.
The Water Resources (Scotland) Act 2013 (which brought into force sections 20A to 20D of the Water Services etc. (Scotland) Act 2005) requires all commercial property owners to inform their licensed water or sewerage supplier of any change in occupan
We all know that it can be upsetting when a member of your family dies but if that person dies without leaving a Will and was also running the family business then this can have disastrous consequences for the business. In those circumstances and without forward planning, family wealth could easily be eroded. Good planning goes far beyond the presence of a simple Will and requires careful consideration and monitoring.
The Ministry of Justice registered just over 850,000 personal injury claims for 2017/18 . According to statistics , 63.75% (541,875) of these claims related to whiplash in connection with a  road traffic accident . Although the rate of road acci
 As Serena Williams continues her comeback from  maternity leave  at the U.S. Open, the debate about her treatment as a new mother returning to work rages on. Last week, the French Open announced that the much-celebrated cat-suit worn
Govan Law Centre (GLC) has begun legal proceedings at Scotland’s Supreme Court on behalf of two of the 330 asylum seekers threatened by Serco with DIY eviction from their accommodation in Glasgow. GLC will seek to prevent private landlords Serco Grou
View our August 2018 newsletter here.  
A former senior procurator fiscal depute who is suing the Lord Advocate on allegations that “ work-related stress ” and work overload induced her to quit her job, has been allowed proof in action and granted a full hearing of her claim - seeking £1.3
The Swedish labour court has awarded a Muslim woman compensation after she was discriminated against in a job interview for refusing to shake hands on religious grounds. Farah Alhajeh, 24, was interviewing for a job as an interpreter at a language se
The summer of 2018 is already being compared with the long, hot scorcher of 1976. Records have been broken across the UK, and while we seem to be enjoying a brief respite – with rumours of a return of the heatwave and a 3 month long Indian Summer – w
Unless you’re going to be popping down to your holiday home every weekend, you could earn a sizeable income letting it out for holidaymakers to enjoy. If you’re looking for any further financial incentive, consider that a small, 2-bedroom cottage in
Not everyone wants to get married in a church or registry office. For many cohabiting couples, a civil partnership is far more attractive – it moves away from the idea of women being the ‘property’ of their husbands and is infinitely more acceptable
Trans campaigners are hoping for a simpler path to legal recognition of gender change following the government’s announcement that it is reviewing the process.  Elsewhere, the High Court in England has set an important precedent on the righ