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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.
Partner Lorna Bennie will attend the 4th European Collaborative Conference ‘Creating Consensus’. The conference takes place today and tomorrow (1st & 2nd June 2012)  at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. As well as family law pra
Northern Ireland Environment Minister, Alex Attwood, has proposed radical changes in driver training and new driver safety. The new measures which reflect best practice around the world, are a fundamental shift towards safer driving among young peopl
Employment relations body Acas has welcomed the publication of the Enterprise Bill, and the resulting role expansion given to the organisation. Ed Sweeney, Acas Chair said:"We welcome Government plans that all potential employment tribunal claims wil
A Bradford textile firm has been sentenced for safety failures after a worker was left with a long-term hand injury after only a month in the job. The 30 year-old employee joined the company as a wool sorter, a job that did not involve any working wi
Children’s Minister Tim Loughton is calling for employers to do more to support employees who are foster carers, as new figures show that the care system is facing major challenges. Mr Loughton is asking more big employers to give foster carers the s
The Department of Health has recently published the report of the review into the PiP breast implant scandal , which looked at whether the UK regulator – the MHRA – and the Department of Health acted appropriately both before and after information ab
Seed Enterprise Investment Schemes: Hoping for Fiery Dragons and Angels' Wings The new Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) was introduced in the Autumn budget 2011. The new scheme is part of the Government's plan to promote business growth among
The immediate jobs outlook has turned positive for the first time in more than a year, driven largely by a decrease in redundancy intentions. This is the main finding of the latest Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development's quarterly Labour M
Two construction firms have been sentenced after a crane collapsed onto a city centre apartment block in Liverpool, resulting in the crane driver being paralysed from the waist down. The 79-metre-high tower crane was being used as part of a multi-mil
As reports suggest the Government is poised to extend the right to request flexible working to all employees, new research from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) reveals that only a tiny minority (4%) of employers have had d
The Court of Justice of the European Union has recently given its judgment in a case involving entitlement to payment for holidays that have not been taken due to sickness. The Working Time Directive imposes an obligation on Member States to take the
Workers’ Memorial Day took place on Saturday 28th April, to mark the many thousands of lives lost due to workplace accidents or ill health. The internationally recognised annual event gives people across the world the chance to remember those who wer