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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.
On 17 th May 2018, The Government Equalities Office (“GEO”) published its guidance on how employers can ensure dress codes are not discriminatory . In December 2015, Nicola Thorp, a receptionist working on assignment at PwC was sent home after she re
With the 2018 World Cup about to kick-off in Russia, football fans will have their eye on the ball, despite Scotland’s absence. But it’s not just the players who need to warm up, as UK business needs to tackle the tournament challenge head-on, with t
On 11th April 2018, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) held that failure to provide full pay to a man taking shared parental leave , where women are given enhanced maternity pay, did not amount to direct sex discrimination . However on 1st May 20
The European Commission has published its Third Mobility Package, which contains a set of measures aimed at allowing all drivers to benefit from safer traffic, less polluting vehicles and more advanced technological solutions. 
View our May 2018 newsletter here.  
After months of waiting we are finally here- the date that the EU’s GDPR rules finally come into effect. Whilst not quite the same as a 5 year old waiting for Christmas, GDPR has loomed large on the business community’s consciousness for months if not years. In the UK, we now have the Data Protection Act 2018, which implements the GDPR into domestic law.
The Concept of Deed Poll is one which is familiar to most people.  However, Deed Poll does not apply in Scotland.  In Scotland, you can call yourself anything you want without any formality. 
A recent case from the Court of Session has raised interesting issues about the role of good faith in contracts in Scotland. In Unicorn Tower Limited and Others v HSBC Bank Plc [2018] CSOH 30, a property developer sued a bank for an alleged breach of
Audrey Junner, Partner at Hill Brown Licensing a Division of Miller Samuel Hill Brown reflects on her own experience of Shared Parental Leave (SPL). It’s difficult to open a paper or turn on the TV these days without seeing the marketing campaign for
According to a poll commissioned by office-furniture supplier Kit Out My Office, more than two-thirds of UK office workers have admitted to stealing from their employers and colleagues at some time during their careers. With the cost of stolen items
Audrey Junner and Jack Cummins will be contributing to The Big Licensing Conference 2018 on Friday 1st June in Glasgow. For more details and to purchase tickets, please click here .
Audrey Junner, Partner at Hill Brown Licensing a Division of Miller Samuel Hill Brown reflects on her own experience of Shared Parental Leave (SPL). It’s difficult to open a paper or turn on the TV these days without seeing the marketing campaign for