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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.
When faced with a barrage of claims from a former employee, many employers feel intimidated and nervous about defending their position all the way to a hearing before the Employment Tribunal. The feeling is often that the Employment Tribunal may take
New legislation recently passed by the Scottish Parliament will provide a wider range of funding options and better protection from court costs for people considering legal action, the Scottish Government has reported. 
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has called on the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to provide more protection for small business owners who use personal assets as collateral for commercial loans. It also suggests that the FCA is not doing enough to tackle issues that arose during the financial crash. 
View our April 2018 newsletter here.
The European Parliament’s Employment and Social Affairs Committee has given its backing to new EU rules to better protect workers from exposure to carcinogenic and mutagenic substances. 
Recent news headlines have surrounded the political consultancy firm, Cambridge Analytica, regarding its alleged influencing of the 2016 Presidential elections and the Brexit referendum through Facebook user data. It has also been suggested that brib
Whether you are taking on a commercial lease for the first time or are an experienced tenant, it is always worth considering a few essential points before embarking on a new lease. Often, when we are approached by clients who are looking to enter int
Global tyre manufacturer Michelin has been fined £5,000 by an employment tribunal for unfairly dismissing a mourning employee. It is the first time in Scotland an Employment Judge has exercised powers under Section 12A of the Employment Tribunals Act
On 6th April 2018, new legislation will take effect which changes the way in which settlement payments are taxed. If you are regularly involved in entering settlement agreements with employees, it will be important to be aware of these changes. Two k
View our March 2018 newsletter here.
A long-running dispute over plans to build houses on a site near Culloden battlefield took an unusual turn recently, when Highland Council claimed that approval for development designs had been given in error, reports the Scotsman. 
The Employment Tribunal say twenty-minute rest periods for workers should be given in one run, not as a series of mini-breaks  The mini break may have made the perfect date for Bridget Jones, but when it comes to employee rights, companies need