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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.
Just today, economists at Citi, the American bank, have forecast that the rate of UK inflation will peak at 18.6% in January 2023. This has serious ramifications for business and individuals alike. With wages simply unable to keep pace with the soari
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
Majid v Gaffney [2019] UT 59 In October 2019 the housing division of the Upper Tribunal for Scotland in the case of Majid v Gaffney ruled that the eviction ground being relied upon by a landlord when serving a Notice to Leave had to apply at the time
The new tax year began on 6th April 2022, and while you may not have made any ‘new year, new you’ promises, perhaps it could be time to sort out your business finances. It can be easy to let things slip - a late invoice, a missed payment and even an
The Coronavirus pandemic has had a wide ranging impact in ways that could not have been predicted when the first cases of the virus emerged at the end of 2019. One such change has been the law in relation to commercial evictions for non-payment of re
Young people have an important role to play in shaping the future of the internet, including the spaces where they spend time and the etiquette for interacting with others online. Safer Internet Day will be celebrated globally on February 8th 2022, a
With the snow season kicking off in the UK, Europe, and beyond, many people will be flocking to ski resorts and snow activity sites once again. However, as with all sports, there comes a risk of injury. If you have been injured as a result of a skiin
The Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020 extended the moratorium on diligence from six weeks to six months and temporarily removed the prohibition on a debtor applying for more than one moratorium in a 12 months period.  The rationale behind the prov
Shopping events are designed to whip us all into a frenzy. Many of us succumb to the temptation to purchase goods at a discounted price, but what are your rights if they turn out not to be quite what we hoped for? Retailers will typically offer a ret
With COP26 having now begun in Glasgow, we at Miller Samuel Hill Brown have been considering the impact of our business operations on the environment, along with many other business and individuals across the United Kingdom and the world. While as a
It has been quite a wait since it was recommended by Sheriff Principal Taylor in his 2013  Review of Expenses and Funding of Civil Litigation in Scotland – but cost shifting has finally arrived. For actions raised after 30 June 2021, new rules h
As the UK’s vaccination programme continues and the threat posed by Covid-19 subsides, the Scottish Government has begun rolling back the emergency legislation previously enacted to deal with the pandemic. Most notably, almost all remaining legal res
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