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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.
Following the raising of a second judicial review action by For Women Scotland in relation to the Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Act 2018, the Outer House of the Court of Session issued judgement on 13th December 2022 holding that
As a member of the International Lawyers Network, which gives our clients access to legal advice across the globe,  Miller Samuel Hill Brown is pleased to share with you the third release of its publication, "Bankruptcy, Inso
Pumpkins, trick or treating, getting dressed up - there is plenty to celebrate when it comes to Halloween. However, even though you might be in disguise, it is no excuse for failing to observe the law. In this article, we take a look at some of the d
Since the First Minister’s announcement on 06 September 2022 about a rent freeze for public and private properties and a ban on evictions until the end of March 2023, I have been contacted by clients on a daily basis seeking clarity on what they can/
The Coronavirus (Scotland) (No 2) Act 2020 temporarily increased the minimum debt level which a debtor must owe a creditor before a creditor was able to commence a petition for sequestration (bankruptcy) from £3,000 to £10,000. This temporary increas
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
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