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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.
A property dispute has developed in a remote Scottish village over ownership of the local bowling green and clubhouse, reports the BBC.
The new 12 sided pound coin will enter circulation on 28 March and all restaurant, bar and shop staff are being asked to get ready for the release. This will also apply to vending machines, car park ticket machines, self-service checkouts and many mo
The UK Government has published guidance to help large businesses report on how quickly they pay their suppliers.
As many people will know, there is a statutory regime in place that regulates how a person’s personal data is collected, used and stored. The central piece of legislation is the Data Protection Act 1998 (“DPA”).  A person’s personal data include
The latest figures from Scotland’s Accountant in Bankruptcy (AiB) show a slight fall in the number of Scottish businesses becoming insolvent or entering receivership in the third quarter of 2016-17.
As is fairly well known, the standard rate of interest that a Pursuer seeks in respect of a claim for money is 8% per annum. This rate is set by legislation: rule 7.7 of the Rules of the Court of Session, and the Sheriff Courts (Scotland) Act 1892 fo
Commercial disputes are costing small firms in England and Wales as much as £11.6 billion every year, according to new research from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). 
Today marks the day that Miller Samuel Hill Brown LLP made legal history by representing clients at the very first hearing of the newly formed First Tier Tribunal for Scotland (Housing and Property Chamber).Deborah Carmichael, a partner in our litiga
Scotland now has a new set of rules, forms and standard orders for claims of up to £5,000 that are aimed at making it easier for individuals and businesses to resolve disputes in the sheriff court. The new process, termed the simple procedure, has be
The European Commission has proposed a new set of European rules on business insolvency that it says will increase the opportunities for companies in financial difficulties to restructure early on so as to prevent bankruptcy and avoid job losses.
Sheriff Welsh QC has issued an interesting judgment in Smith, Dion-Jones and Herskowit v Uchegbu [2016] SC EDIN 64. Not only is the judgment useful as it recaps the now well-worn tests in quantifying an award against a landlord/landlady in breach, bu
The latest Business in Britain report from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking has revealed that SMEs in Britain are owed more than £586billion in outstanding invoices.