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Free Personal Care - A Change in the Law

In Scotland, any individual who is assessed as requiring care and is over the age of 65 is entitled to the “free personal care allowance”. This financial allowance is there to assist people in paying for care where it relates to day to day…

Do you need a Power of Attorney?

As dementia rates continue to rise in our elderly population, adults in Scotland are urged to make a Power of Attorney and get their affairs in order. Alzheimer Scotland reports approximately 90,000 adults in Scotland have dementia, and this…

April rains for employers with raft of new legislation

April has ushered in many significant dates for new and amended employment legislation and Alan Matthew, an employment law specialist at local firm Miller Hendry is warning businesses they will need to be on their toes to ensure they continue…

Commercial Leases

The introduction of the new Scottish Private Residential Tenancy (SPRT) has focussed recent attention on Scotland’s residential tenancy market. Leases for offices, retail space, pubs and restaurants, hairdressers and other commercial units…

Protect your brand and your trade mark, say legal experts, as companies face changes in law

Brand owners have new ways to fight counterfeiting and trade mark misuse thanks to changes in the law, according to legal experts Miller Hendry. A new EU Directive focused on harmonising the law across member states offers brand owners new…

Boundary Disputes – how to stop a hedge or boundary wall becoming a battle line.

How well do you know your neighbours? It seems that in the modern world we’re not as friendly with the ‘folks next door’ as previous generations were. We jealously guard our domain, carefully marking out our borders and ensuring that nobody…

How to stay safe shopping online this Christmas: Top tips from leading Tayside solicitors Miller Hendry

It’s less than eight weeks to Christmas and Tayside shoppers are already buying presents online to get ahead of the annual rush. However November and December are the busiest months for fraudsters too and the internet is just full of seasonal…

Stamp duty surcharge triggers slump in tax receipts from luxury home sales south of the border

Former Chancellor George Osborne's introduction of a 3 per cent Stamp Duty (Land and Buildings Transaction Tax in Scotland) surcharge on second properties from April 2016 caused a dramatic fall in HMRC’s revenues from the tax, according to…