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GET THE BALANCE RIGHT: WHAT DUTY OF CARE DOES A PUBLIC AUTHORITY OWE YOU? - BY CHLOE NEIL

WHAT IS DUTY OF CARE?

In any claim for personal injury, proving that a duty of care was owed is essential. This principle was established in the well-known case of Donoghue v Stevenson [1932] AC 562:

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NOTHING TO FEAR - WHY EVERYONE SHOULD CONSIDER HAVING A POWER OF ATTORNEY PREPARED - BY KATIE DEANS

Following my previous blog which touched on the importance of having a Will prepared (a legal document that deals with your affairs on your death),  I am now going to explain why having a Power of Attorney (a legal document that deals with your affairs while you are still alive) is just as essential.

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LEAVE IN SILENCE - SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS - BY SHONA CHRISTIE

What is a settlement agreement?

A settlement agreement is a legally binding agreement between an employer and an employee. Settlement agreements are used to resolve ongoing disputes or to terminate the working relationship between the two parties in a mutually agreed manner.

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INSIGHT - AN EXPLANATION OF COMMON CONVEYANCING TERMS - BY SORCHA HILL

Buying and selling property can be a stressful experience, especially for first-time buyers or those unfamiliar with the Scottish legal system. A large part of this may be due to confusing terminology, and a lack of understanding of the process.

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NEW LIFE – IS THE SCOTTISH PROPERTY MARKET IMPROVING? - BY AMY POLLOCK

It would be reasonable to argue that 2023 was not a good year to buy property; mortgage rates were typically ranging between 5% and 7% depending on the product - a significant increase on previous years where mortgage rates were averaging between 1 and 3%. There was also a growing concern that a crash in house prices was looming. A combination of these issues resulted in a highly unstable market, with buyers finding it increasingly more difficult to secure a mortgage.

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HERE IS THE HOUSE: PURCHASING A PROPERTY TOGETHER AND HOW TO TAKE TITLE - BY ABBEY FREER

Whether you are both first-time buyers or purchasing your first property together as a couple or with a friend or family member it is undoubtedly an exciting but daunting time.  You may get caught up in picking the furniture and counting down the days until you pick up the keys, however,  it is important to not just think about the exciting parts but to also think practically about the consequences of buying property jointly with another person.

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GROWING GLASGOW LAW FIRM TEAMS UP WITH FOUR CHARITIES TO MARK 150TH ANNIVERSARY

GROWING GLASGOW LAW FIRM TEAMS UP WITH FOUR CHARITIES TO MARK 150TH ANNIVERSARY

Leading independent law firm Dallas McMillan is to mark its 150th anniversary with a £150,000 charity fundraising campaign. The firm will celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2025 and is marking the milestone by attempting to raise £150,000 for its four chosen charities: Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS), The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice, Good Morning Service and The Simon Community.

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Policy Of Truth: Qualified One-Way Cost Shifting (QOCS) and the implications for Pursuers in Personal Injury Actions – An Analysis of Present Case Law

All personal injury actions raised after 30th June 2021 are subject to Qualified One-Way Cost Shifting or QOCS. What are the implications of this for a Pursuer’s case?

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A QUESTION OF TIME - WHY IS HAVING A WILL SO IMPORTANT? - BY KATIE DEANS

We understand that dying, death and bereavement can often be a difficult conversation to have. It may be hard to know where to begin with such a conversation and what should be discussed to prepare for death. Generally, the way in which our society deals with these uncomfortable conversations is to not have them at all. Having, and encouraging, these discussions allow us to plan for life and makes it more likely that you, and your loved ones, will cope better practically and emotionally when dealing with it.

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EVERYTHING COUNTS - EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNALS AND THE PROPOSAL TO REINTRODUCE FEES - BY SHONA CHRISTIE

The UK Government launched a consultation on a proposal to introduce fees for Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal claims on 29th January 2024. This consultation is currently ongoing and will run until 25th March 2024. This comes after the Coalition Government previously introduced fees between 2013 and 2017 which were ruled as unlawful by the Supreme Court. The intention on this occasion, as stated by Justice Minister Mike Freer MP is to, “Ensure users are paying towards the running costs of the tribunals and put its users on broadly the same footing as users of other courts and tribunals who already pay fees, thereby ensuring cross-jurisdictional consistency.”

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THE LANDSCAPE IS CHANGING – A SCOTTISH PERSPECTIVE ON OUTDOOR ACCESS RIGHTS AND WILD CAMPING - BY SORCHA HILL

In 2021, Alexander and Diana Darwall, Dartmoor’s sixth-largest landowners, brought a legal challenge against the Dartmoor National Park Authority over the right to wild camp on the moors. In 2023, the Dartmoor National Park Authority were successful in their appeal against the decision to ban wild camping on Dartmoor. However, in January 2024, the Darwalls further appealed to the Supreme Court.

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LET ME TAKE YOU ON A TRIP – POTHOLES AND COMPENSATION PAYMENTS - BY MARTIN CLEMENT

The condition of Scotland’s roads and pavements has been widely discussed in the media in recent times.  Early last year, the AA published a report referring to a ‘pandemic of potholes’, reflecting large increases in pothole related breakdowns.  Glasgow City Council reacted to this by doubling their budget for pothole repairs from £6 million to a huge £12 million in 2023.  While this might go some way to convincing the public that this problem is on its way to being fixed – although perhaps not the 13,000-strong ‘Potholes Make Glasgow’ Facebook group – even this huge increase will not eliminate potholes overnight.

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Non-surgical cosmetic procedures: the necessity for regulation of non-professionals in the medical aesthetics industry in Scotland - An article by Alanis Hunt

In an age where almost everything we do can be shared online; the prominence of social media, ‘selfies’, and the content creators behind it all have undoubtedly created a new Internet Age. At the turn of the last decade, a new type of celebrity was emerging: the ‘Influencer’. Average men and women were taking to YouTube, Instagram, and other platforms to share reviews and tutorials of beauty related products. This quickly flourished into a billion-dollar industry, with social media propelling normal people into stardom and notoriety. The appeal of these figures appeared to stem from their relatability, compared to traditional celebrities like actors or musicians. Nonetheless, the influence these online figures have had on society at a cultural level is undeniable. With the evolution of this type of media, the expected beauty standards have also changed.

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DALLAS MCMILLAN WIN EMPLOYMENT & PENSIONS TEAM OF THE YEAR AT LAW AWARDS OF SCOTLAND

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DALLAS MCMILLAN WIN GOLD AWARD IN 2023 BRITISH PROPERTY AWARDS

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 Dallas McMillan have won the Gold Awards for Glasgow in The British Property Awards 2023. 

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DALLAS MCMILLAN SOLICITORS RAISE £10,000 FROM CHARITY RACE NIGHT

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Dallas McMillan Solicitors held their annual Charity Race Night at Hughenden Rugby Club on Friday 8th September. The purpose of the event was to raise money for the firm’s two Charity partners SAMH and The Good Morning Service.

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Health and Safety Executive Reports Fatal Accidents at Work Up by 10%

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has released its annual report on work-related ill-health and injury statistics for the period ending 2022/23.

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Dallas McMillan Secure Landmark Equal Pay Victory for Fife Council Workers

On Friday 7th July, the Employment Tribunal issued its judgement in the case of Allan & Others v Fife Council in which the Tribunal found that the Fife Council Job Evaluation Scheme did not meet the requirements of the Equality Act 2010, rendering the scheme unreliable.

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Dallas McMillan Announced as New Sponsors of Giffnock Soccer Centre

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Dallas McMillan Solicitors are delighted to announce that they are the new sponsors of Giffnock Soccer Centre. The firm’s name will appear on the Giffnock Soccer Centre teams’ strips from the start of the 2023/2024 season. 

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Dallas McMillan Welcome New Partner

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Dallas McMillan are pleased to announce that Richard Andrew has been made a Partner of the firm as of 1st February. Richard heads the firm’s Residential Property team and has been with Dallas McMillan since June 2021.

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