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Serco to pause eviction of asylum seekers

Housing provider, Serco, has declared it will pause its plans to change the locks on the houses of 330 refugees who were refused asylum and are currently living in Glasgow.

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Call for Increased Focus on Preventing “Unacceptable” Workplace Deaths

An increase in the number of people killed in workplace accidents serves as a “stark reminder” of the need to focus on worker protection, said the President of the chartered occupational health and safety body.

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Dallas McMillan’s Personal Injury team sets new record for compensation recovered for clients

July 2018 saw Dallas McMillan’s Personal Injury team set a new record for compensation recovered for clients. In that month alone, the team recovered compensation totalling in excess of £1.3m for clients throughout Scotland.

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Don't sell your claim short - contact our expert team

When making a claim for compensation it is important to remember that you only have one chance to recover compensation for any injuries you sustained as a result of an accident, be it a road traffic accident, an accident at work or a slipping and tripping accident. You have three years from the date of your accident to recover compensation and if your case settles you are not entitled to go back and seek more compensation at a later date. You must therefore make sure that you appoint the right Solicitors to deal with your case, to ensure that your claim settles for its maximum possible value.

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RoS Launches New Register for Community Body Applications

Registers of Scotland (RoS) has launched a new register that will record all applications of community bodies to buy land or property that is abandoned, neglected or causing harm to the environmental wellbeing of the community, where the owner is not willing to sell that land. 

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Value of the Scottish Housing Market

The total value of the residential sales market in Scotland from 2007-08 to 2017-18 was £161.3 billion, according to the latest Property Market Report from Registers of Scotland. 

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Planning Ahead to Help Your Loved Ones

Dying Matters Week took place from 14th – 20th May this year, and to mark the occasion Royal London published new research that highlights the top five tasks people should carry out now to help their loved ones after they pass away. 

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Extension to Scotland’s Help to Buy Scheme

A scheme that helps people purchase a new-build home in Scotland without the need for a large deposit is to be extended beyond 2019. 

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Research Reveals Substantial Inheritance Expectations

New research by Canada Life has found that as many as one in 25 people in the UK have inheritance expectations amounting to at least £1 million. For one in 50 people, these expectations exceed £5 million. 

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New Appointments

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This week we are delighted to announce three new appointments to our growing team at Dallas McMillan. 

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What are my rights if bad weather affects how I get to work?

Hundreds of schools are closed and travel has been disrupted after wintry conditions have brought heavy snow and ice across the UK.

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Rise in First-Time Buyer Numbers

There was a sharp rise in the number of first-time buyers entering the market in 2017, despite having to put down a deposit that is more than double what was required ten years ago. 

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Cancer Support Scotland Commend Dallas McMillan’s Fundraising Efforts

Gordon Bell Coln Graham Cancer Support Scotland DALLAS McMILLAN Solicitors

‘Donations from the public and businesses like Dallas McMillan are our lifeblood.’

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New Oversight Body to Improve Product Safety

The UK Government has announced the launch of a new national oversight body tasked with identifying consumer risks and managing responses to large-scale product recalls and repairs. 

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Workers Continue to be Exposed to Deadly Asbestos Fibres

Two companies have appeared in court recently on health and safety charges after allowing their employees to be exposed to asbestos fibres

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House Price Trends in 2018 Expected to be Similar to 2017

The latest House Price Index from Halifax has revealed that prices in the final quarter of 2017 (October – December) were 2.7% higher than in the same three months of the previous year. 

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Research Reveals Unrealistic House Buying Expectations

New research by Halifax has given an interesting insight into how knowledgeable the next generation of first time buyers are about the house buying process and how realistic they are about getting on the property ladder. 

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Workers Exposed to Silica Dust

A building contractor has pleaded guilty to health and safety breaches after failing to plan, manage and monitor work under its control, leading to gross exposure of its workers to Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS). 

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Value of Privately Owned Housing Stock Reaches New High

New research by Halifax has revealed that the total value of privately owned UK housing stock has surpassed £6 trillion for the first time.  

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Additional help for first time buyers

Following Phillip Hammond’s recent announcement in the budget of a tax break for first-time buyers which could see savings of up to £5,000 for buyers in England it would appear that the Scottish system is being considered ahead of the new budget proposals to be announced in the coming weeks.

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