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Dallas McMillan feature on Scottish Legal News, regarding service provided for the Polish community

Dallas McMillan are delighted to have written an article featuring on the Scottish Legal News site, discussing their services for the Polish community.

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Compensation for psychological injuries caused by accidents

Can innocent victims of disasters such as the recent Glasgow Bin Lorry and Clutha Helicopter tragedies claim compensation (from the negligent party causing the disaster) for psychological injuries caused by involvement in such tragedies?

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Personal Injury Claims

There are various types of loss for which an accident victim can claim compensation, including:-

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Constructive Dismissal

Dismissal from employment will normally be carried out by the employer. However, can an employee potentially treat the actions of an employer as amounting to a dismissal, resign and claim unfair dismissal?

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Deciding to sell your home

It is crucial that you seek legal advice as soon as you decide you sell your home. In addition to instructing a Solicitor, you will also have to instruct an Estate Agent to market your property. To ensure the sale proceeds as smoothly and as efficiently as possible, it is sensible to instruct a Solicitor whose firm also has an Estate Agency practice. There are several key advantages to you in doing so:

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What to do if you are involved in an accident

We have been asked to explain what members of the public should do if they are unfortunately injured in an accident. There are three common types of accident that result in people making claims for compensation – road traffic accidents, accidents at work and slipping or tripping accidents. In each case there are three things you can do to maximise your chances of successfully recovering compensation.

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Dallas McMillan feature in October issue of Gryffe Advertizer

Read Dallas McMillan's blog for Gryffe Advertizer below:

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The main differences between Power of Attorney and a Will

A Power of Attorney (“PoA”) is a formal document in which you give authority to someone such as a family member or close friend to make decisions for you (typically financial matters and ‘welfare’ matters such as medical treatment and long-term care during your lifetime), if you become incapable of looking after your own affairs.

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Charges for Parking on Private Property

There is a common belief that owners of private land cannot charge the public for parking on their property.

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Calculation of holiday pay due to workers taking annual leave

Flowers v East of England Ambulance Trust is a recent English Court of Appeal case, concerning voluntary overtime and holiday pay and how this affects ambulance crews.

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Calculation of Holiday Pay for Workers

There has been much litigation in recent years regarding what pay is properly payable by employers to their workers when on holiday.  The current position is:-

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Scottish housing market hits highest levels since 2008

Following a surge of sale transactions in the northeast and East Lothian, the Scottish housing market had collective sales of £3.4 billion during January-March 2019; the highest figure recorded since the credit crunch in 2008, according to Aberdein Considine’s Property Monitor report.

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Scotland's rental growth outperforms the rest of the UK

According to the latest data from the Landbay rental index, Scotland recorded the highest annual rental growth across the UK at 1.78 per cent of the yer to end April 2019, and the best monthly increase of 0.15 per cent to £750. This compares with the national average, which grew just 0.96 per cent in the year, and 0.07 per cent month on month to £1,218.

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Goldscheider v Royal Opera House – Implications for Hearing Loss Claims Within the Music Industry

In a recent landmark case, the Court of Appeal unanimously held that the Royal Opera House (ROH) Covent Garden failed to take reasonable steps to prevent injury to viola player, Christopher Goldscheider. 

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Dallas McMillan feature in The Herald

Dallas McMillan Senior Partner, Forbes Leslie, along with Partners Gordon Bell, Terence Doherty and David McElroy feature in The Herald to discuss the firm's future and growth. Read the article here.

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Exploring the decision of Gateway Assets Limited v CV Panels Limited (2018 SCLR 736, 2018 Hous LR 34) and the delivery of notices in commercial leases

In the case of Gateway Assets Limited v CV Panels Limited, a letter was sent by the tenant to exercise a break option. The lease commenced on 3rd December 2012 and under the terms of the lease, the tenant was entitled to terminate on the fifth anniversary, upon giving 6 months’ notice.

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DALLAS McMILLAN’S KILTWALK TEAM RAISES OVER £11,000 FOR CHARITY

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2019 sees Dallas McMillan fundraising for two charities, The Good Morning Service and The Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity.

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Residential Nil Rate Band (RNRB) - Qualifying Amount Rises

For those who follow the blogs of myself and my colleagues at Dallas McMillan, you will be aware that back in 2017 a new Inheritance Tax Nil Rate Band, called the Residential Nil Rate Band (RNRB), was introduced to offset against the Inheritance Tax (IHT) bill being incurred by a rising number of estates on death, fuelled to a significant extent by home ownership and increased house prices.

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Dallas McMillan RTA Assistance App Launch

dallas mcmillan road traffic accident claims scotland appDallas McMillan are delighted to announce the launch of their revolutionary new App – Dallas McMillan RTA Assistance. We have developed the App to provide immediate assistance for all road users involved in road traffic accidents. Whether you are a commercial driver, a private driver, a cyclist, a pedestrian or even a passenger involved in a road traffic accident, Dallas McMillan RTA Assistance will give you all the legal and administrative help you need in the event of a road traffic accident.

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Constructive Dismissal

What is Constructive Dismissal?

An employee is entitled to pursue a claim for constructive dismissal if they resign from their employment as a direct result of a fundamental breach of contract by their employer. Such a breach of contract can occur in two main ways.

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