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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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LBTT & ADS Update

The Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (Tax rates and Bands etc.) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2018 came into force on 25th January 2019 and has implemented a number of changes to the current system.

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We are delighted to announce that we are sponsoring Giffnock Soccer Centre’s Football Festival. The Football Festival takes place over the weekends of 8th and 9th June and 15th and 16th June at Norwood Playing Fields in Glasgow.

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Increased Access To Justice: The Civil Litigation (Expenses and Group Proceedings)(Scotland) Act 2018 and what it means for you

On 1st May 2018 the Scottish Parliament passed the Civil Litigation (Expenses and Group Proceedings)(Scotland) Act 2018, receiving Royal Assent on 5th June 2018. This Act is the result of a review into the funding of civil litigation in Scotland by Sheriff Principal Taylor in 2013.  His review concluded that more needed to be done to increase access to justice for the average person.

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Only 3% of homeowners think their house value will increase post-Brexit

A recent survey of more than 1,000 individuals revealed that half of Scottish homeowners expect the value of their house to fall after Brexit, while only three per cent believed their house value would rise.

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Dallas McMillan Announce Charity Partners for 2019

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Dallas McMillan are delighted to announce that their two charity partners for 2019 are the Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity and the Good Morning Service.

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The Court of Appeal has today issued its decision in the case of Asda Stores Ltd –v- Brierley.

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More than 100 luxury homes to be built in Finnieston

Developer Drum Property Group has announced plans for the new G3 Square development on Minerva Street, Finnieston, which will feature a selection of apartments and penthouses set within a landscaped outdoor space.

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Brexit and the Housing Market

The most recent Royal Institute Chartered Surveyors Residential Market Survey has suggested that Brexit is playing a role in “subdued market activity”.

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Scotland comes out on top with highest average price growth in 2018

Property portal Zoopla announced that Scotland was the fastest-rising region in the UK property market, with property prices up by 6.43% since January 2018 and an average value of £195,739. Wales came second with a price jump of 3.9% to £192,362, and West Midlands followed where prices increased by 2.91% to an average property price of £220,746.

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Average property price in Scotland rises by 4.1%

The average price of a property in Scotland reached £153,309 in August 2018, which is an increase of 4.1 per cent compared to August 2017, and an increase of 0.3 per cent compared to July 2018.

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£15.4 million project benefits properties throughout Southside of Glasgow

The Southside of Glasgow is set to benefit from a massive £15.4 million regeneration project created by Southside Housing Association.

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Dallas McMillan’s Litigation Team Nominated for Litigation Team of the Year

Dallas McMillan’s Litigation team has been announced as one of the finalists for the award of Litigation Team Of The Year at the Law Awards Of Scotland 2018.

The award ceremony takes place at the Hilton on Glasgow on 29 November and everyone at the firm has their fingers crossed for team.

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Fears over safety of Glasgow flats

Concerns have been raised over the safety of twelve blocks of flats in Glasgow which were built using an outdated construction method. 

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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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