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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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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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Half of Scotland's property market is made up of first-time buyers

During 2018, there were 34,519 first-time buyers in Scotland; a rise of 56 per cent from the 22,100 recorded ten years ago, according to recent research. Up from 37 per cent in 2008, first-time buyers now make up 50 per cent of all house purchases with a mortgage in Scotland, the Bank of Scotland data reveals.

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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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