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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 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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Dallas McMillan Solicitors are delighted to announce their two charity partners for 2023.

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Dallas McMillan Solicitors are delighted to announce the appointment of Rosslyn Milligan as a Senior Associate in the firm’s Private Client Department.  Rosslyn is joined at the firm by three new Trainee Solicitors, Kirsty Adams, Erin Doherty and Liam McKay, all of whom commenced their Traineeships with the firm on Monday 17th August.

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Annual holidays: employer’s rights v worker’s rights

Under the Working Time Regulations 1998 reg 15(1) a worker has the right to elect when he/she wants holidays by giving employer notice (unless the employment contract says otherwise, the notice given must be twice as long before the planned leave, as the length of planned annual leave itself).

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How do the COVID-19 measures affect my estate planning?

Estate planning allows you to get ahead of your future and ensure all the appropriate documentation that divides your estate is in line with your wishes. Having a well-thought out plan will not only protect you should you lose mental capacity, but it will also support your family and causes close to your heart on your death.

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The function of a Power of Attorney in the coronavirus pandemic

Making decisions is part of everyday life; from where we go when we step out the front door to who comes to visit us in our homes. You rarely consider a time where these choices will be made for you, and yet, the measures implemented as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis have left us all incapable of planning our next move.

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The importance of sorting your Will in the times of coronavirus

According to the Law Society, the number of people looking to write new Wills in the UK has risen by at least 30 per cent following the outbreak of coronavirus. Nevertheless, the process of creating and amending Wills relies heavily on face-to-face interaction, which makes the government measures to stay at home and self-isolate more challenging.

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Who can witness my Will with social distancing measures in place?

We as a nation have entered into uncharted territory as a result of the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. With our daily office trips and weekend activities stripped from our usual routine, we have been put in a state of unease about what we can and cannot do. 

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: what does it mean for employers?

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has significantly impacted businesses in the UK, with whole industries - such as hospitality and travel - almost grounding to a halt, leaving many employers facing tough decisions when it comes to staff retention.

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How can I avoid making redundancies in the coronavirus crisis?

A recent People Management and CIPD survey revealed that a quarter of UK employers expect to make permanent redundancies in response to the coronavirus crisis. At the same time, more than half are predicted to furlough staff members.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the implications for employment law

With the UK in lockdown, there’s no denying the impact this will have on businesses in the coming weeks and months. From sick pay to homeworking, for employees and employers, knowing your rights and obligations during this time is crucial.

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What are my rights to sick pay during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic?

With the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK, you might find yourself having to take time off work. During this time, it is important to know your rights to sick pay if you cannot work due to COVID-19.

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Recent Personal Injury Settlements

This month has been a particularly busy one for Dallas McMillan and has seen us recover hundreds and thousands of pounds in compensation for clients throughout Scotland. 

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Covid-19 and the Importance of Planning for the Future

The ongoing pandemic has served as a reminder of the importance of planning for the future and having your affairs in order. The lockdown has also unfortunately highlighted the practical benefits of parents or older relatives having a Power of Attorney. We will explore below some of the many reasons why you should consider setting up both a Will and Power of Attorney.

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