homelessness

Local Authorities encouraged to follow Code of Guidance on Homelessness

In the recent Petition of Tapiwa Zungunde for Judicial Review 2018 CSOH 100, Lord Woolman held that Glasgow City Council’s (GCC) decision to refuse the Petitioner’s homelessness application was invalid,... Read More >
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Drummond Miller support Christmas Jumper Day 2018!

The staff of Drummond Miller were pleased to support Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day. As well as giving staff a chance to dust off their festive woolies, the firm... Read More >
clinical negligence

Common questions regarding clinical negligence proceedings

Q – I think I’ve received substandard medical treatment and I want to make a claim, but I don’t want to get any of the doctors/nurses into trouble. Will there... Read More >
Immigration IHS

Immigration Health Surcharge to Double in December 2018

The IHS (Immigration Health Surcharge) fee is a widely debated topic among both legal practitioners and clients. The rationale behind IHS is to allow access to the NHS and cover... Read More >
NHS

NHS Trust Held Responsible for the “Misleading Information” provided to a patient by A&E Receptionist

A recent decision of the Supreme Court has held that an English NHS Trust was responsible for the misleading information provided by an Accident & Emergency receptionist to a patient,... Read More >
The Voice of the Child in Family Disputes

The Voice of the Child in Family Disputes

In court actions relating to children, the welfare of the child is the court’s paramount consideration. The court is obliged (taking account of the child’s age and maturity, and if... Read More >
Separation in Scotland

Separation in Scotland

What happens when you separate from your spouse in Scotland and there are financial matters to be resolved? In this article, I will broadly explore and explain the process which... Read More >
End of life decisions

End-of-Life Decisions: Court applications required or not? Use of Advance Medical Directives?

The Supreme Court has recently ruled that it will now be easier for medical staff to withdraw food and liquid from patients who are in a permanent vegetative state (PVS),... Read More >
DM Bake Off

Drummond Miller Bake Off for MacMillan Cancer Support

The firm were once again delighted to fundraise for MacMillan Cancer Support by hosting the annual Coffee Morning and Bake Off in the Edinburgh office. Aprons were donned and scales... Read More >
Child Protection

The Threshold Test for a Permanence Order -The City of Edinburgh Council v GD [2018] CSIH 52

Part 2 of the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007 (“the Act”) concerns the making of “permanence orders” whereby parental rights and responsibilities are vested in a local authority and... Read More >
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