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Legal Aid for FLAGS Family Law Arbitration?

In the minutes following the passing into law of the Children (Scotland) Act 2020 it's curious to be saying that we can't be completely sure whether we are going to have... Read more

Children (Scotland) Bill- soon to be Act

The Children (Scotland) Bill goes before the full Parliament today for the final vote on the detailed amendments and on whether the Bill will become law. Read more

After the lock down – a view from Switzerland with Gabriela van Huisseling (English version)

As Stephanie said in her recent anglo/french blog post we are often consulted in family law cases that have a cross jurisdictional element. Read more

Nach Abschluss des "Lockdown" – eine Perspektive aus der Schweiz mit Gabriela van Huisseling (auf Deutsch)

Wie Stephanie kürzlich in ihrem Englisch/Französisch Blog erläutert hat, werden wir oft in Fällen mit länderübergreifender juristischer Zuständigkeit konsultiert. Read more

Civil Partnerships for All in Scotland

A "unique, special and personal moment" was how Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan described registration of their civil partnership at the turn of 2020. Read more

NEWSFLASH- Villiers v Villiers Supreme Court Decision

The long-awaited Supreme Court judgment in Villiers v Villiers [2020] UKSC 30 has been handed down this morning. Read more

Children (Scotland) Bill: Sections 12 and 21- Principles Underpinning Orders

The seventh post in our series on the Children (Scotland) Bill looks at sections 12 and 21, which deal with the extension of general principles that underpin the making of... Read more

Children (Scotland) Bill: Secs 8 & 13 Child Welfare Reporters & Curators

In this, our sixth post on the Children (Scotland) Bill, Susan Oswald looks at two sections of the Bill- those that relate to child welfare reporters and curators ad litem. Read more

Children (Scotland) Bill: Sec 20 Enforcement Powers for Orders From Outwith Scotland

What do you do if you have an English, or Northern Irish, court order and your child ends up in Scotland? Whilst many people know that there are three distinct legal... Read more

Children (Scotland) Bill: Sec 19 Births Registered Outside the UK

The Children (Scotland) Bill and proposals to change the law on the conferral of parental responsibilities and rights on parents when a birth is registered outside the UK. Read more

Legal Aid for Family Law Arbitration and the Children (Scotland) Bill UPDATED

Could we be about to see legal aid for arbitration in family law cases?  Margaret Mitchell, MSP for Central Scotland and Convener of the Justice Committee, has an amendment to the... Read more

Children (Scotland) Bill- an Overview

Yesterday in the first blog of our series on the Children (Scotland) Bill we gave you some background on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). Read more

The Children (Scotland) Bill and the UNCRC

There are big changes to child law in Scotland coming. Read more

Dispute Resolution in the time of Coronavirus

Rachael Kelsey joined colleagues from around the world to talk about dispute resolution in the time of Coronavirus, with a focus on Arbitration. Read more

Surrogacy: New Caselaw

The decision to enter into a surrogacy arrangement is one which none of the parties involved will take lightly. There is a myriad of ‘what ifs’ to be considered. Read more

Time to get involved

We now have a chance to contribute to making positive changes to the law. Read more

Remote Notarisation- getting divorce moving again

The Law Society of Scotland have published new Guidance today which will allow affidavits and simplified divorce applications to be notarised remotely. Read more

Lawyers as problem solvers

“It is said that Lincoln was a skilled lawyer and a formidable opponent in the court room. Read more

What's in a name?

I found myself asking this question last week following the birth announcement from Tesla’s Elon Musk and the unusual name he and his partner have chosen for their son: X... Read more