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Some of the things that we have been involved in recently: lectures, articles, reported cases and more...

Can my spouse claim on my business?

28th January 2020

Does my spouse have a claim on my business?  That was the topic addressed by Alison Edmondson speaking to private client advisers at today's Law Society of Scotland conference in Glasgow. Read more

How do I divide our matrimonial property if I gave up work to look after our family?

26th November 2019

Alison Edmondson was invited to speak at the White Paper Matrimonial Finance Conference in Edinburgh today. Read more

Guardians: who looks after children if a parent dies?

22nd November 2019

Alison Edmondson has written for the Bulletin of the Family Law Association on the appointment of guardians to look after children on the death of a parent. Get in touch if you would like a copy of the article or to discuss this further. Read more

We are rated 'Best for Family' in Scotland!

14th November 2019

The Times Best Law Firms 2020 has been released today, with SKO as the first of only three firms rated as ‘Best for Family’ in Scotland. Read more

International divorce: disclosure of information

7th November 2019

Rachael Kelsey was invited by the AAML (American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers) to speak at their Annual Meeting in Chicago today. Rachael was on a panel of lawyers from Mexico, Canada, Sweden and England & Wales and spoke on ‘Discovery beyond our borders: gathering information on international cases’. Read more

Hague conference on international parentage and surrogacy

1st November 2019

Rachael Kelsey represented the IAFL at the Hague Conference on Private International Law meeting of the Experts’ Group on Parentage / Surrogacy. From 29 October to 1 November 2019, the Experts’ Group on Parentage / Surrogacy met for the sixth time in The Hague. Read more

UK Supreme Court: international child abduction

31st October 2019

Rachael Kelsey writes in Scottish Legal News today on two important cases that SKO has been involved in- the first is a decision of the Supreme Court, handed down yesterday and the second a Petition to the Nobile Officium in the Court of Session. Read more

CLT family law conference: immigration, child psychology and cohabitation

28th October 2019

Alison Edmondson will be chairing the CLT Family Law at Scots Law 2019 conference in Edinburgh today. Read more

Brexit at the British Spanish Lawyers Association conference

5th October 2019

Rachael Kelsey was invited to speak at the BSLA (British Spanish Lawyers Association) Annual Conference in Madrid today. Read more

Can we have a mixed sex civil partnership?

1st October 2019

Rachael Kelsey has written for Lexis Nexis today on the Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill introduced into the Scottish Parliament yesterday. If it makes it into law, the Act will allow mixed sex couples to enter into a civil partnership. Read more

We are top-ranked for family law in Scotland!

26th September 2019

The 2019 Edition of the Legal 500 has been published, with SKO retaining its place in the top tier. The directory reports that 'This practice is head and shoulders above the rest in terms of family law in Scotland. Read more

Is surrogacy law being reformed?

25th September 2019

Alison Edmondson and Robert Gilmour and are both speaking at today's family law conference hosted by the Law Society of Scotland in Edinburgh. Read more

We are recruiting: traineeships 2021

20th September 2019

The application process for traineeships commencing in 2021 is now live. The closing date for applications is 4th October 2019. We have more information about the process, and some tips for things to think about when it comes to covering letters and cvs here.   Read more

Ambassador for family law arbitration in Scotland

4th September 2019

Rachael Kelsey is delighted to have been appointed to be an Ambassador for the Scottish Arbitration Centre. The 28 practitioners from around the world selected to be Ambassadors will promote Scottish Arbitration and raise awareness of the Scottish legal and justice system. Read more

Can law reform solve surrogacy's problems?

28th August 2019

Next month, Robert Gilmour will chair an event hosted by the Progress Educational Trust entitled “Can Law Reform Solve Surrogacy's Problems?” at the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Read more

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