Family Law

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Brodies LLP has been named one of the top family law firms for 2020 by eprivateclient. Eprivateclient surveyed more than 100 family law firms based on several criteria.

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Legislation to ensure that the rights of children are at the heart of any family law case, and that their views are heard, has passed its first hurdle at Holyrood. Measures in the Children (Scotland) Bill include regulation of child contact centres to ensure every one is a safe place for c

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Holyrood's Justice Committee is backing Scottish government plans to change the law on deciding parent-child contact in family breakdown cases, but is warning that it may make little practical difference to the lives of children unless it is properly resourced. The Children (Scotland) Bill was intro

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Family hearings at the Court of Appeal will be live-streamed under a joint initiative by the judiciary and UK government to boost transparency in the justice system. A statutory instrument laid in Parliament will pave the way for the project, following the success of a pilot to live-stream civil cas

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As part of the programme to mark 20 years since the creation of the Scottish Parliament, the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) has been publishing twenty “20 year” blog posts on SPICe Spotlight over the course of 2019. This blog, by Sarah Harvie-Clark, senior researcher (civ

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A new report produced for the Scottish Parliament's Justice Committee critically analyses the Children (Scotland) Bill 2019. The report, written by Dr Lesley-Anne Barnes Macfarlane of Edinburgh Napier University, outlines the extent to which the proposed legislation, which is currently at stage

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The Scottish government has published new legislation that aims to ensure children’s best interests are at the centre of every family law case and that children’s views are heard in court. The Children (Scotland) Bill includes regulation of child contact centres to ensure they are safe p

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The Scottish Law Commission (SLC) is keen to hear from family law practitioners about their experiences, and those of their clients, of claims under the cohabitation provisions in the Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006. The commission would be grateful if practitioners would take time to compl

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