Family Law

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The laws around surrogacy are outdated and should be improved to better support the child, surrogates and intended parents, the Law Commission of England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission have announced today. Surrogacy is where a woman bears a child on behalf of someone else or a couple, wh

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There has been a 125 per cent increase in the use of post-nuptial agreements in the past year at one law firm. Alison McKee, partner and head of family law at Lindsays, told The Scotsman that the firm has seen a large increse in requests for post-nuptial agreements in the past year.

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Advocate and family law expert Kirsty Malcolm will deliver a Glasgow seminar on cohabitation next month, hosted by Jones Whyte Law. The seminar, "Increase in Cohabitation and the difficulties arising in these specialist cases", is aimed at lawyers who have dealings with cohabitation issues, includin

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Court forms used to seek the views of children in family and civil partnership actions are to be replaced with revamped child-friendly versions. The Family Law Committee of the Scottish Civil Justice Council has carried out work on an instrument that will replace the current court form.

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Plans to bolster the law in relation to keeping siblings together when they are placed in local authority care, where it is in their interests to do so, have been announced. The changes will impose a duty on local authorities to take steps to promote personal relations and contact between brothers a

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Nadine Martin, an associate in the family law team at Harper Macleod, has joined a select band of solicitors who have achieved a full set of family law related specialist accreditations from the Law Society of Scotland. Ms Martin has recently been accredited as a specialist in child law, which cover

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In what is considered to be a first, a sheriff has ordered indirect contact between a birth mother and her daughter to take place via a Facebook group. Advocate Nicola Gilchrist, instructed by Laura McLean from the Inverness Civil Legal Assistance Office, acted for the birth mother.

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With the festive period over, the first working Monday in January traditionally sees one of the busiest days of the year for family lawyers with the number of people separating increasing following the Christmas and New Year holidays. Statistics on divorce regularly reveal a significant rise in the

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