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The Reality of Surrogacy in Scotland

The media is reporting the news that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are apparently having another baby via a surrogate,…

Posted on 5th February 2019

Scotland’s New Domestic Abuse Legislation

Domestic abuse can describe a multitude of behaviour, from physical violence to exercising total control over a…

Posted on 12th December 2018

The Future of Civil Partnerships in Scotland

Civil partnerships have featured heavily in the news recently as their future has been called into question by a…

Posted on 13th November 2018

What's your surname please?

Issued by Border Force, part of The Home Office, the promotional material, “Guide to faster travel through the UK…

Posted on 8th August 2018

Unhappy marriage is no grounds for Divorce

This week, the Supreme Court has refused to allow Mrs Owens to divorce her husband on the basis that she was unhappy…

Posted on 27th July 2018

Civil Partnerships – The Beginning of the End…….?

Civil partnerships were introduced in Scotland in 2004 at a time where same sex marriage was prohibited.  It…

Posted on 18th July 2018

Love Island: Cohabiting in The Villa.

Every night, millions of viewers tune in to Love Island to catch up on the drama that has unfolded in The Villa over the…

Posted on 27th June 2018

Father’s Day - What are your Rights?

This weekend, lots of people will be celebrating Father’s Day.  Fathers will be relaxing, spending time with their children and…

Posted on 15th June 2018

Til death do us part

This month will host one of the most anticipated weddings this year, the wedding of HRH Prince Harry to Meghan Markle.…

Posted on 17th May 2018

The Division of Matrimonial Bitcoins

As we enter 2018, most people by now will have heard of Bitcoin, although you would be forgiven for not being completely sure what…

Posted on 18th January 2018

How to prepare for a meeting with a family law solicitor

Meeting a Solicitor can be a daunting experience for many. Solicitor Jennifer Broatch provides some tips and considerations if you are…

Posted on 8th January 2018

A new child centred approach to safeguarding in sport

Family Law specialist welcomes new approach to Safeguarding in Sport with new 'Standards for Child Wellbeing and Protection in Sport'.…

Posted on 8th December 2017

What’s In A Name?

In Scotland, you can call yourself anything you like. A name has no legal significance. The use of a particular…

Posted on 4th December 2017

A Royal Prenup?

As a huge fan of both Prince Harry and the TV show, Suits, I was delighted when Kensington Palace announced the (long awaited) news…

Posted on 28th November 2017

Top Tips for Christmas Contact Arrangements

The Festive Period can be a difficult time for separated parents. Cheryl Wallace, Family Law Solicitor shares some tips on making…

Posted on 21st November 2017

Surrogacy: An alternative to the IVF Postcode Lottery?

News this week has highlighted that following a recent Freedom of Information Request, nearly 90% of NHS clinical commissioning groups (…

Posted on 30th October 2017

Re-registering the Hatches

A recent article in a regional English newspaper that has been doing the rounds on Facebook has caused some concern for parents who…

Posted on 11th September 2017

New 'revenge porn' law comes into force in Scotland

New laws have come in to force in Scotland intended to make it easier to bring criminal charges against those involved in “revenge porn…

Posted on 4th July 2017

The Named Person Scheme - Good Cop / Bad Cop

As one part of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014, the Named Person scheme has certainly courted some controversy.

Posted on 23rd June 2017

Who Would Volunteer These Days?

More specifically, who would be a volunteer at a children's club or an organisation like The Scouts?
It has been reported that…

Posted on 12th April 2017