One of the difficulties that has been encountered by solicitors and notary publics in the current circumstances has been the requirement for their personal presence when executing certain documents. The requirement for working from home where possible and social distancing has created challenges with respect to the signing of certain legal documents. . . .Read more
On 28th May 2020, the Children (Scotland) Bill passed its Stage 1 debate in Holyrood. This follows on from the consultation process that was launched by the Scottish Government back in May 2018.
The Bill principally seeks to make amendments to the current legislation contained in the Children (Scotland) Act 1995. Part 1 of the 1995 Act governs parental responsibilities and rights relating to children and sets out the provisions with respect . . .
In an attempt to combat the growing crisis affecting the Scottish justice system exacerbated by the recent round of court closures, including the recent controversial closure of Stonehaven Sheriff Court, a group of experienced local family lawyers have come up with what they believe to be a solution. . . .Read more