Individuals and Family

Advising individuals has always been at the heart of our business. We have a strong, dedicated team offering expert advice to our clients who tell us they find us both professional and approachable. This section covers insights that affects families and individuals including employment, pensions, family law and personal financial issues.

 

 

    • Individuals & Families Living with cohabitation laws This week, 25-29 November, marks Cohabitation Awareness Week, organised by Resolution. This organisation campaigns on policy issues relevant to family justice professionals. This year’s topic seems highly fitting in an area that remains unfamiliar to those to whom it applies, and difficult for practitioners to advise on.
    • Brexit The Impact of Brexit on Family Law – we’ll get by ( we hope) with a little help from our friends… It could be said that in family law matters, we have all become a little complacent when it comes to considering whether or not European Regulations apply to the member state we are dealing with. We have become dependent upon Brussells II when it comes to jurisdiction. This will all change if we leave the EU with no deal.
    • Individuals & Families Scotland takes a stance on domestic abuse Scotland is leading the way with the introduction of a ground-breaking piece of legislation, the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act. The Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act creates a specific offence for "abusive behaviour towards a partner or ex-partner" for the first time.
    • Individuals & Families 'I do' or 'No thank you' - the end of civil partnerships? It has been five years since the Marriage and Civil Partnerships (Scotland) Act 2014 was passed, so the question is - what, if anything, has changed?

Family Law

Our specialist family lawyers work collaboratively with our clients to help them find the best possible outcome, reach an early settlement and maintain relationships where possible.

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