Changes in behaviour can impact upon personal relationships. Special considerations can apply for spouses seeking divorce against a background of mental health issues, particularly if those issues have an impact on capacity.
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The Scottish Government recently launched a consultation on the Law of Succession. Among various other succession issues, the consultation seeks views on a potential change in the law to allow anyone charged and convicted of murder and other crimes to be removed from being executors for their victims' wills.
Do your employees have the right to work in the UK? An employer's role in preventing illegal working
Employers in the UK have a legal duty under the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 to check whether both current and prospective employees require permission to work in the UK. What does that mean in practice?
Family law team at Harper Macleod welcomes move to uphold highest standards in family mediation in Scotland
Family Mediation is a process which parties choose to enter in to, aimed at assisting people to improve communication between them with a view to addressing issues arising during or after separation or divorce. A new code of conduct sets out the standard people should expect from a family mediator.
Scots have been urged to consider making a Power of Attorney as a result of rising dementia rates. According to Alzheimer Scotland, an estimated 90,000 people have dementia in Scotland and this number has been steadily increasing year on year.