Scotland has become the first part of the UK to introduce a ban on parents smacking their children, bringing the country into line with many of our European counterparts. What will the effect of the new legislation be on Scottish families?
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This weekend sees the end of British Summertime where the country will carry out the annual "fall back". Whilst for many the clocks going back means a welcome, extra hour in bed, it also marks the official start of winter.
What will a new Children (Scotland) Act 2020 mean for families? Part four – Section 11 orders, Curators Ad Litem, Contempt of court, explaining decisions to children
New laws relating to children in Scotland are currently being considered by the Scottish Parliament. In a series of short blogs, our Family Law will consider some of the key provisions of the Bill and how those could impact on practitioners and the families that we represent. In this blog, we look at proposed changes to how child welfare reporters are appointed and how child contact centres might be regulated.
Many individuals choose to appoint a professional such as their solicitor, for example, as their executor. This is quite different to their executor choosing to instruct solicitors to act for them in the administration. Professional executors are appointed often in practice for a variety of reasons and can be appointed alongside family members or on their own.
The Court of Protection in England recently ruled on whether an attorney acting under a Lasting Power of Attorney could legitimately use a donor's funds for the benefit of someone else. The case in question relates directly to English law, but provides some useful guidance for attorneys acting within Scotland.