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The law never stands still, and the way it applies to you and your organisation is constantly evolving. Our people are on top of these developments and can keep you up to date with some of the most interesting aspects of these changes. Check out our articles and updates for our perspective on issues that might affect you.

Latest articles from Amanda Masson

  • Family creation during a Pandemic in Scotland

    Family creation during a Pandemic in Scotland

    In this discussion with Dr Marco Gaudoin, Medical Director of GCRM Fertility, I explore what some of the most striking effects of the pandemic have been from a medical perspective. We also touch upon what can be done to help people manage their process from a wellbeing perspective.

  • Family Dynamics during a Pandemic

    Family Dynamics during a Pandemic

    The dynamics that play in relationships can be responsible for the breakdown of a relationship but also impact upon how the process of separation and divorce unfolds. Our Head of Family Law, Amanda Masson, explores these topics in conversation with Myra Eadie, family therapist.

  • Coronavirus: is an online marriage legal in Scotland?

    Coronavirus: is an online marriage legal in Scotland?

    The news that the state of New York is taking steps to make it possible to apply for a marriage licence accessible online, and to validate remote civil ceremonies will come as welcome news to couples intending to marry. Finding a workaround of social distancing measures may be seen by many as a solution to a difficult issue, but what is the legal status of an online marriage?

  • Relocation of children & Covid 19 – a positive message about future planning

    Relocation of children & Covid 19 – a positive message about future planning

    The current crisis is causing many people to reevaluate their plans for the future, which may include relocation. Where family units are not together, parents who seek to relocate with children require to demonstrate that the proposed move is in the best interests of their child. The positive message for parents considering the future of their family unit is that the current crisis does not necessarily mean that future planning need be on hold.