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Latest Family articles

  • Building Families Through Surrogacy – A New Law Consultation Paper

    Building Families Through Surrogacy – A New Law Consultation Paper

    The consultation period ends on 27 September 2019. It will take time for the responses to the consultation to be collated, considered, and for the new provisions to become law. Assuming however the Law Commission's recommendations are endorsed then the new legislative framework will make the process of family creation through surrogacy considerably more straightforward for clients.

  • Modern Families & Creating Families - Frozen Out

    Modern Families & Creating Families - Frozen Out

    As the process of egg freezing improves, and its popularity among professional women increases, attention is turning towards an apparently unjust restriction on storing the eggs, now under challenge. Here Amanda Masson, head of Family Law at Harper Macleod, and Marco Gaudoin, medical director at GCRM Fertility tell us more.

  • All alternative methods of creating a family need professional advice

    All alternative methods of creating a family need professional advice

    Family lawyers do not just deal with families who are separating, but also in assisting those who wish to create or expand their family. Assisted reproduction and alternative ways of creating family structures have been in the news a lot, prompting discussion within our team about how our role as advisors is evolving, too. Here Amanda Masson tells us everything we need to know.

  • Non-Harassment Orders in Scotland - what are they and how do you get one?

    Non-Harassment Orders in Scotland - what are they and how do you get one?

    Harassment in the context of family law most often relates to separating spouses or cohabiting couples who have separated. However in some circumstances harassing behaviour can arise from other third parties such as new partners or family members. It can also be a form of domestic abuse. Here Grant Hassan tell us everything there is to know about Non-Harassment Orders in Scotland.