Amanda Masson was delighted to participate recently in a two-day event to mark 20 years of family and child law in light of the 20th anniversary of the Scottish Parliament. It presented a chance to consider the body of laws in Scotland which regulate certain aspects of family relationships and the rights and obligations in respect of children.
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Earlier this year the Office of Tax Simplification recommended an overhaul of the Inheritance Tax ("IHT") regime, seeking to make it simpler, more intuitive and easier to operate. In anticipation of Javid's first Budget, which could take place by the end of this month, we will take a look at the current IHT regime and what you can do to protect your assets.
A Power of Attorney is a legal document that allows a person (the Adult) to appoint one or a number of people to look after their financial and welfare affairs in the event that they are no longer able to make decisions for themselves. Here we look at one of the more controversial powers that an Attorney will often have - the power to make gifts.
We are delighted to hear of the Progress Educational Trust's Petition to bring about a change in the regulatory framework around storage of frozen eggs.
A recent English court case considered some of the common issues which occur both north and south of the Border when challenging the validity of a Will. The case in question was ultimately unsuccessful, which reflects the difficulty involved in overturning an otherwise valid Will.