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Family lawyer Lynsey helps examine the case for adult adoption in Scotland

Lynsey Brown, a solicitor in Harper Macleod's Family Law team, spoke at a recent event at the Scottish Parliament to discuss a current campaign to change adoption laws in Scotland to make adult adoption possible.

Hosted by Kezia Dugdale MSP, and attended by other MSPs as well as interested parties, the event heard from Nathan Sparling, who is spearheading the campaign, and a representative from Adoption UK on the case for amending the law to allow for adults to be adopted in Scotland, something which is currently not possible under existing laws.


Lynsey presented to the group on the legal position and took questions on the law as it stands and what challenges the campaign may face in their attempt to bring about the change it seeks. You can read an article Lynsey wrote earlier this year on this topic here

Lynsey also appeared on the Kaye Adams Programme on BBC Radio Scotland the following morning to again provide a legal perspective and detail on the current regulations and discuss the changes proposed by the campaign.

You can listen to the segment of the show dedicated to adult adoption here.

Mr Sparling's campaign has now lodged a Petition with the Scottish Parliament to lobby for the law to be changed to extend or abolish the current upper age limit of 18 which prevents adults from being adopted in Scotland. You can follow Nathan on twitter @nathansparkling