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Where there’s a will there’s a way to get the inheritance right

Last month, the Trusts and Succession (Scotland) Act 2024 came into effect, making changes to the law applicable to trusts and succession and in doing so, bringing some far-reaching implications for couples who are separated. The message is clear. You need to update your current will. If you don’t have one, arrange to get one […]

Fertile grounds for court deliberations

To be effective, the consent must be in writing and signed by the person giving it; it must be clear about what it is that being consented to; the person giving the consent must have been given a “suitable opportunity” to receive “proper counselling” about the implications of doing what they are consenting to and […]

Coronavirus: What impact can we expect the pandemic to have in contact disputes?

Parents who no longer live with the mother or father of their child may be wondering what impact the ongoing public health concerns arising from the COVID-19 outbreak will have upon the care arrangements that operate in relation to their child. For example, where a child lives primarily with one parent and has contact with […]