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All posts by: Garry Sturrock

All posts by Garry Sturrock:

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on society and on the lives of individuals is far reaching.  We are now coming to terms with the “stay at home” policy which constrains our ability to move freely to the general limited …Continue reading

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The financial aspects of separation are heavily predicated on a single date of separation. However, separation or divorce is not a single event in a child’s world. Rather, it is a series of events leading to the breakdown of their …Continue reading

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Adoption is the legal relationship created by an order of court between (an) adoptive parent(s) and a child which replaces the legal relationship with the child’s natural parents. It confers upon the adoptive parent(s) rights and responsibilities to allow them …Continue reading

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Following the decision of the Supreme Court case of R (on the application of Steinfeld and Keidan) (Appellants) v Secretary of State for International Development (in substitution for the Home Secretary and Education Secretary) (Respondent) in which the court made …Continue reading

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This week, the Scottish Government announced that they would introduce a Bill to the Scottish Parliament which, if enacted, will create new protective orders to keep a suspected perpetrator of domestic abuse away from the household of someone who is …Continue reading

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This week, the Scottish Government revealed the much awaited Children (Scotland) Bill following their extensive consultation, which began over a year ago. Many practitioners will agree that an overhaul of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 was long over-due. Whether the …Continue reading

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After the Father’s Day celebrations of the weekend, it seems the perfect time to reflect on whether a father has parental rights and responsibilities in respect of a child and, if not, how these can be gained. Unlike a child’s …Continue reading

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In contemporary Scottish society, with increasing rates of separations and divorces, the “blended family” with step-parents is increasingly common. Many individuals choose to cohabit or marry others who have a child or children from a previous relationship or marriage who …Continue reading

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We are presently in the middle of Kinship Care Week in Scotland. The purpose of this campaign is to raise awareness of “forgotten families” and the work that kinship carers do for children that they look after. Kinship care involves …Continue reading

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The number of couples cohabiting in the United Kingdom has seen a marked increase in the last decade. In Scotland, the legal framework concerning rights of cohabitants on the ending of a relationship is dealt with in Sections 26 to …Continue reading

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