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All posts by: Garry Sturrock

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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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In a landmark vote in the Scottish Parliament in February 2018, the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill (which promised to offer a tougher approach to the prosecution of domestic abuse in Scotland) was passed. The Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018 received …Continue reading

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Scottish Adoption Week is taking place this year from Monday 19 to Saturday 24 November 2018. Adoption UK and Adoption & Fostering Alliance Scotland have been chosen by the Scottish Government to coordinate a series of events. Adoption has evolved in Scotland …Continue reading

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It is estimated that more than 75,000 people living in Scotland are Muslim. Many within the Muslim community in Scotland chose to marry by way of a religious ceremony of “Nikah” under Sharia law. However, a Nikah does not, in …Continue reading

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