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It has just been announced that we will be able to get expert health advice using Amazon Alexa devices under partnership with the NHS.  Will we ever get to the stage where Alexa, or other forms of AI, will be …Continue reading

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April is stress awareness month. Divorce is one of the most stressful times in peoples’ lives, and although there is no magic formula to take away the stress of divorce and separation, there are certain things people can do to …Continue reading

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The Scottish Government recently released their official statistics for domestic abuse reported by the police in Scotland in 2017/18. These statistics show some interesting facts: The levels of domestic abuse recorded by the police in Scotland have remained relatively stable …Continue reading

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The UK Government recently published it paper containing the plans for Family Law in the event of a no-deal Brexit. It contained no surprises, but we at least now have clarity on the implications of a no-deal Brexit for family …Continue reading

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In May this year the Scottish Government issued a consultation paper on the reform of Scottish Child Law. The consultation paper covers many aspects of Scottish Child Law and contains many proposals that people will have strong views on. The …Continue reading

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The Court of Appeal in England has, this week, upheld the enforcement of a Chinese arbitral award in England; but what relevance is that to family lawyers, with a focus on arbitration? If a dispute cannot be resolved by negotiation, …Continue reading

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The withdrawal date for the UK leaving the EU is just over a year away, and the impact of Brexit upon family law clients remains unclear. There are two main EU Regulations that can impact on UK based family law …Continue reading

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The rush to court; forum shopping Although Scotland and England have many laws in common, one of the areas where we are apart is the law regulating maintenance awards between spouses. In general, maintenance awards made by the English courts …Continue reading

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I will be attending the annual meeting of the International Academy of Family Lawyers in Reykjavik this week, where I will be meeting and learning from leading family lawyers throughout the world. Almost every area of family law can have …Continue reading

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At the start of this week section 2 of the Abusive Behaviour and Sexual Harm (Scotland) Act 2016 came into force. This section contains the provisions in the Act which are directed at the offence commonly referred to as “revenge …Continue reading

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