25 Apr 2013
Reports for Permanence Orders Sheriff Murray recently issued a note following an undefended application by Aberdeen City Council for a permanence order.
He took the decision to fix an undefended proof on the application, in light of the insufficient evidence available at two continue
20 Feb 2013
Views of children Recent cases concerning the views of children or evidence concerning children, and a report on a study about taking children's views into account.
25 May 2012
Looking into the past A new decision considers the relevance of the ancestry of matrimonial property to a claim that special circumstances exist justifying unequal sharing.
21 Oct 2011
Fostering in Edinburgh In the run-up to National Adoption Week 2011 (31st October to 6th November), specialist Louise Laing, of multi-award winning law firm Morton Fraser LLP, discusses the role of fostering
14 Sep 2011
International Adoption Last week’s two-parter on the BBC on international adoption, featuring previous Apprentice candidate Saira Khan, went some way to dispel the myths regarding adopting abroad caused by high-profile celebrity adoptive parents.
24 Feb 2011
Fought all the way The B v G child contact case highlights the need for additional measures to ensure the expeditious disposal of cases that cannot be concluded without proof.
8 Dec 2010
‘Go’ orders (where suspicion rules) On 25 November 2010, the Home Secretary, Theresa May, announced a year-long pilot scheme which is to be trialled in three police areas in England next year. The proposed scheme will see suspected perpetrators of domestic abuse being removed from their hom
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