Death and Disputes The Scottish Law Commission’s recent Report on Cohabitation did not extend to claims following death. Tom Quail considers the limited guidance, statutory or judicial, under the present law, and calls for reform here also. In November 2022 the Scottish Law Commission issued its report (Scot Law Com no 261) proposing reform of […]
WJM Family Lawyer Welcomes New Legal Guidance on Cohabiting Couples A leading family law solicitor has welcomed new guidance for cohabiting couples in Scotland which will entitle partners to financial support in the event of separation. Tom Quail, head of the family law team at Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie, believes the recommendations made by the […]
Child Arrangements During Christmas Holidays After the last two years, time with loved ones has never felt so important. However, for separated parents, Christmas can be a time of worry and stress as arrangements need to be put in place as to where and how the children will spend the festive season. Here are some […]
The Law on Cohabitation – Proposals for Change Couples could receive financial support from their partners if relationships break down, a report aimed at reforming the law for cohabitants in Scotland has suggested. In the report published on 2nd November, the Scottish Law Commission reviewed the existing law for cohabitants and found it was “out […]
Warning Issued Over ‘DIY’ Sperm Donation Agreements Tom Quail, family law specialist at WJM, has issued a warning to those considering a ‘DIY’ sperm donor agreement instead of going through regulated clinics. As the unregulated sperm donation market continues to grow and more people opt for private arrangements, greater awareness of the legal implications is needed. He […]
Most Important Factor when Relocating is what is Best for Children With international travel back on the cards after two years of significant restrictions, it stands to reason that we’re going to experience an increase in the number of people relocating to new countries. Some who live in Scotland but are originally from elsewhere may […]
What changes will the Children (Scotland) Act 2020 make for children and young people?