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‘Wholesale Review’ of Scottish Family Law May Be Needed

Holyrood’s Justice Committee recently published a review of the Family Law Scotland Act 2006 and concluded that a complete review of Scots family law may be necessary in the next session of Parliament.

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Recent Case Demonstrates the Importance of Guardianship Orders

A recent Court of Session case has demonstrated the importance of Guardianship Orders when someone becomes unable to take care of their own affairs.

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Succession (Scotland) Bill Passes Final Stage

Succession law touches the life of every person in Scotland as most people will inherit something over the course of their lives and most people will leave some money or possessions behind when they die. Succession law in Scotland has long been accused of being out of step with modern society and in dire need of reform.

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Cohabitation not divorce to blame for family breakdown, says think tank

Pro-marriage think tank, the Marriage Foundation, has published details of its response to the Department of Work and Pensions’ Family Stability Review.

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Clare's Law to become a national scheme

A scheme allowing police to disclose to individuals details of their partners’ abusive pasts will be extended to police forces across England and Wales from March 2014, Home Secretary Theresa May has announced.

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Domestic violence is not a ‘life choice’

Domestic violence charity Women’s Aid has challenged statements made by Michael Gove in a speech on reforms to social care, which the charity says imply that domestic violence is a ‘life choice’ that women should take responsibility for.

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Benefit cap trapping women in violent relationships

Domestic violence charity Women’s Aid is urging the Government to act in light of evidence released from the London borough of Haringey, revealing that women are staying in abusive relationships because of the benefit cap.

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