New research by Aviva has highlighted that many families are risking their financial wellbeing by failing to take out sufficient financial protection....
The latest Quarterly Housing Statistics from Scotland’s Chief Statistician have revealed that 16,309 new build homes were completed in the 12 months to September 2016. This is an increase of 1% on the 16,152 homes completed in the previous year.
The Law Commission for England and Wales recently carried out a review of the law relating to deprivation of liberty to ensure that suitable protections are in place within the legislative framework.
While most adults acknowledge the importance of planning ahead to ensure their interests and those of their loved ones are protected should the worst happen, all too often this awareness fails to lead to action.
Scotland can boast of having the oldest national register of land and property ownership in the world. But the General Register of Sasines, which celebrates its 400th birthday this year, is now being phased out and replaced by the modern Land Register of Scotland....
The Supreme Court has ruled that a woman should be entitled to a survivor’s pension from her deceased cohabiting partner’s pension scheme.
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled that the failure of Polish courts to take all appropriate steps to facilitate contact between a father and his son was a breach of Article 8 (right to respect for private and family life) of the European Convention on Human Rights.
Scotland’s most expensive street is currently to be found in St Andrews, according to new research by Bank of Scotland. The Scores, which is in very close proximity to the town’s Old Course golf course, now has an average house price of £2,179,000.
A recent report by charities Relate and Relationships Scotland have given an interesting insight into the relationships between step-parents and their stepchildren, and how these relationships compare to that of biological parents.
The UK Government has recently announced its intention to opt in to the European Commission’s proposal which repeals and replaces Regulation 2201/2003, also known as the Brussels IIa Regulation, on cross-border family matters.
Recent reports in the media have suggested that there has been a rise in the number of inheritance disputes going to court in the UK. These types of challenges are not unique to this country, and reports of them appear in news stories across the world.
A UK Government policy aimed at promoting the use of mediation between separating couples in England has been labelled an ‘embarrassing failure’ by national family charity National Family Mediation (NFM).