Marking National Fertility Week our colleagues in the BTO employment team summarise some of the key employment rights and guidance relating to fertility in the workplace.
Family Law in the News
Next up in our Fertility Week 2020 Series, we are joined by our colleagues in the BTO Personal team who look at a recent case which found its way into the Scottish Courts involving the use of people’s gametes after their death. They also highlight the importance of having a suitable and robust Will in place if you are going through fertility treatment.
National Fertility Week 2020: Beverley Addison, a specialist in Fertility Law in Scotland, looks at the impact of COVID-19 on the fertility sector in Scotland, and what the next few months might look like.
This week is National Fertility Week 2020. Run annually by Fertility Network UK, Fertility Week sheds a spotlight on the fertility sector and the struggles faced by those going through their fertility journey.
Last week the Scottish Parliament unanimously passed the Children (Scotland) Bill. The Bill will now become law, bringing with it some of the most significant changes to the family court system in almost 15 years. [Read more…] about Everything you need to know about the new Children (Scotland) Bill
The case of Mr and Mrs Villiers has reached a conclusion this week in the Supreme Court, with Mrs Villiers ultimately victorious as Mr Villiers failed to win his appeal. For the implications of this to be clear, it is helpful to look at all of the facts of the case in the first instance. [Read more…] about Villiers v Villiers – a clear decision issued, but for how long?
The Scottish Law Commission has launched a consultation seeking views on whether the law of cohabitation should be reformed.
The Government has this week launched a consultation seeking the public’s view on whether they should change the current law surrounding the storage of frozen eggs, sperm and embryos.
This month has seen the publication of Domestic abuse: a good practice guide for social landlords.
The aim of the new act is to provide recourse for victims of the more insidious elements of a domestic abuse relationship which can be just as harmful as or even more harmful than physical abuse.