On Monday 25 September 2023, the statutory instrument making amendments to the Ordinary Cause Rules 1993 comes into force. This changes the procedure for defended family actions in a wholesale manner, replacing the existing procedure with rules heavily focused on case management.
Described as “a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women”, International Women’s Day is a fantastic opportunity for women across the world to pause and reflect on how far we have come, and how far we still have to go, in achieving gender equality.
It is fair to say that we are living through a time of uncertainty. The pound has fallen against the dollar following the resignation of Prime Minister Liz Truss. Alongside a cost of living crisis and the sharp rise of inflation, the economic landscape of the UK is rather bleak.
When a married couple (or those in a civil partnership) separate one of the first things that a family lawyer will try to ascertain is the “relevant date”. So, what is the relevant date and why is it so important?
Quantifying shareholding value can be challenging at the best of times but hypothesising a company’s value in a retrospective market can be even more taxing.
Lottery winners occasionally appear in the news headlines with a photograph of the lucky winner usually posing with an oversized cheque, but it is not often lottery winnings are considered in the context of family law in Scotland. The recent case of J v J  CSOH 67 came before Lady Wise in the Outer House of the Court of Session with one of the main issues being whether the assets and funds derived from lottery winnings were matrimonial property.