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?
We discuss the Edinburgh Festival and the Scottish Family Law implications of some of the things which visitors may see this year.
One of the less well known provisions of the Courts Reform (Scotland) Bill is an increase in the level of aliment that can be claimed under the new Simple Procedure.