Five tips to reduce the cost of divorce

The damning report by the Legal Ombudsman for England and Wales about the cost and quality of legal services for people going through a divorce is food for thought for...

Wild Land Debate to be held in the Scottish Parliament

Recent calls by conservation charities such as John Muir Trust to save wild land and endangered species have resulted in a debate being held in the Scottish Parliament and which...

Further Options for Alcohol Licensing

A Consultation Paper entitled Further Options for Alcohol Licensing was issued by The Scottish Government in December 2012. It invites views on proposals to (i) strengthen the powers of Licensing...

End of the road for Permitted Development Rights for Hill Tracks?

The Scottish Government's decision at the end of last year not to change Permitted Development Rights for agricultural, forestry and upland private hill tracks came as a relief for landowners...

Renewed fears of invasion of 'ASBO Bambi'

Whilst a heated debate continues over the pros and cons of native red deer culls in the Angus glens and in Sutherland, concerns continue about a possible invasion from northern...

The collaborative approach: Divorce doesn't have to be a duel

A rash of stories in the weekend press about brutal high profile divorce actions and the devastating impact on the families concerned suggests that any divorce process must involve mud-slinging...

Happy Valentine's day; How Prenups can help romance blossom

For newly engaged couples intoxicated by the romance of Valentine's Day, one of the least likely topics to discuss over a candlelit dinner might be the prospect of entering into...

For Good and not for Keeps - How much should we spend?

A report issued yesterday examines one of the most testing questions faced by charity trustees. 'How much can we safely spend on our charitable activities year on year while preserving...

Huhne case highlights the danger of not keeping marital secrets

The fate of former Cabinet Minister Chris Huhne is a salutary lesson for spouses about the danger of marital secrets being later exposed by a husband or wife seeking retribution....

David Beckham donates his salary to charity

David Beckham has announced that he intends to donate his entire salary from a five month contract with Paris St Germain to a local Parisian children's charity. Reporting in the...