Criminalising Child Abduction in Scotland

Somewhat curiously the provisions of the Child Abduction Act 1984 which statute concerns the removal of a child/ren from the UK in certain circumstances differ considerably between the Law of...

Stody Estate Limited v Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Cross Compliance Breaches – Who is Liable?

A recent English Queen’s Bench Division case (Stody Estate Limited -v- Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) provides some useful clarification on the issue of who is...

Shopping Around For Support

The courts of England and Wales have acquired a certain reputation over the years as being the place to be for a spouse looking for ongoing maintenance from a wealthy...

Further Clarification on the Right to Roam

By Fergus Colquhoun, Trainee Solicitor Anstalt v Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority 2018 The Court of Session has recently issued an important opinion on the interpretation of...

A review of the conduct of agents – 83% satisfaction (or 17% dis-satisfaction, depending on how you look at it...)

The Tenant Farming Commissioner, Dr Bob McIntosh, lodged his report with the Scottish Ministers in April 2018 on “A Review of the Conduct of Agents of Agricultural Landlords and Tenants”....

Final Guidance on Engaging Communities in Decisions relating to Land issued by Scottish Government

On 18th April 2018, the Scottish Government published the final version of the “Guidance on Engaging Communities in Decisions relating to Land” which they were obliged to prepare in terms...

Relocation, Relocation, Relocation

It is easy to understand why a fresh start in a new country may be appealing following the turmoil of a relationship breakdown. A sunnier climate where your relationship history...