The latest Scottish legal news from Drummond Miller
Simplified Divorce Procedure in Scotland

Simplified Divorce Procedure in Scotland

There are 2 types of divorce procedure in Scotland, the ‘Ordinary’ procedure and the ‘Simplified’ procedure. In this blog I look at the latter; when it can be used and... Read More >
When choosing a school is not child's play

When choosing a school is not child's play

If parents cannot reach an agreement about the way forward, and agree which school to register the child at, the Court may require to become involved. Read More >
Civil Partnerships - Recent Changes (July 2021)

Civil Partnerships - Recent Changes (July 2021)

A change in the Law means that from 30 June 2021, mixed-sex couples can now enter into a civil partnership. Read More >
Lockdown Reflections - impact of Covid-19

Lockdown Reflections - the impacts of Covid-19

Linsey Ferguson, Partner, reflects on the impact the Covid-19 pandemic has had on aspects of her work and looks to the future. Read More >
Do grandparents have a “right” to see their grandchildren?

Do grandparents have a “right” to see their grandchildren?

Grandparents play a really important role in many children’s lives. So, do grandparents have a legal right to see their grandchildren? You might think the answer to that question is... Read More >
Child Law - Common Terms and their Meaning

Child Law - Common Terms and their Meaning

Here are some common terms referred to in legal matters relating to children of separated parents. Read More >
Their voices must be heard

“Their voices must be heard…”

Drummond Miller were recently instructed as Edinburgh solicitors in an important appeal case regarding the court’s duty when considering whether to explore children’s views before making an order under section... Read More >
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Direct Adoption Petition Process in Scotland

The legal procedure to adopt a child can be a daunting and emotional time for prospective adopters. We have briefly outlined the legal process of adopting a child placed with... Read More >
Covid Christmas

Contact arrangements at Christmas

Christmas is traditionally seen as a time for family to get together and celebrate. Christmas 2020 is, however, going to be different for many reasons. Added to the restrictions which... Read More >
Child Divorce

Will my child’s views be taken in court proceedings about contact?

As family law solicitors we are often asked by clients whether a child will have their views taken in to consideration when there is an ongoing court action about contact,... Read More >
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