The latest Scottish legal news from Drummond Miller
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 >
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“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 >
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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 >
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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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Divorce in Scotland

Whilst the Covid-19 pandemic has created a lot of uncertainty and thrown plans into disarray, I have seen many clients for whom it has given them a focus to deal... Read More >
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Getting separation advice…separately

Like me, you may have found a few hours escapism at the end of the damp, locked down, Scottish summer by admiring the amazing houses and views on the Netflix... Read More >
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Changing a child’s school placement following separation

Schools in Scotland reopened at the beginning of August following months of closure due to the Covid-19 lockdown. It has no doubt been difficult for many children to settle back... Read More >
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Update on Family Court Actions

As a result of the Covid-19 lockdown, and resulting social distancing measures, family business in Sheriff Courts around Scotland ground to a virtual halt in March of this year. Only... Read More >
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Family Law: Children of separated parents and the Covid-19 pandemic

You may remember the considerable press coverage at the start of lockdown regarding children of separated parents, and whether they could travel between households to see each parent. The initial... Read More >