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With effect from 23rd March at 5pm, our office will be closed. We wanted to reassure everyone that we will still be working from home, providing a full service by taking instructions in cases by telephone and email. We are now able to obtain the mandatory proof of ID without you leaving home, provided that you have access to a computer. For more information, please do not hesitate to get in touch with any of our team

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Blog and latest news from our solicitors based in Glasgow, Scotland. Call us to find out how we can help you.

MSPs vote in favour of smacking ban bill

The Scottish parliament has voted by an overwhelming majority (80 votes to 29) in support of banning the physical punishment of children.

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Humanist marriages are the least likely to end in divorce

Scottish couples married in humanist ceremonies have a higher chance of avoiding divorce than those who get married in a Church of Scotland, Roman Catholic or civil ceremony, according to recent figures.

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Scottish Government seeks to update The Children (Scotland) Act 1995

The Children (Scotland) Act 1995 is currently under review by the Scottish Government. The Government aims to update existing legislation, as well as ensure that the interests of children and their need to form and maintain relationships with key adults in their lives (i.e. parents, grandparents, step-parents and other family members) remain a central concern to any new measures introduced.

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Supreme Court Grants Unmarried Mother of Four Widowed Parents' Allowance

In a recent court case, mother of four Siobhan McLaughlin applied for widowed parent’s allowance to support herself and children following the death of her partner, John Adams, in 2014. Her application was initially rejected by the Northern Ireland Department for Communities on the basis that they were unmarried.

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Landmark divorce ruling recognises Sharia law

A British court has recognised Sharia law for the first time after a judge made a landmark divorce ruling which could change the way Islamic marriage and divorce works in the UK.

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19 March 2020
Estate Agency
In response to the current outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), a lot of people are asking whether it is still a good time to be buying and selling or whether they should wait until the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has passed.It would be ridiculous...
18 March 2020
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We wanted to reassure everyone that, notwithstanding the current situation, our office remains open for business. We will still be able to provide a full service by taking instructions in cases by telephone and email, and are now able to obtain the m...
13 March 2020
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Clearly the Coronavirus is going to be a problem for the next few months, and the Directors of Raeside Chisholm have decided to put in place the following measures:-1.       We would like to keep face to face contac...
19 July 2019
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The commercial property sector experienced a sharp fall in the value of sales during the first quarter of this year, according to a new report.Between January and March 2019, commercial sales in Scotland totalled £763 million; an increase of seven pe...
04 June 2019
Family Law
The Scottish parliament has voted by an overwhelming majority (80 votes to 29) in support of banning the physical punishment of children.The bill, which was lodged by the Scottish Green MSP John Finnie, removes the defence of ‘justifiable assault’ fr...
22 May 2019
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Residential properties in Scotland are taking an average of 12.57 weeks to sell compared to 16.11 weeks in England and Wales – representing a 28.16 per cent difference, recent figures reveal.The data, which was conducted by Property Solvers, discover...

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