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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 July 2019
Commercial
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
Estate Agency
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...
09 April 2019
Family Law
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.The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Services...
19 March 2019
Estate Agency
There has been a 56 per cent rise in first-time buyers (FTBs) in the last decade, from 22,100 in 2008 to a total of 34,519 last year, according to the latest Bank of Scotland First-Time Buyer Review.Those taking their first step onto the propert...
31 January 2019
Commercial
According to the latest figures from Knight Frank, recent investments into industrial property, office and retail space have now led Scotland’s commercial property sector to have one of its most active years yet, with £2.5 billion worth of ...

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