Execution of Legal Documents during Covid-19 Pandemic

Published on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 | by Katie Albiston

One of the difficulties that has been encountered by solicitors and notary publics in the current circumstances has been the requirement for their personal presence when executing certain documents. The requirement for working from home where possible and social distancing has created challenges with respect to the signing of certain legal documents.  . . .

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The Children (Scotland) Bill

Published on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 | by Katie Albiston

On 28th May 2020, the Children (Scotland) Bill passed its Stage 1 debate in Holyrood. This follows on from the consultation process that was launched by the Scottish Government back in May 2018.

The Bill principally seeks to make amendments to the current legislation contained in the Children (Scotland) Act 1995. Part 1 of the 1995 Act governs parental responsibilities and rights relating to children and sets out the provisions with respect . . .

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