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From time to time we will post news articles and announcements relating to the firm and to various legal issues that may be of interest to you.

Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 Update

Carers represent the cornerstone of Scotland’s health and social care system. It is estimated that more than 788,000 people are caring for a relative, friend or neighbour in Scotland, this includes around 44,000 people under the age of 18. Together, they are estimated to provide care worth approximately £10bn every year. Despite the fundamental services provided by carers, they have previously received little recognition or governmental support, often resulting in increased social isolation and greater financial struggles, particularly in circumstances where fulltime employment cannot be balanced alongside caring responsibilities.

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Named Person Scheme Update

With Mother’s Day fast approaching, it would seem an appropriate time to revisit the Named Person Scheme and reflect upon how this legislation may affect families in Scotland.

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Pre-Nuptial and Cohabitation Agreements

 

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Caring for your future

As we are all aware people today are expected to live far longer than our ancestors. The number of people in Scotland over 70 is expected to grow significantly over the next 20 years. This means that we are likely to have, or may already have, elderly relatives who may require assistance and support as they get older. In an ideal world, we would all live long and healthy lives and die at home however, as we are all too aware we do not live in an ideal world so what options are available?

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