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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.

No Longer ‘Cohabiting’: Claiming Against a Former Cohabiting Partner

No Longer ‘Cohabiting’: Claiming Against a Former Cohabiting Partner

With marriage rates in the UK falling steadily in recent years, there has in turn been a significant increase in the number of couples ‘cohabiting’. A couple are deemed to be ‘cohabiting’ for the purpose of the Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006 if they are living together as if they were husband and wife or if two persons of the same sex are living together as if they were civil partners.

National Careers Week: Traineeship ‘Seat’ Rotation and a Day in the Life of a Trainee at MSHB

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National Careers Week runs from 6th to 11th March this year making now a perfect time to reflect on life as a trainee solicitor. While I and my fellow trainees across the profession are only starting out in what we all hope to be long and successful careers, there is an underlying sense that these two years are an indispensable opportunity to learn as much as possible before being released into the big bad world as qualified solicitor.

Separation and Divorce in Scotland

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Although it has become increasingly popular to label January as “Divorce Month”, at MSHB we understand the idea of separating can be daunting whenever it might take place. We offer a compassionate and efficient service which helps clients through this process. Below we have detailed the process of divorce in Scotland and the alternative dispute resolution options for resolving conflict out of court.

For Women Scotland unsuccessful in their second action against the Scottish Government

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Following the raising of a second judicial review action by For Women Scotland in relation to the Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Act 2018, the Outer House of the Court of Session issued judgement on 13th December 2022 holding that a transgender woman in possession of a Gender Recognition Certificate (GRC) can be defined as a “woman” for the purposes of the 2018 Act.