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Miller Samuel Hill Brown Solicitors Blog

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.

Taking the kids abroad? The travails of relocating with children

BLOG the travails of relocating with children

Foreign travel, what was once a luxury has now become the norm with more and more people spending time abroad through business or emigrating to build a new life. Choosing to emigrate with children can be a complicated process but it can be further complicated should the parents of the child have separated especially if one party feels they are being ‘pushed out’ of the family unit and that the move is done with the deliberate intention of reducing the amount of time they spend with the children.

Civil partnership or cohabit – which is better?

Not everyone wants to get married in a church or registry office. For many cohabiting couples, a civil partnership is far more attractive – it moves away from the idea of women being the ‘property’ of their husbands and is infinitely more acceptable to those who do not follow any particular faith.


The Scottish Government issued a Consultation Paper relating to the reform of Child Law in Scotland earlier this year.  The last date for submitting responses to the Consultation Paper is 7 August and individuals can make their views known if they wish to do so until that date.

What's in a Name?

The Concept of Deed Poll is one which is familiar to most people.  However, Deed Poll does not apply in Scotland.  In Scotland, you can call yourself anything you want without any formality.