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How Germany’s Approach to Family Law Could Have Repercussions for Scotland

Recent statistics in Germany claim that up to 10% of children grow up believing the wrong man is their father.

Commission welcomes Supreme Court ruling on Deprivation of Liberty

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has welcomed a ruling in an English case by the Supreme Court, which found that severely disabled people cannot be deprived of their liberty...

Protection for vulnerable adults inadequate says Law Society

There is a 'depressing' lack of awareness about the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) according to the Law Society of England and Wales. In a submission to a House of Lords...

Discussion paper on adults with incapacity

The Scottish Law Commission has published a Discussion Paper on Adults with Incapacity for consultation. The background to the project is a decision of the European Court of Human Rights...

Proposed changes to application process for guardianship

The Office of the Public Guardian submitted a paper to the Scottish Government last year, setting out difficulties that currently exist with the application process for guardianship. According to the...