You may think, as most people do, that court cases are wrapped up quickly and the matters at hand are solved in no time. A principle of Scottish civil procedure is that a case should be litigated continuously until it is resolved. Although we wished that's how the justice system functions, that is often not the case.
I have been overseeing the Client Services Team since the beginning of 2022. I have worked for the Firm since 2015. I did some work experience over the summer of that year. I was then offered a Legal Assistant role before becoming a Trainee Solicitor. I have since progressed to Associate Solicitor.
Throughout our careers, we have seen, read about and helped people and couples adopt children, but have rarely heard a story about a sibling group adoption. Although rare, there have been instances where siblings are placed together, where the adoptive family keep brothers and sisters together and adopts them both, or a whole group to help maintain their sibling relationship.
However, it can be heartbreaking for separated parents and their children. Here are some things that can help
The definition of a "family" is forever evolving. Society has long moved on from the idea that a family involves a married couple and their biological children. However, although a 21st century family can take various shapes, parental rights and responsibilities only lie with those legally entitled to them.
Despite the introduction of our new Prime Minister and the announcement of support for skyrocketing energy prices, many people will surely still be worried about rising interest rates, inflation, fuel and food prices, and how these issues will be handled in the months ahead.
We asked Shannon about her role as Senior Solicitor and Team Leader at Clarity Solicitors.
National Adoption Week 2022 begins on Monday, October 17, 2022, with the goal of educating and informing people about the process of modern adoption today, with a rounded, honest, and inclusive portrayal of the journey - showcasing the highs and lows and championing all the voices involved in the process that are often less heard. Adopted children, adopted adults, adoptive parents, birth parents, and the adoption and social care workforce all contribute to placing children in loving permanent homes.
It is typical for a tenant to attempt to reduce their dilapidations liability under a commercial lease by making reference to the state of the property at the beginning of a lease. When this happens, a tenant may often claim that their only obligations under the terms of their lease are to maintain the property in the manner described in a "schedule of condition."
This article examines the methods of enforcement creditors in Scotland have at their disposal to collect amounts owed by a debtor. Here we will discuss the details regarding Scotland's Earnings Arrestment system and how this is approached slightly differently than in England.
Evidence for a court action takes a variety of forms. It can be physical evidence (something tangible and tactile), documentary evidence (a written statement or material such as discs, tapes, videos, and photographs), or oral evidence (the testimony of a witness). The gathering of evidence as part of your argument is critical. You must be able to prove the facts on which your case is based if you wish to win. Evidence is presented at various phases of the judicial proceeding. When the claim or defences are filed, some evidence will be produced. There will also be deadlines for submitting evidence prior to the start of a trial.
Complete Clarity Solicitors are overjoyed to welcome Chloe Herd and Jenna Anderson as Trainee Solicitors. Chloe and Jenna began working with the Firm in January 2022 as Legal Assistants. They have been incredibly successful in this role and are already working with our team of Solicitors on a variety of complex cases.