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Deportation deadline passes for Australian Brain family

August 2, 2016   /  Uncategorized   /   no comments

The deadline for an Australian family living in the Highlands to secure an extension to their stay in the UK has passed. Kathryn and Gregg Brain have been trying to comply with visa requirements so they and their son Lachlan, seven, can remain in Britain. The family moved to Scotland in 2011 on Mrs Brain’s…

Legal bid could delay Named Person Scheme, says Scottish government

July 13, 2016   /  Uncategorized   /   no comments

The introduction of the Named Person Scheme in Scotland could be delayed because of legal action. Deputy First Minister John Swinney wants to see the UK Supreme Court’s ruling on the legislation before giving the go ahead. The scheme, which will assign a named person to everyone under 18, was due to start from 31…

Australian father urges Michael Gove to let family stay in UK

July 8, 2016   /  Uncategorized   /   no comments

An Australian father fighting deportation has called on justice secretary Michael Gove to allow his family to stay in the UK. The call came as the prime ministerial hopeful sympathised with their case before the EU referendum. Gregg Brain, who moved from Australia to Dingwall in the Highlands with wife Kathryn and son Lachlan, now…

Unregulated online divorce providers service 10-13% of the market

July 5, 2016   /  Uncategorized   /   no comments

Legal Services Board research reveals extent of unregulated providers’ market shares The Legal Services Board (LSB) has published the findings of its unregulated providers research project which, it says, significantly advances understanding of unregulated provision of legal services. The LSB’s 2016 individual legal needs survey indicated that the size of the unregulated sector is smaller…

Brexit and national family law – David Hodson OBE Article

July 1, 2016   /  Uncategorized   /   no comments

David Hodson OBE sets out some preliminary reflections on the impact on domestic, national family law of the UK voting to leave the EU.  In my article, ‘Brexit and international family law’, I examined the impact of the decision by the UK to leave the EU on family law with specific reference to international families…

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