Alison Edmondson


Family Law Update  



University of Edinburgh, South Bridge, Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9YL, UK

0131 215 1858

Gillian Black

This new seminar will provide a comprehensive coverage of key developments in family law from January 2016 - May 2017, including new legislation, and Scottish and UKSC cases.  Topics will include:

  • developments in the law of financial provision on divorce 
  • parenting and children’s rights - including significant section 11 cases
  • developments in the law of adult relationships and cohabitation
  • the implementation (or otherwise) of the named person scheme
  • comment on any other relevant legislative developments, and
  • the potential impact of Brexit on family law

Presented by two experts in this area of law.

Gillian Black is a Senior Lecturer in Family Law at The University of Edinburgh, and a qualified solicitor. Her research interests include establishing the parent-child relationship, the evolution of marriage, and privacy in family law. She has also published on contract, data protection, and publicity rights.

Alison Edmondson is a Director of SKO Family Law Specialists and is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a Specialist in Family Law and as a Family Mediator.  Her practice focuses on financial issues arising from separation and also includes family cases with novel issues such as inheritance issues, guardianship issues, complex child contact and residence, international child cases, taxation issues and the international protection of vulnerable adults.   

Learning Outcomes and Objectives
The learning outcomes and objectives are that by the end of the seminar delegates will have (i) a sound knowledge and understanding of all major developments in Scots family law which occurred between January 2016 and April 2017; (ii) an appreciation of how these developments could or should influence their practice; and (iii) an indispensable set of source materials for easy reference following the seminar. 

This series is now finished. 

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