Entries by Audrey Hart

How does Separation & Divorce Work in Scotland?

It is important for anyone considering taking final steps to end their marriage to be aware of how separation and divorce is regulated in Scotland. When a married couple separates, the first exercise conducted by your solicitor is to identify what constitutes matrimonial property. Broadly speaking this is property acquired during the period of marriage […]

A Traineeship Experience During Lockdown

In March 2021, I started my two-year legal traineeship at Miller Hendry to become a solicitor.  With some restrictions still in place when I started and most staff working from home, the traineeship has been a bit different to how I initially pictured it when I was first offered the position.  However, Miller Hendry quickly […]

A Successful and Supportive Traineeship

When I commenced my Traineeship with Miller Hendry, I was quite unsure as to how it would work in light of COVID-19. After nearly a year, however, I can say that it has been much better than I could have ever predicted. The Firm’s support system has been of a very high calibre, especially the […]

Why Make a Will?

Throughout our lives, we remember our departed loved ones. When we do, we might start to consider our own futures. We may wish for an heirloom or our home to go to a dear friend. We may want to appoint a guardian to our children, or just make things easier for our relatives when the […]

Tacit Relocation

Leases of commercial property are now largely driven by institutional landlords favouring a full repairing and insuring (FRI) lease which originates from south of the border. A commercial lease, even in its shortest form, generally runs on for many pages covering topics including payment of costs other than rent, such as rates and buildings insurance; […]

The Children Scotland Act 2020 – The Overdue Update to Court Proceedings

The Children (Scotland) Act 2020 (‘the 2020 Act’) is a welcome update and goes some way to bring the law governing decisions about children into the 21st century.  The changes apply to the primary legislation, which is The Children (Scotland) Act 1995 (‘the 1995 Act’).  The Scottish Government have now listened to children, families and […]

Will Aid 2021 at Miller Hendry

Traditionally, November is the month during which our minds turn to our departed loved ones. We might start to consider our own future. We may want an heirloom to go to a dear friend, or for our home to go to someone specific. If we have children, we may want to appoint someone whom we […]