The Scottish Government has been considering possible changes to Scottish Succession Law for a number of years and recently published an important update to their intentions.
According to recent figures from the Ministry of Justice Family Court, the number of parental orders in the UK – the transferring of legal rights from the surrogate mother to the intended parents – has almost trebled. The statistics highlight an increasing number of children being born through surrogacy, with 331 parental orders being granted last year compared with only 117 in 2011.
In today’s society, we are seeing a dramatic increase in individuals with digital assets. From social media, email, photo storage and music streaming these are only some of the many non-tangible assets that people are amassing. An increasingly common problem is how these assets are managed and dealt with following death.
Andrew Paterson, a Partner with Murray Beith Murray, writes in the Scotsman (6 August 2018)
New General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules that have been brought into effect in the EU may have unexpected implications in relation to Wills.