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.
Murray Beith Murray Associate, Caroline Pringle, expands on her recent blog in The Scotsman today and considers if those with international interests can rely on their Powers of Attorney to be recognised abroad. Read the full article below:
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.
With many of us living longer, we are becoming more conscious of the need to safeguard our affairs by putting in place a Power of Attorney, appointing trusted individuals to make financial and/or welfare decisions on our behalf should there become a time when we have to rely on someone else to make those important decisions for us.
Andrew Paterson, a Partner with Murray Beith Murray, writes in the Scotsman (6 August 2018)