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Space Solutions completes makeover for CMS Cameron McKenna

Legal staff in Edinburgh are benefitting from an innovative new office environment designed for one of the city’s top law and tax firms.

CMS Cameron McKenna is pleased with its bespoke office space, which has been created in its Castle Street premises by Edinburgh-based workspace designers Space Solutions.

The revamped office has been designed to take advantage of the building’s location in the heart of the Capital. Design experts from Space Solutions have created new reception, conference and meeting suites that will allow staff and visitors to enjoy stunning views of Edinburgh Castle.

The full story can be read on the Holyrood Partnership PR in Scotland website.

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Gibson Kerr highlights "claim ignorance" among co-habiting couples

Thousands of couples living together in Scotland are unaware of the rights they have to claim against their partner in the event of a relationship break-up.

According to Edinburgh legal firm Gibson Kerr, many co-habiting couples across the country remain ignorant of the fact that they are entitled to claim against their partner if they split up – as they believe that only married couples are able to make such a claim.

The firm highlights that the law was altered in 2006 when The Family Law (Scotland) Act came into force, which made a number of significant changes in the law relating to divorce, separation and family life in general.

Among these is the ability for co-habitees to make a claim against their partner within a year of splitting up if they feel that they have been financially disadvantaged as a result of their relationship.

You can read the full story at the Holyrood Partnership website.

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Legal firm Gibson Kerr promotes Power of Attorney

Scottish families are being urged to act now to protect elderly parents and relatives in the face of concerns about a rising numbers of dementia cases and other life-limiting conditions associated with old age.

Edinburgh-based family law firm Gibson Kerr is recommending families to secure control over aging relatives’ affairs now to make sure they can help them if they become ill in their final years.

With Scotland’s rising elderly population, planning for older life – and planning for elderly dependents – has never been more important. The number of over 65s is expected to rise by 21% on 2006 levels by 2016. By 2031 it will have risen by 62% and in 2031 the 85-plus age group will have risen by 144%.

To read the full article, visit the Holyrood Partnership website.

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Edinburgh legal firm unveils divorce hotline

An Edinburgh legal firm is to open a special “divorce hotline” to deal with the traditional increase in marital disputes over the holiday season.

Gibson Kerr aims to respond quickly to calls over the Christmas and New Year period from husbands or wives wanting to discuss how to begin divorce proceedings or seeking professional advice.

Recent research has shown that 1.8 million people across the UK consider splitting up over the Christmas period. Counselling organisation Relate has also revealed that it receives 50% more calls from married couples over the festive period than at any other time of year.

You can read the full article at the Holyrood Partnership website.

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Edinburgh legal firm Gibson Kerr

The credit crunch is putting charities across Scotland in danger from losing out on vital revenue, due to people leaving smaller donations in their wills and legacies.

Scottish legal firm Gibson Kerr believes that many charities across the country are likely to receive less money from legacies over the coming years – as more people in Scotland choose to dramatically cut down donations after reassessing their personal wealth in the wake of the economic downturn.

The firm says that with investments, such as share portfolios, savings and property, falling in value, many people will choose to change their wills to ensure family members are not left out of pocket in favour of charities.

Edinburgh-based Gibson Kerr believes that many charities that rely on vital funding from donations left in wills could be seriously hindered in the future – as more and more legacy donations are reduced in people’s wills.

View the whole story at the Holyrood Partnership website.

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