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Call For Cohabitant Claims Judgements to be Published More in Family Law Actions

A plea for greater publication of judgments dealing with financial provision at the end of cohabitation has been made by advocate Kirsty Malcolm (pictured).

Ms Malcolm took part in an evidence session at Holyrood’s Justice Committee when the Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006 was scrutinised.

Part of the discussion centred on section 28 – financial provision where cohabitation ends otherwise than by death – and Ms Malcolm described as “disappointing” the level of publicity given to judgments in relation to section 28 applications.

She said she was aware of a far greater number of section 28 applications, and decisions taken, than were published on the website of the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service.

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