The Gaps: Why professionals have left it to lawyers

As qualified helping professionals have drifted away, the lawyers have been left holding the baby. But they and the courts are not competent to do this job on their own.                      Back to the key report Why qualified helping professions have drifted away Over decades in Scotland,…

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The Gaps: Alternative support

Apart from the lawyers and courts, other sources of help are from 'alternative dispute resolution' and the voluntary sector.            Back to the key report Alternative dispute resolution Others than lawyers try to be helpful. Everyone rightly wants to keep the distress and conflict out of the expensive adversarial legal processes…

The Gaps: Assessment and prescribed cooperation

Other legislatures do much better than Scotland does with two other gaps. Both require skilled and qualified helping professionals to remedy this.         Back to the key report Competent single assessments Related to the issue of appointing competent single expert assessors rather than several on both sides, in some family court processes,…