In this article Family Law solicitor Hannah Minty is comparing financial provision in England/Wales and Scotland, sets out the principles that are applied in the Scottish courts under the Family Law (Scotland) Act 1985. Considers how those principles might have changed the outcome of the financial remedies awarded in two cases had they been heard in Scotland rather than England: Lawrence v Gallagher, following the dissolution of a civil partnership, and G v G on the issue of spousal maintenance in a short marriage where the wife had given up her career to look after their child but was planning to start a business.

This article was first published in Family Law Journal (, "Accross the border", FLJ No.117, 29 May 2012, p 13-17.

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Across the border - family Law Journal - June 2012.pdf