This study, between School of Law at Glasgow University and CRFR, is looking at how lawyers and judges use the Family Law (Scotland) Act 1985 to make financial orders when people divorce or dissolve their partnerships. 200 published court cases of divorce, where financial awards were made, are being examined and will be looked at alongside interviews with legal practitioners.
Funding details: Nuffield Foundation
Research team: Principal Investigator Dr Jane Mair, School of Law, University of Glasgow, Co-Investigator Professor Fran Wasoff, Emeritus Professor, CRFR, The University of Edinburgh, Researcher Dr Enid Mordaunt, School of Law, University of Glasgow
Outputs: To follow
Dates: April 2014 to October 2015
Type of project: Research
Keywords: Private Ordering; Division of Property; Separation Agreements; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Family law