Whose view prevails?

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Examines Scottish case law on: (1) the enforceability of child contact orders where a parent's behaviour results in them being held in contempt of court, or more severely, as in the case of Re M (Intractable Contact Dispute: Interim Care Order), raises concerns about whether the child should remain in their care; (2) the difficulty in determining whether, in a case where a child under 16 is involved in sexual activity, they are a criminal or victim; and (3) the petitions to include Scotland as a jurisdiction which allows same-sex marriages to take place.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-19
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Law Society of Scotland
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • family law
  • children's welfare
  • contempt of court
  • marriage
  • parental contact
  • Scotland


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