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Cryptocurrency on divorce in Scotland

Date:21 NOV 2022
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There is a famous legal bookshop in Edinburgh called Avizandum. If one could conjure up an image of the type of place you might expect a traditional lawyer to inhabit this would be it. Set in the Old Town with its winding cobbled streets and the soft murmur of pedestrians moving past it is the perfect place in which to immerse oneself in law (despite my family's contention that it sounds like something out of Harry Potter).

However family lawyers are required to maintain a far broader range of skills than wandering dreamily between shelves of legal tomes. Our clients are often sophisticated and commercially minded. In the last decade we have become au fait with a full range of new technology: recording a child handover with a doorbell; presenting legal productions on an iPad; conducting entire hearings via virtual means… if you don't know your Facebook from your Snapchat or your Twitter from your TikTok your clients will soon ensure you do.

This is a serious point: clients expect their solicitors to be up to date – and rightly so. North of the Border where I...

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