Publication - Advice and guidance

Cross-EU border family law from 1 January 2021: guidance for legal professionals

Published: 9 Dec 2020
Directorate:
Justice Directorate
Part of:
Brexit, Children and families, Law and order
ISBN:
9781800044142

Updated guidance for legal professionals on cross-EU border family law (including divorce and child maintenance) from 1 January 2021.

Cross-EU border family law from 1 January 2021: guidance for legal professionals
7. Domestic abuse

7. Domestic abuse

EU Regulation 606/2013 makes some provision on mutual recognition of civil protection measures across the EU. Under the Regulation, for a civil protection order to be recognised in another Member State, the originating Member State has to issue a certificate.

This EU Regulation seems little used in Scotland. The Scottish Government intends to legislate in 2021 in relation to this EU Regulation to reflect the UK's departure from the EU. In the meantime, any certificate issued by the Scottish courts under this EU Regulation may not be recognised in EU Member States, given the UK's departure from the EU.

Scottish Government

December 2020

Contact

Email: hannah.hutchison@gov.scot


Contact

Email: hannah.hutchison@gov.scot