Financial Provision on Separation
Dr Mackay was previously employed within the School of Law, University of Glasgow to undertake research into the use of legally binding 'Minutes of Agreement' by separating couples in Scotland to resolve the division of their property.
This research was led by Professor Jane Mair (Principal Investigator) and Professor Fran Wasoff (Co-Investigator) who were funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.
Dr Mackay extracted and analysed data from 600 Minutes of Agreement and interviewed Solicitors and individuals who had previously entered into an Agreement, contributing to the Final Report and writing a Research Briefing.
Select findings were reported in the book illustrated above, being: Mair, J., Wasoff, F., & Mackay, K., (2015) Family Justice Without Courts: Property Settlement on Separation Using Contracts in Scotland, in Maclean, Eekelaar & Bastard (eds) Delivering Family Justice in the 21st Century. Hart Publishing.