Emily Deans


Family Law

About Emily

I am a solicitor in the Family Law Team within the Edinburgh Office. I studied law at the University of Edinburgh, and joined Balfour+Manson as a trainee solicitor in 2019. I trained in Balfour+Manson’s Property, Dispute Resolution and Family Teams and qualified as a solicitor in 2021.

Specialist area

Throughout University and my traineeship I was interested in practising Family Law. I was therefore delighted to be able to join the Family Team in 2021 at the end of my traineeship. I am based in the Edinburgh office, but I assist both the Edinburgh and Aberdeen Family Teams on a variety of matters, including divorce, cohabitation and child residence and contact disputes. I have experience in appearing at various Sheriff Courts across Scotland.

I have found working in this area to be extremely rewarding, and I am passionate about assisting clients to find the best resolution for them and their families at what is often a difficult time in their lives.