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I have been with Balfour+Manson since August 2011. I was assumed as a partner in 2017. I have worked primarily in Family Law for over 10 years, acting in a range of matters concerning financial provision on the breakdown of personal relationships and the arrangements which are to be made for children in those circumstances, as well as issues concerning Adults with Incapacity and Professional Regulation. They are areas which I find to be extremely rewarding and interesting to assist clients in and I am delighted to have the opportunity to do so. 

I am accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in the fields of Family Law and Regulation of Professional Conduct Law, and am a committee member and treasurer of the Family Law Association and a member of the Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers. I have sat on the Scottish Law Commission’s Advisory Group concerning the reform of the law on cohabitation. 

I also currently provide advice and assistance on a voluntary basis with Citizen’s Advice and Gingerbread, and have previously assisted the University of Edinburgh’s Free Legal Advice and tutored with the School Mock Court Project.

My day-to-day practice involves advising individuals on contentious and non-contentious issues in connection with their own personal relationships, largely arising from the breakdown of those relationships and relating to issues concerning children and financial provision in those circumstances. Where court proceedings are required, I have experience of appearing and acting on behalf of clients in the Sheriff Court and in high-value proceedings in the Court of Session as well.

Additionally, I act in disciplinary proceedings before professional regulators, and have appeared on a regular basis at Hearings before fitness to practice panels since the beginning of 2015.

My job involves me working with and advising clients during periods of their lives that can be really uncertain, challenging, stressful and upsetting. Clients put a huge amount of trust in lawyers in this area to help to guide them through the changes and decisions that need to be taken in their lives during these times. It is a rewarding area to work in when you are able to help a client achieve what they need to in order to embark on the next stage of their life with confidence, and one which is always interesting.

When I’m not at work you will find me trying my best to stay active, chasing after my children or playing sport. When I am worn out from that, I enjoy reading, music and concerts, and trying (and usually failing) to learn languages.

  • Accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Family Law and Regulation of Professional Conduct Law
  • Family Law Association
  • Scottish Young Lawyers Association
  • Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers

Jamie is excellent in what he does. He is very calm and a pleasure to deal with.

Chambers UK Guide

He is very client-focused and incredibly knowledgeable.

Chambers UK Guide