I have practiced as a family lawyer since I qualified as a solicitor in 2006 and have worked exclusively in this field since 2014 when I joined Balfour+Manson.I am accredited as a specialist in family law by the Law Society of Scotland.
I have always found helping clients resolve their family disputes and problems rewarding. I am committed to helping clients move forward with their lives and deal with the traumas and tragedies of the breakdown of their relationships in a way which aims to minimise their distress during the process and provide a positive and colourful future. I regularly advise clients at the early stages of their relationship, or during their relationship, and can advise them when it might be useful to have a pre-cohabitation agreement or pre-nuptial/post-nuptial agreement in place.
I am a trained collaborative lawyer and I can guide clients through this approach which can greatly reduce the stress and avoid the combative nature of a court action, thereby allowing them to reach a resolution which is best for their family.
In my spare time I volunteer as a solicitor for the Scottish Child Law Centre and give advice to individuals on all areas of family law affecting their children.
"Your calm manner and conciliatory style have been extremely helpful to me in reaching this resolution. I’m happy to recommend you as a great family lawyer where I can." "I can't tell you how grateful I am to have found you [to] represent me!"Client quotes
I specialise in family law and advise on a variety of cases including divorce, dissolution of civil partnership, cohabitation, pre-nuptial agreements and child residence and contact.
I am able to work with most clients to resolve their disputes without the need to raise contested Court proceedings through out of court negotiated settlements or in relation to the collaborative process. In the cases where Court proceedings are inevitable then I am experienced in representing clients in both the Sheriff Courts and the Court of Session and appear regularly in the Courts.
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Accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a Specialist in Family Law