Shona Smith

Partner, Head of Family Law

Family Law

About Shona

I realised very early on in my career that the aspects of my work which I found most rewarding were those which involved working with individuals and families in relation to their personal relationships. 

I have now worked exclusively in the family law field for over 25 years and head the Family law team.

My interest and commitment to the area of law and to helping my clients move on with life has grown over time.

The years have brought with them the benefit of experience and expertise in how best to help guide clients through the difficult and emotional process following breakdown of their relationships.

Specialist area

I work with families in all private family law issues including pre nuptial, pre cohabitation, post nuptial and separation agreements, divorce, and arrangements for children.

I am able to assist the majority of my clients in finding a resolution without the need for contested court proceedings.

In the few cases where litigation is necessary I am able to offer my clients the benefit of considerable experience of conducting cases in both the Sheriff Court and the Court of Session.

I am also able to offer Mediation or Collaborative practice. I am in addition a FLAGS Qualified Family Law Arbitrator.

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