I am accredited as a specialist in Family Law by the Law Society of Scotland and the only family lawyer in Scotland to be recognised as an Eminent Practitioner by Chambers UK. I have particular expertise in cases involving professionals, entrepreneurs, land and estate owners and those in the public domain who require a highly proactive approach to sensitive and private matters. Typically, I deal with complex, high value cases which have given me a comprehensive understanding of business valuations, partnership issues and farming disputes. Many of my cases have an international element, including disputes regarding children and in respect of jurisdiction for financial claims.
I am dual qualified as a solicitor in Scotland and England & Wales and often instructed in cross-border cases, particularly in relation to asset protection including pre- and post-nuptial agreements and living together agreements.
I strive to offer a sense of reassurance to clients. I want them to know they have come to the right place and that we will take care of them, balancing kindness and empathy with the reassurance that we will do all it takes to protect and pursue their interests doggedly and fearlessly. Pragmatism is important. We do not fight unnecessary battles, nor add to costs without justification. We always try to help clients see the bigger picture and to steer them to the resolution that works best for them. This means being readily available, responding quickly and, of course, offering the assurance and confidence that comes with really knowing both the law and each client’s personal circumstances.