I am a Partner in Thorntons' Family Law team. I qualified in 1994 and have worked in family law since then. I am accredited by the Law Society as a specialist in Family Law. I advise clients on all aspects of family law, including the financial consequences of divorce, pre and post-nuptial agreements, cohabitation disputes and agreements, child law, and adoption. I have particular expertise in cases involving difficult financial issues, especially company and partnership valuations and pension sharing, and have extensive experience in negotiating and drafting complex Minutes of Agreement dealing with the disposal and transfer of business assets. I also deals with cross-border disputes.
Thorntons is one of the largest full service law firm in Scotland, which means that I am able to take a rounded view of all aspects of my clients’ affairs and give balanced advice about all of the issues which arise out of the breakdown of a relationship.
I trained in Collaborative Law in 2009 and I believe that it offers people a valuable tool to help them to reach a positive outcome at the end of a relationship.
I will always try to help my clients reach an agreed resolution of the issues arising from their separation, but I also have many years of experience in litigation so I can represent my clients’ interests in court proceedings if necessary.