Carolyn is qualified to practise and represent clients in courts in Scotland as well as England and Wales.
Carolyn handles a broad range of civil and commercial disputes, having conducted many Sheriff Court cases across the country, as well as appearing in the Lands Tribunal for Scotland and the Scottish Land Court.
As well as having the expertise to deal with contractual disputes, Carolyn works closely with the Real Estate team, advising on a wide variety of contentious issues, such as dilapidations, refusal of landlord's consent and disputed rent reviews. She has acted for some of the UK's leading companies, handling complex interdict and breach of interdict actions, contamination of land disputes, issues relating to recovery of heritable property, access rights and the removal of undesirables from property, as well as general landlord and tenant disputes. She also deals with cases involving neighbour disputes, boundary and title condition issues, as well as nuisance and breach of missives.
Recent highlights include:
- Successfully advising EMI Group Limited in relation to a challenge to the jurisdiction of the court in a claim where the landlord sued a tenant’s guarantor for sums due by the tenant in terms of a lease (reported case: Sauchiehall Street Properties 1 Limited v EMI Group Limited 2015 Hous.L.R.24)
- Advising and successfully negotiating settlement of an application to the Lands Tribunal for Scotland for compensation following the making of a compulsory purchase order
She is a member of the Property Litigation Association and has presented several CLT seminars on property litigation matters.
Carolyn also works closely with the firm’s Private Client team. She has provided advice to executors, potential claimants and beneficiaries with the aim of ensuring that any challenge to a will can be resolved quickly, as well as being involved in court actions for the appointment of a financial and /or welfare guardian.
Carolyn has an interest in sports law and sits on the Board as Honorary Legal Adviser to Commonwealth Games Scotland. She is responsible for providing advice on legal and constitutional issues to the Board of CGS, in relation to selection, preparation and management of Scotland's team for the main games and the Commonwealth Youth Games. Carolyn is also Chairperson of the Conduct in Sport Panel for Scottish Gymnastics Association.
The Legal 500 lists Carolyn as a "Recommended Lawyer" in Property Litigation, Sport and Commercial Litigation.
Qualifications: B.Acc; LLB Dip LP NP
Joined the firm: 2008