Lynsey provides advice on all aspects of family law, including divorce & separation, financial provision on divorce, dissolution of civil partnerships, child residence and contact issues, actions in relation to parental rights and responsibilities, cohabitation claims, cohabitation agreements and pre- and post-nuptial agreements. She has a specific interest in adoption and has experience in running step-parent adoption cases in particular, as well as experience in running court actions in relation to surrogacy.
Lynsey believes that, where possible, it can often be beneficial, cost-effective and less stressful for individuals to reach an agreement and resolve their disputes out with the courtroom arena in the first instance. She frequently negotiates financial settlements and child welfare arrangements for clients who are separated. However, where cases cannot be resolved through negotiation, she litigates effectively on behalf of her clients. Lynsey is experienced in running Family actions in Sheriff Courts throughout Scotland, and through her involvement in assisting with high-value financial provision on divorce cases and complex child relocation cases, she also has experience in handling Family actions in the Court of Session.
Lynsey is based between our Edinburgh and Glasgow offices.
Qualifications: BA (Hons) MLitt LLB Dip LP NP
Joined the firm: 2014