LL.B. University of Edinburgh

Dip. L.P. University of Edinburgh

Special interests



Called 2007; solicitor in private practice (1991-2007); accredited as CALM mediator (1998); accredited as family law specialist (1999); family law tutor, Edinburgh University (1999-2001); called to Cayman Islands Bar (2001); treasurer, Family Law Association (2005-2007); peer reviewer, Law Society of Scotland (2004-2009); Faculty Scholarship (2007 – 2008); Company Secretary, Birthlink (2013 to date).

Co-editor, of the Family Law Reports (2011 to date); Editor of Butterworth’s Scottish Family Law Service in relation to: Miscellaneous Consequences of Marriage and International Aspects of the Law Relating to Parental Responsibilities and Rights (2011 to date).

CALM (1998 – 2001), committee (1999-2001); Family Law Association (1994-2008), committee (2003-2007); Advocates Family Law Association (2008 to date); Birthlink Board, (2011 to date)
Education Edinburgh University (1988 LLB; 1989 Dip LP).



R, Petitioner 2014

J, Petitioner [2011]

M v M 2011

Lindsay v Murphy 2010

M v Scottish Chidlren's Reporter for Renfrewshire 2009