LL.B. (Hons) University of Aberdeen

Dip. L.P. University of Glasgow

Special interests

Alternative dispute resolution


Tax, trusts, succession and pensions


Kirsty Malcolm has an established practice in the field of family law.  Her caseload predominantly involves acting in high value or complex claims for financial provision on divorce, and claims for financial provision on the breakdown of cohabitation.  In addition her work includes cases involving disputes over children, whether child abduction or residence/contact/relocation disputes. 

She appears regularly in the Court of Session and Sheriff Court, at first instance and on appeal.
She has been described as a leading expert in cohabitation claims by the Legal 500, and is ranked in band 2 in Chambers & Partners.
She is accredited as an arbitrator by the Family Law Arbitration Group Scotland (FLAGS), and is interested in developing this form of alternative dispute resolution in family law.
She is currently the Treasurer of the Advocates Family Law Association and is a member of the Faculty of Advocates, Family Law Reform Committee.


TCM v AFMM 2014 Fam LR 11

Douglas v Bell 2014 Fam LR 2


Co author "Cohabitiation" - Wm Green/Thomson 2005

Contributing editor Butterworths Family Law Service 2007

Co editor Family Law Bulletin 2000 to 2007