Caroline is a highly personable and approachable solicitor with over 20 years experience helping clients in the field of family law. Clients feel they have a lawyer who listens, who takes on board their interests and needs, and then works hard to achieve practical solutions.
She offers sound, robust advice and when required will adopt a creative approach to resolving financial differences between separating couples. Clients are particularly impressed by her forensic skills and attention to detail whilst still being able to empathise with their situation.
Caroline is an accomplished mediator and applies the skills that she has learnt through mediation to the rest of her practice. Clients comment favourably on her communication skills, her excellent attention to detail and the proactive and efficient service she provides.
Caroline regularly deals with high value cases in the sheriff court and Court of Session.
Accredited Family Law Mediator
Inter-disciplinary trained Collaborative Lawyer and member of Consensus
Former Tutor in Family law, University of Strathclyde
Former Director of The Spark
Member of the Family Law Association
Published various family law articles in the Family Law Bulletin and Journal of the Law Society of Scotland, particularly in relation to surrogacy
Presented various internal and external seminars on matters including pre nuptial agreements, cohabitation claims and surrogacy
Areas of practice
All issues prior to and during marriage and cohabitation, including pre nuptial, post nuptial and cohabitation agreements
All issues arising from relationship breakdown including separation, divorce, civil partnership and cohabitation cases.
Child centred matters including residence and contact, relocation, child maintenance, parental rights and responsibilities
Surrogacy, including those cases with an international element
Family businesses and the preservation of family wealth in the matrimonial sphere
Aliment and financial support
Caroline is highly personable and has excellent attention to detail.
Caroline is an accomplished mediator and applies the skills that she has learnt through mediation to the rest of her practice. Clients comment favourably on her communication skills and the proactive service she provides.
“I could not have wished for a better person to assist me.”
“Ms Smith put me at ease from our first meeting and filled in the gaps we were unsure of.”
“Thank you for your kindness, patience and assistance with my case.”
“She was very approachable and helpful. I would highly recommend her.”
“Caroline was personally recommended to me and her service has been second to none.”
“I have found Caroline to be very approachable, kind, reassuring and a very lovely person to work with.”
“I found her to be extremely helpful, knowledgeable and approachable with a professional and friendly demeanour”
“She provided invaluable advice and handled all correspondence delicately which both my partner and I hugely appreciated. I would highly recommend Caroline to anyone looking for assistance in any family law matter.”
“Caroline’s guidance, direction and pragmatic approach was extremely helpful and gave me much needed peace of mind”.
“Caroline and the team were excellent and provided 1st class stewardship throughout. I cannot praise the support and service from Caroline and MTM enough.”
“I really cannot thank Caroline enough for the way she handled my case and I will always be grateful for the exceptional service she provided me with during the most stressful and worrying time of my life.”
You can contact Caroline by email at firstname.lastname@example.org