Cath is outgoing and warm with a bubbly personality and great sense of humour. She is broad minded and has the ability to make you feel instantly comfortable. Cath is a straight talker and will give you her honest opinion. She always goes the extra mile for her clients and really protects and looks after them. She is sharp, incisive and able to grasp issues quickly. On behalf of her clients she is a strong force to be reckoned with. Her energy and vigour have helped to pioneer positive changes in Scots Family Law and she is well known and respected in her field all around the world. Outside of work, Cath likes nothing more than cooking for her family, travelling to exotic locations and grudgingly attending the gym. Read more on Cath’s professional biography.
Lesley is calm, meticulous, has a head for figures and is universally respected within the profession. She is unflappable in a crisis and provides a real sense of security and wellbeing for her clients. Lesley is a mother to a young child as well as step-mum to young adults. She likes to keep fit, cycles to work and is part of the office lunch time run club. Lesley also has a creative side and enjoys dipping into the world of art where her husband is a renowned artist. Lesley is treasurer and a member of the board of trustees of “Art in Healthcare” the leading provider of art and therapeutic workshops to hospitals and care homes in Scotland. Read more on Lesley’s professional biography.
Denise is very approachable and praised by clients and peers for her emotional intelligence, warm manner and remaining calm throughout complex matters. She combines empathy with pragmatism and is respected for being able to devise creative solutions to problems. Denise started her legal career in London before moving to live and work in Scotland over 17 years ago. Married with two daughters Denise enjoys playing tennis, sailing and cycling in her spare time. Read more on Denise’s professional biography.
Marjory is compassionate and softly spoken. She was born in Glasgow but grew up and was educated in Aberdeen. Marjory originally started out studying medicine but qualified as a lawyer. She has had a varied career, working in big firms and the Castlemilk law centre. She is known for her cheery, sunny disposition and is so committed to her clients that she is often to be found in the office on her days off. Marjory has two step daughters and step grandchildren, having gone through her own separation, divorce and remarriage. She has successfully created her own “blended” family and can empathise with what her clients are going through. Read more on Marjory’s professional biography.
Sarah is a Senior Solicitor who joined the Family Law Team in May 2016 having worked as a solicitor for over nine years in Dumbartonshire and Stirling. She is experienced in all aspects of Family Law and advises clients across a broad range of matters including financial provision on divorce, cohabitant’s rights and has a particular interest in cases involving children. Sarah is married and is a mum to a 5 year old daughter who keeps her busy out of the office. Sarah is a bit of a foodie and enjoys cooking and baking in her spare time. Read more on Sarah’s professional biography.
Debbie is a passionate family lawyer. She is pragmatic and sensible and seeks to resolve cases in the most appropriate method for a client and their individual circumstances. Debbie’s roots are in the west of Scotland. She gained considerable experience in both criminal and family law working in Dundee and has recently moved to practice in Edinburgh. Outside of work Debbie enjoys swimming, cycling and baking. She also volunteers with the Scottish Child Law Centre. Read more on Debbie’s professional biography.
Amanda Richardson (Paralegal)
Amanda has worked with Cath since 1996 and ensures that the team runs like a perfectly oiled machine. She is the team administrator and is the most organised and efficient person we have come across. As well as organising us, Amanda also does legal work principally for Cath. In her spare time, Amanda enjoys trips abroad with her husband.
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