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 enjoys unwinding outdoors during walks with Eddie, her dog, and in the garden where the produce often appears later on the dinner table. Lesley also has a creative side and enjoys dipping into the world of art where her husband is a renowned artist. Read more on Lesley’s professional biography.
Kirstine has worked in the same firm for almost 30 years having joined as a Trainee in 1992. The firm in which she was a Partner merged with BTO in 2019 to become BTO Raeburn Hope and since then, Kirstine has headed the Family Law Practice in the Helensburgh Branch Office where she is a well-known local solicitor. Her wealth of experience as a Child Welfare Reporter feeds into her practice in matters of child law, in which she employs skill and wisdom to steer cases to an appropriate conclusion. Kirstine brings considerable experience to the Team as a practitioner in a high street firm with all of the variety and complexities which that can bring. Read more on Kirstine’s professional biography.
Kirsty is an enthusiastic family lawyer. She helps clients resolve disputes and/or plan for the future carefully and sensitively. Kirsty was born in Lanarkshire where she now lives with her young family. For six years, she volunteered as a Children’s Panel member in her hometown in Lanarkshire. During that time, she developed a strong belief that, as a family lawyer, she plays an important role in protecting, as far as possible, family relationships. Outside of work, Kirsty enjoys travelling. These days, however, she can mostly be found covered in flour or glitter courtesy of her two young daughters! Read more on Kirsty’s professional biography.
Gayle has over 12 years’ experience working exclusively in child and family law. She has extensive experience in her practice field which encompasses all areas of family law including separation, divorce, cohabitation, residence and contact disputes. Read more on Gayle’s professional biography.
Beverley is experienced in dealing with all aspects of family law, including financial provision on separation and divorce, cohabitation and cases relating to children. She is also a well-known specialist in Fertility Law in Scotland, and regularly advises clients and organisations about matters such as surrogacy, assisted or donor conception, adoption and parenting for LGBT+ couples. She is a pioneer for all kinds of Modern Families, and has helped numerous clients fulfil their dream of becoming parents. In her spare time, Beverley enjoys all things sporty and is the current Captain of Greenock Wanderers Ladies Rugby Team. Read more on Beverley’s professional biography.
Roisin is a diligent and empathetic family lawyer. She has experience in considerately dealing with all aspects of family law, including financial provision on divorce, cohabitation and disputes in relation to children. Roisin is committed to helping clients resolve matters in a pragmatical, efficient manner appropriate to their needs. Roisin is from the west of Ireland originally, but has been settled in Scotland for nearly 10 years. Outside of work, Roisin volunteers with the University of Edinburgh’s Free Legal Advice Centre and enjoys baking, traveling and spending time with family and friends. Read more on Roisin’s professional biography.
Lydia is a pragmatic and empathetic family lawyer. As a qualified mental health first aider, Lydia is committed to promoting the importance of mental health awareness and wellbeing in the workplace. She understands the impact family law matters can have on the mental health of clients and their families. Outside of work, Lydia is kept busy by her two young sons and enjoys reading and cooking to relax. Read more on Lydia’s professional biography.
Laura qualified in September 2023 as a solicitor, specialising in family law for one year prior to her qualification. She also gained experience advising clients in cohabitation, divorce and child cases, always with a view to resolving matters amicably through agreement. Laura also works within the modern family’s practice and has been involved in surrogacy and adoption cases. Read more on Laura’s professional biography.
Sam joined BTO Solicitors in 2023. She is a Legal Secretary and Accredited Family Law Paralegal. She has worked primarily in family law since 2008. Sam obtained her paralegal qualification in 2013 and became an accredited family law paralegal in 2022. Read more on Samantha’s professional biography.