Beverley is a Senior Solicitor and trained Collaborative Practitioner within our Family Law team. She has been with the Family Law team at BTO since 2015, having completed a specialised traineeship in Family Law with us.
Beverley is experienced in dealing with all aspects of family law including financial provision on separation and divorce, claims on the cessation of cohabitation and cases relating to children. She has experience pursuing all types of family actions through both the Sheriff Court and the Court of Session, and also in resolving matters amicably away from court via negotiation and the collaborative process.
Beverley is also a well known specialist in Fertility Law in Scotland, and regularly advises both individual clients and organisations about matters such as surrogacy, assisted or donor conception, adoption and parenting for LGBTQ+ couples through our Modern Families practice unit. She is a real pioneer for all kinds of Modern Families and has helped numerous clients fulfil their dream of becoming parents.
During her training at BTO Beverley also spent 6 months working for our Corporate department, giving her a real head for figures and a unique understanding of the corporate implications of a separation where family-owned businesses are involved. She regularly works with the country’s top forensic accountants to appropriately deal with the treatment of corporate interests upon divorce.
Beverley is warm, comforting and personable with clients and takes pride in making the law easy to understand. She is committed to securing good outcomes whilst also looking after her clients’ wellbeing throughout what can often be a difficult process, and is a qualified Mental Health First Aider with the NHS.
In her spare time, Beverley enjoys all things sporty and is the current Captain of Greenock Wanderers Ladies Rugby Team. She also enjoys running with her dog Finn, dabbling in interior design and organising anything she can get her hands on. She is also a member of the Law Society of Scotland’s Family Law Policy Committee, the Family Law Association, the Scottish Young Lawyers Association and Consensus Scotland.
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