Lesley is ranked in band 1 by Chambers UK legal directory and is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in family law.
She has specialised in this area for twenty years and is considered one of the foremost experts in Scotland. Rated highly by peers and clients alike, one commentator described her as "an absolutely brilliant, knowledgeable person" and another that “She has financial knowledge and gravitas. I think she is faultless” (Chambers UK). Lesley has a wide breadth of experience in all aspects of family law and has both a contentious and non-contentious practice.
Lesley is "extremely effective in dealing with clients who struggle to understand the financial side of things. She is very sensitive to clients' needs" and "she can explain things simply and effectively while also managing their expectation." (Chambers UK)
Lesley deals principally with the financial issues arising from the formation or breakdown of relationships, including those involving an international dimension. She has particular experience in cases involving the valuation of companies and the interface between partnership law and family law.
Lesley sits on the national committee of the Scottish Collaborative Practice Group “Consensus” and is a family law arbitrator with the Family Law Arbitration Group Scotland.
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