bto solicitors - Corporate & Commercial Business Lawyers Glasgow Edinburgh Scotland

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Denise Laverty

Discipline: Families and IndividualsFamily Law

Position: Associate

Location: Glasgow


Phone: 0141 221 8012

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Denise is an accredited specialist in family law and is qualified as a solicitor in Scotland, England and Wales. She is recognised as a leader in her field and clients say she is "always calm, level-headed and ensures all decisions made are considered carefully and in the interest of the client." Denise is praised for being “very easy to work with" and for her ability to "put things in a way that normal people can understand."  

Denise is also a practising collaborative family lawyer and an accredited family law mediator, assisting couples in resolving all aspects of the breakdown of their marriage or relationship in a non-adversarial way. She has over 24 years of experience of acting for married parties and cohabitees in all aspects of divorce and separation including financial settlements, child disputes, child welfare issues and pre-nuptial agreements, both within Scotland and involving cross-border disputes. She has significant expertise in high-value separations and has worked on cases with considerable international and corporate concerns.

She is the author and presenter of the Law Society of Scotland’s Family Law Certificate Advanced Module “An Introduction to Jurisdictional issues in Family Law (including issues relating to forum shopping)”. Denise has a specialism in dealing with armed forces divorce and pensions.

BTO has its own dedicated Family Law website. To visit the site, click here:

“The level of service has always been excellent, with properly experienced solicitors dealing with appropriate cases" Legal 500

Contact BTO


  • 48 St. Vincent Street
  • Glasgow
  • G2 5HS
  • T:+44 (0)141 221 8012
  • F:+44 (0)141 221 7803


  • One Edinburgh Quay
  • Edinburgh
  • EH3 9QG
  • T:+44 (0)131 222 2939
  • F:+44 (0)131 222 2949