Lesley is ranked in the Chambers UK legal directory and is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in family law and also as a CALM mediator.
She has specialised in this area for twenty five years and is considered one of the foremost experts in Scotland. Rated highly by peers and clients alike, one source comments: “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 is convenor of the Edinburgh pod of Scottish Collaborative Practice Group “Consensus” and is secretary of FLAGS, the Family Law Arbitration Group Scotland.
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