Alison Edmondson, Director
Alison is a Director of SKO and is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a Specialist in Family Law and as a Family Mediator. She also holds a postgraduate Certificate in Mediation and Conflict Resolution; is trained as a Collaborative Lawyer and as a Family Law Arbitrator.
Chambers & Partners have described Alison as "intellectually strong" and as being someone who “is admired for her work in novel financial proceedings, particularly those with complex actuarial and tax issues”. In the current edition of the guide she is commended as being "very sensible, practical, very constructive and reassuring".
Financial issues arising from separation are Alison’s primary focus. She has particular expertise in cases relating to business interests, pensions, taxation and inherited wealth, including in connection with retirement and retirement planning. Her practice also includes family cases with novel issues such as cases where one party has lost capacity, the international protection of vulnerable adults and disputed inheritance claims.
Alison regularly writes and lectures for, amongst others, STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners), ICAS (Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland), SOLAS (Society of Law Accountants in Scotland) and Update (Law Society of Scotland).
Alison is a skilled negotiator and an experienced litigator in both the Court of Session and Sheriff Court as well as being committed to alternatives to the court process, including mediation, collaborative law and arbitration.