Some of the things that we have been involved in recently: lectures, articles, reported cases and more...

IAFL President's Report for 2023

22nd December 2023

At the end of the year that Rachael Kelsey was elected President of the IAFL, she has penned a report on some of the recent activities of the Academy, which can be found here. Read more

SKO Win Two Legal 500 Awards

23rd November 2023

SKO are delighted to have scooped two Awards at the first Legal 500 Scotland Law Awards. Read more

Rachael Kelsey participates in Hague Conference Parentage Working Group

17th November 2023

Rachael Kelsey represented IAFL at the first session of the Hague Conference on Private International Law Working Group on Parentage and Surrogacy. Read more

Robert Gilmour invited to attend All Party Parliamentary Group on surrogacy at Westminster

8th November 2023

Robert Gilmour was invited to attend the meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Surrogacy at Westminster to press the case for reform of surrogacy law. Read more

SKO retains Top Tier ranking in Chambers and Partners

24th October 2023

SKO have again retained Top Tier ranking in Chambers and Partners Guide 2023. In the individuals rankings, SKO has the only 'Star Individual' and more named lawyers in Band 1 than any other Scottish firm. Read more

SKO only Scottish specialist firm ranked in The Times Best Law Firms

22nd October 2023

The Times Best Law Firms 2023 Guide has again ranked SKO as one of the top firms in Scotland. The only specialist firm in any discipline in Scotland, SKO have been ranked since the inception of the Guide. The Guide describes itself as identifying, 'the lawyers’ lawyers'. Read more

SKO retains Top Ranking and has more 'Leading Individuals' than any other firm in Legal 500

4th October 2023

SKO have retained Top Tier ranking in the Legal 500 Guide for Family Law in Scotland- with more leading individuals than any other firms and as one of only two firms in the first rank. Read more

SKO shortlisted for four awards in inaugural Legal 500 Scotland Awards

19th September 2023

SKO has been shortlisted for four awards at the inaugural Legal 500 Scotland Awards 2023: Private Client Firm of the Year; Boutique Firm of the Year; Lawyer of the Year and Private Client Lawyer of the Year. The awards come as SKO celebrates its 15th birthday in 2023. Read more

Rachael Kelsey elected President of IAFL

9th September 2023

Rachael Kelsey was elected President of the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL) today. She is the first female President from the UK in the Academy's 37 year history. Read more

Rachael Kelsey shortlisted for International Leadership Award

23rd August 2023

Rachael Kelsey has been shortlisted for in the annual Citywealth International Powerwomen Awards, in the 'Woman of the Year- Leadership' category. You can find our more about how the Awards work here. Read more

Seonaid Cochrane speaks at joint Ukrainian Bar Association and IBA Conference

27th July 2023

Seonaid Cochrane was invited to speak today at a seminar titled “The War in Ukraine and 1980 Hague Child Abduction Convention: to return or not to return? That is the question. ” co-hosted by the Ukrainian Bar Association and the IBA (International Bar Association). Read more

SKO Recognition in Chambers and Partners HNW 2023 Guide

21st July 2023

We are delighted to have retained our place as the highest ranking Scottish firm in Chambers and Partners High Net Worth UK-wide Guide to Family Lawyers published today and that three of the four named individuals from Scotland are with SKO. Read more

Rachael Kelsey speaks at World Jurist Association Congress in New York

20th July 2023

Rachael Kelsey was one of an invited panel at the World Law Congress at the Headquarters of the United Nations and the New York Bar Association on 20 and 21 July. The Congress was organised by the World Jurist Association (WJA) which was celebrating its 60th anniversary. Read more

New Start at SKO

11th July 2023

We're delighted to be joined by trainee solicitor, Florence Gibson. Florence is no stranger to SKO, interning with us before she started her formal traineeship today. Read more

SKO Recognition in Best Lawyers 2023

12th June 2023

We are delighted that all four of our partners have been recognised in the 12th Edition of Best Lawyers. Of the fourteen solicitors recognised, four are from SKO, with only one other practice having more than one named individual. Read more

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