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SKO leads in Chambers High Net Worth 2022

20th July 2022

SKO are the highest ranking Scottish firm in the Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Guide 2022.  The guide is independent and ranks the leading lawyers and law firms for international private wealth on the basis of peer review. Read more

Rachael Kelsey speaks at AIJA Gender and Inclusivity in International Families Conference

23rd June 2022

The International Private Clients and Family Law Commission of AIJA- the International Association of Young Lawyers- asked Rachael Kelsey to speak today at their International Families Conference in London. Read more

Alison Edmondson delivers Annual Family Law Review at University of Edinburgh

25th May 2022

Now in its fifth year, Alison Edmondson and Professor Gillian Black gave their definitive Family Law review seminar in Edinburgh today.  

Alison and Prof. Read more

New Start at SKO

3rd May 2022

We're delighted to be joined by Anna McCorquodale, who will be completing the final six months of her traineeship, before she qualifies as a solicitor with us in the autumn. Read more

Rachael Kelsey takes part in Hague Conference Experts' Group Meeting on International Surrogacy

28th March 2022

Rachael Kelsey represented the IAFL at the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) meeting of the Experts’ Group on Parentage/Surrogacy.  

From 28 March to 1 April 2022, the HCCH Experts’ Group on Parentage / Surrogacy met for the eleventh time. Read more

Are changes to the law of Cohabitation and Surrogacy (finally) coming?

7th March 2022

The Scottish Law Commission have published their annual report today and given some detail about the timeline for the proposals for law reform in the areas of both cohabitation and surrogacy. Read more

Rachael Kelsey becomes President Elect of IAFL

19th February 2022

Rachael Kelsey has taken over as President Elect of the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL). She is the first Scot to be elected to leadership in the IAFL in its nearly 40 year history and will become President of the worldwide association in 2023. Read more

SKO only Scottish Family Lawyers ranked in Spears 500

12th January 2022

SKO have been recognised in the annual Spear's 500 directory of the top private client advisers, wealth managers, lawyers and service providers for HNW individuals. SKO are again the only firm in Scotland with recognised individuals in family law. Read more

Rachael Kelsey participates in European Commission Stakeholder Meeting

14th December 2021

The Commission's project on the Recognition of Parenthood within the European Union held its Stakeholder Meeting today. Rachael Kelsey was one of around 20 invitees who discussed the existing problems with the recognition of parenthood and then the possible solutions, which include a new Regulation in this area. Read more

SKO in top 3 firms in Times Best Law Firms 2022

4th November 2021

The Times Best Law Firms 2022 Guide has again ranked SKO as one of the top three firms in Scotland for Family Law.  

They note that, "SKO’s work spans a range of family law matters, from high-value financial provision to pure child law. Read more

SKO retains Top Tier place in Chambers

21st October 2021

We are delighted to retain our place in the top tier of Chambers this year with commentary that "Sources say: "The team is consistently excellent and incredibly good value for money - they are top drawer and really good at giving sensible, pragmatic advice. Read more

Rachael Kelsey moderates at HCCH Conference

21st October 2021

Rachael Kelsey was honoured to be asked to moderate the live panel at the Hague Conference on Private International Law Approach Conference on the 1996 Hague Child Protection Convention today. The conference celebrated the the 25th anniversary of the Convention. Read more

New Start at SKO

11th October 2021

We're delighted to be joined by Senior Solicitor, Seonaid Cochrane. Seonaid joins us from a large, multi-disciplinary firm in Edinburgh where she specialised in contentious commercial law. Read more

Catriona Laidlaw in International Family Law, Policy and Practice Journal

7th October 2021

Catriona Laidlaw has written for the ICFLPP Journal on child abduction and the wrongful retention of children from England to Scotland, and the enforcement of English court orders in Scotland. You can find her contribution to Volume 9 of the Journal at page 17. Read more

Susan Oswald invited to speak at Law Society of Scotland Seminar

6th October 2021

Susan Oswald presented at the Law Society of Scotland’s Child Welfare Reporter Seminar today. Read more

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