SKO announces promotions of John West and Claire Christie
2nd April 2021
John joined the firm as a trainee from The University of Edinburgh, where he was the first Student Director of the University’s Free Legal Advice Centre. The current edition of the Legal 500 describes John as, ‘the rising star of Scots family law’. He sits on the Law Society of Scotland’s Civil Justice Committee. John was appointed in 2020 as the family lawyer member on the Law Society of Scotland and Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service COVID Recovery Working Group.
Claire joined SKO in 2018 from a large multi-disciplinary firm. She worked with Alison Edmondson at the start of her career and has now been a family lawyer for well over a decade. Claire brings enormous amounts of experience, wisdom and good judgement to her cases. She is someone with real breadth and depth to her practice and has reported cases in both child law and financial matters. The current edition of the Legal 500 names her as a key lawyer in Family Law in Scotland. Claire will return from maternity leave in the Autumn.