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

Seonaid Cochrane only Scottish Rising Star in Spear's 500

10th May 2023

The Spear's 500 Index of the Best Family Lawyers for High Net Worth and Ultra High Net Worth Individuals in the UK has been published today with Senior Solicitor, Seonaid Cochrane being recognised as one of only 9 "Rising Stars" in the UK, and the only Scot. Read more

New Start at SKO

19th April 2023

We're delighted to be joined today by solicitor, Mairead Corrigan. Mairead joins from a busy litigation firm in Edinburgh, where she practiced both family and criminal law.   Her focus will be on contentious matters that are in court, or likely to require a court-based resolution. Read more

New Start at SKO

17th April 2023

We are delighted that Jackie Pringle has joined us a Consultant. Jackie is well known in Scotland as one of the most experienced and skilled child law lawyers of her generation. Read more

Rachael Kelsey speaks at 25th African Family Law Conference

9th March 2023

Rachael Kelsey spoke at the Annual African Family Law Conference in Cape Town today. The Conference is hosted by Miller du Toit and the University of the Western Cape and is now in its 25th year. Read more

Rachael Kelsey takes part in American Bar Association Webinar

6th February 2023

Rachael Kelsey moderated the first panel of the ABA International Law Section webinar series, 'Learning the fundamentals of International Family Law' today. The series of sessions will take place over two days and include practitioners from across the US and Europe. Read more

Alison Edmondson in Journal on new caselaw

16th January 2023

Alison Edmondson was invited to write about a recent Court of Session financial provision on divorce case in which she acted in the Journal of the Law Society of Scotland. Read more

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

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