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

Brexit at the British Spanish Lawyers Association conference

5th October 2019

Rachael Kelsey was invited to speak at the BSLA (British Spanish Lawyers Association) Annual Conference in Madrid today. Read more

Can we have a mixed sex civil partnership?

1st October 2019

Rachael Kelsey has written for Lexis Nexis today on the Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill introduced into the Scottish Parliament yesterday. If it makes it into law, the Act will allow mixed sex couples to enter into a civil partnership. Read more

We are top-ranked for family law in Scotland!

26th September 2019

The 2019 Edition of the Legal 500 has been published, with SKO retaining its place in the top tier. The directory reports that 'This practice is head and shoulders above the rest in terms of family law in Scotland. Read more

Is surrogacy law being reformed?

25th September 2019

Alison Edmondson and Robert Gilmour and are both speaking at today's family law conference hosted by the Law Society of Scotland in Edinburgh. Read more

We are recruiting: traineeships 2021

20th September 2019

The application process for traineeships commencing in 2021 is now live. The closing date for applications is 4th October 2019. We have more information about the process, and some tips for things to think about when it comes to covering letters and cvs here.   Read more

Ambassador for family law arbitration in Scotland

4th September 2019

Rachael Kelsey is delighted to have been appointed to be an Ambassador for the Scottish Arbitration Centre. The 28 practitioners from around the world selected to be Ambassadors will promote Scottish Arbitration and raise awareness of the Scottish legal and justice system. Read more

Can law reform solve surrogacy's problems?

28th August 2019

Next month, Robert Gilmour will chair an event hosted by the Progress Educational Trust entitled “Can Law Reform Solve Surrogacy's Problems?” at the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Read more

The impact of Brexit on family law in Scotland

7th August 2019

Greens Family Law Bulletin (Issue 160 July 2019) has an article on Brexit and Family Law by Rachael Kelsey- with a particular focus on jurisdiction in divorce and aliment (alimony or maintenance) in the event of a ‘No Deal’ Brexit.   Read more

We act in child abduction case at UK Supreme Court

9th July 2019

SKO are acting pro bono for the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL) who have today been given leave to intervene in the Supreme Court case, In the matter of NY (A Child) (AP) UKSC 2019/0145. Read more

Transgender children and young people in Scotland

4th July 2019

Rachael Kelsey spoke at the International Centre for Family Law, Policy, and Practice conference on Gender, Inclusivity and Protecting the 21st Century Family in London. She presented a paper, ‘Transgender children and young people and the State – a view from Scotland’. Read more

We are recruiting: newly qualified solicitor

27th June 2019

We are recruiting! We are looking for an NQ (or assigning trainee) to join us immediately and next month we will start the process for Trainees starting in 2021. Keep an eye out for more info on trainee recruitment at the end of July. Read more

I am getting divorced: what happens to my business?

19th June 2019

Alison Edmondson is speaking today at the Business and Divorce seminar run by the Law Society of Scotland.   She will be giving an update on recent cases about divorces involving business assets and taking delegates through two in-depth case studies. Read more

Surrogacy law is being reformed

7th June 2019

Robert Gilmour was invited to attend the release of the Surrogacy Law Reform report of the Law Commissions of Scotland and England & Wales published in London yesterday. Read more

International surrogacy

5th June 2019

Robert Gilmour was invited to speak at Kings College London today on Surrogacy and Inheritance Rights within a Franco-British context. The event was organised by CBBC, Cabinet d'Avocats, Paris with speakers from France and England and Wales, with Robert contributing the Scottish perspective. Read more

We are rated best in Scotland for high net worth individuals

7th May 2019

The annual Spear’s Magazine Family Law Index has been published, including, “SKO’s Rachael Kelsey, whom one observer calls the ‘best family lawyer in Scotland’”. This is the first time that the Index has identified lawyers from outwith London and Rachael has been included as the only lawyer from Scotland. Read more

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