People

Rachael Kelsey, Director

Rachael is a founding Director of SKO.  She is accredited as a Specialist in Family Law and as a Family Mediator by the Law Society of Scotland and is President Elect of the European Chapter of the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL). Read more

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Susan Oswald, Director

Susan is one of the founding Directors of SKO.   She is one of only five Law Society of Scotland accredited Child Law Specialists in Edinburgh and is also accredited as a Family Mediator. Both the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners recognise Susan's skills and ability. Read more

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Alison Edmondson, Director

Alison is a Director of SKO and is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a Specialist in Family Law and as a Family Mediator. She also holds a postgraduate Certificate in Mediation and Conflict Resolution; is trained as a Collaborative Lawyer and as a Family Law Arbitrator. Read more

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Robert Gilmour, Director

Robert is a Director of SKO and is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Family Law and as a Family Mediator. He is also a FLAGS Family Law Arbitrator. Read more

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John West, Associate

John is an Associate with SKO.  He is currently ranked as a 'Star Associate' in the Chambers & Partners UK Guide 2020 and commended for his "empathetic approach and level-headedness. " Clients regularly comment on how much they have valued his sensitive and professional approach. Read more

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Caroline Millar, Associate

Caroline is an Associate with SKO. She trained in Edinburgh with a large multi-disciplinary firm and then worked in the Central Belt in a busy court practice for three years before joining SKO in 2012, becoming an Associate in 2017. Read more

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Claire Christie, Associate

Claire is an Associate with SKO. She is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a Specialist in Family Law and has over a decade of experience as a family lawyer. She is a trained Collaborative lawyer. Claire joined SKO in 2018. Read more

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Stephanie Smith, Senior Solicitor

Stephanie is a Senior Solicitor with SKO. After qualifying she worked in a busy high street court practice before joining SKO in 2015. Stephanie is bilingual (French) and has worked in France. She also speaks German and Spanish. Read more

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Roisin Kerr, Solicitor

Roisin trained with SKO, having completed the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice at the University of Edinburgh. She undertook her undergraduate LLB Hons degree at the University of Aberdeen and obtained a Commendation in the Graduate Diploma in Law CPE Exemption from the BPP Law School in London. Read more

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Catriona Laidlaw, Trainee Solicitor

Catriona graduated from the University of Aberdeen with a First Class degree in Law (with Honours) and a Distinction in her Diploma in Legal Practice. She studied Family Law at honours level and wrote her Dissertation on Forced Marriage and honour based violence. Read more

Catriona Laidlaw on LinkedIn

Lorraine Millson

Lorraine is a partner at Alex Quinn and Partners, an independent firm of law accountants. She has been in the law accountancy profession since 1974 and her firm is one of the most highly regarded firms of law accountants in Scotland. Read more