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Robert Gilmour

SKO Family Law Specialists - Edinburgh

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  • Forsyth House
  • Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, UK
  • EH2 3ES

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Practice Areas

Accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a Specialist in Family Law and as a Family Mediator. FLAGS Family Law Arbitrator. Recognised for particular expertise in cohabitant claims (acted for successful applicant in ground breaking and widely reported Supreme Court case of Gow v Grant undertaking all advocacy at first instance) and for advising on complex parentage issues arising from HFEA and ART/Surrogacy matters (acted in first reported Scottish HFEA Declarator of parentage case and subsequent matters). Extensive experience of advocacy including conduct of proofs, debates and other contentious hearings in the Sheriff Court (Scotland wide). Practice covers full range of matrimonial and child related cases including divorce, dissolution, cohabitation claims, financial provision, residence/contact, specific issue orders, relocation. Regularly appointed by the Court as Reporter and Curator ad litem in family cases (in respect of both children and incapax adults).

Professional Memberships

CALM (Comprehensive Accredited Lawyer Mediators); EBA (Edinburgh Bar Association); FLAGS (Family Law Arbitration Group Scotland) Arbitrator.


Trained Oag and Company & Hilary L. Grieve, Dumfries; Assistant solicitor John Henderson and sons, Dumfries; Assistant solicitor Lovells, Edinburgh; Associate and latterly partner Hughes Walker, Edinburgh; joined SKO as Director 2013.


Scots Law Times: Issue 39, November 2013: 'Section 28 and Section 9(b)- how do they relate & Issue 18, June 2016 'What’s in a form? Parenthood of children born following IVF treatment'


Family, walking, history, crosswords, board games, whisky.