Profile submitted by Denise Laverty
Over 24 years’ experience of acting for married parties and cohabitees in all aspects of divorce and separation including financial settlements, child contact and residence disputes, child relocation, cohabitant disputes and agreements and pre-nuptial agreements, within Scotland and England and involving cross-border disputes. She has a specialism in dealing with armed forces divorce and pensions. An accredited specialist in family law and is qualified as a solicitor in Scotland, England and Wales. Denise is recognised as a leader in her field. Denise has an empathetic and pragmatic approach to disputes and is highly recommended by clients for her sensitive way of resolving difficult issues.
Consensus Collaboration Scotland; International Academy of Collaborative Lawyers; Family Law Association Scotland; CALM; Resolution; Armed Forces Legal Action group.
Qualified England, Wales 1993, Scotland 2004.
Legal analysis of Supreme Court Decision in McDonald v Newton or McDonald  UKSC 52 (27/07/17) The Perils of Pensions in Divorce- Part 2 (26/07/17); It’s the Law Conference 2017- What family lawyers need to know about pensions: Legally, procedurally and strategically. (08/06/17) International Pensions after Goyal v Goyal -The Scottish Perspective ( 09/05/17) It’s the Law Conference 2016- S11 caselaw update ( sept 16) Author and presenter of Law Society of Scotland advanced module in family Law certificate- An Introduction to Jurisdictional Issues in Family law (19/10/16); Discrimination against same sex couples- perhaps not quite as illegal as you thought? (19/10/16); Is Divorce Day a Myth? ( 05/01/16) Minimising absence from divorce related stress (19/10/15) The Perils of Pensions in Divorce (24/08/15); Armed Forces Divorce- special considerations. A New Dawn for Cohabitants in Scotland? (1/02/13).
Married with two daughters. Tennis, gym, walking, cooking and sailing.