Profile submitted by Catherine M Karlin
Accredited family law specialist and pioneer for positive changes in family law. Specialises in complex child cases and separation/divorce, often with an international element. A trained mediator, arbitrator and collaborative professional, committed to resolving family disputes with dignity and respect. Has worked on numerous significant cases with values up to £60 million. Extensive expertise in all dispute resolution models from Court of Session and Sheriff Court litigation to arbitration, negotiated mediation and collaborative practice. A founder member of the Collaborative movement in Scotland.
The International Academy of Collaborative Professionals; The International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; The Scottish Family Law Association and Resolution in England; Family Law Arbitrators Scotland; Treasurer of Consensus Collaboration Scotland; Secretary of the European Academy of Collaborative Professionals (ENCP).
Partner at BTO since 2011; HBJ Gateley Wareing (2005-11); International Academy of Collaborative Practitioners (2004-10); Anderson Strathern (1996-2005); McKay Norwell (1993-96); Yuill & Kyle (1991-93).
Instrumental in bringing Parenting after Parting to Scotland and co-edited the legal section of the leading book in this field; Co-editor of Family Law Bulletin. Numerous press articles, radio TV appearances on Family law related issues.