Profile submitted by Susan Oswald
Founding, and Managing, Director of largest niche family practice in Scotland. Practises exclusively family law, both in the Court of Session and the Sheriff Court. Accredited by Law Society of Scotland as specialist in Child Law and Family Mediator. Advises on full range of Family Law issues with particular experience and expertise in Child Law, for which she is recognised across Scotland. Expertise in international child law matters including inter-country adoption and 1980 Hague Convention applications. Highly experienced mediator (financial and child matters). Regularly appointed to act as a Curator ad litem (an officer of the Court appointed to protect the interests of children affected by litigation) and Court Reporter in child residence and contact cases. Highly regarded by Sheriffs in Edinburgh and the Lothians for her pragmatism, knowledge and dedication.
Family Law Association (Committee member 2015- to date); CALM (Comprehensive Accredited Lawyer Mediators); First Hand (carers respite charity) (Convenor and Director 2001-2013)
Admitted as a solicitor in 1995; accredited as Specialist in Child Law and as Family Mediator by Law Society of Scotland; Partner Erskine MacAskill before setting up niche family firm of SKO Family Law Specialists in 2008 with colleagues.
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