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Alison Edmondson

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. Postgraduate certificate in mediation and conflict resolution from the University of Strathclyde and Arbitrator with FLAGS (Family Law Arbitration Group Scotland). Collaborative Family Lawyer. Lectured widely (including for, amongst others Edinburgh University Law Seminars; Law Society of Scotland; STEP; World Congress on family law and children's rights; CLT and SOLAS) and also writes regularly on Scots Family Law, both for lay-people and other lawyers. Practises exclusively Family law in both the Court of Session and the Sheriff Court with an emphasis on financial matters, often in cases involving elder law issues including: capacity; family law/tax planning matters; disputed paternity legal rights (inheritance) claims; cohabitation death and separation claims; guardianship; International Protection of Adults 2000 Hague Convention. Particular interest in faith based issues in family law cases.

Professional Memberships

Family Law Association; CALM (Comprehensive Accredited Lawyer Mediators); FLAGS; Consensus


Director of SKO (2011 to date); Turcan Connell (2002-11); Accredited as Specialist in Family Law and as Family Mediator by Law Society of Scotland; postgraduate certificate in mediation and conflict resolution (University of Strathclyde); Family Mediation Lothian (Trustee 2016; Chair 2017- to date); trained Collaborative Family Lawyer; Family Law Arbitrator with FLAGS (2011).


Editor, "Scottish Older Client Law Service" (Family Law section), Bloomsbury. “Jack v Jack: multi-generational businesses and financial provision on divorce”, Edinburgh Law Review, Volume 21 Issue 2. “Scottish Law Commission Tenth Programme of Law Reform” Family Law Bulletin issue 148. “Acts of disunion: divorce and separation among adults with incapacity in Scotland” and "Guardian Angels- the appointment of guardians to children" STEP Journal, respectively November 2016 and March 2015. “Mr v Mrs: the real mediation world?”, “Timed out? Alternative financial claims by cohabitants”, "Splitting from the taxman- tax consequences of separation and Surprise Results" and "Unintended consequences of tax planning in divorce”, Journal of the Law Society of Scotland (JLSS) volumes 56 (November 2016 and August 2016) and 55 (January 2010 and Sept 2010). "Tax consequences of divorce and separation" CA Magazine (August 2015),


Photography, hill-walking, Church of Scotland Elder