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Shona Smith

Shona Smith

Partner, Head of Family Law

Family Law


About Shona

I realised very early on in my career that the aspects of my work which I found most rewarding were those which involved working with individuals and families in relation to their personal relationships. 

I have now worked exclusively in the family law field for over 20 years and head the Family law team.

My interest and commitment to the area of law and to helping my clients move on with life has grown over time.

The years have brought with them the benefit of experience and expertise in how best to help guide clients through the difficult and emotional process following breakdown of their relationships.

 Shona Smith                 

One source says that she is "someone who's really been at the top of the family law game for a number of years", while another comments that she is "calm, knowledgeable, and manages teams and cases well"

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Specialist area

I work with families in all private family law issues including pre nuptial, pre cohabitation, post nuptual and separation agreements, divorce, and arrangements for children.

I am able to assist the majority of my clients in finding a resolution without the need for contested court proceedings.

In the few cases where litigation is necessary I am able to offer my clients the benefit of considerable experience of conducting cases in both the Sheriff Court and the Court of Session.

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