East Lothian legislation business Garden Stirling Burnet has released a loved ones regulation division headed by new lawful director Claire Christie.
Ms Christie, who delivers 18 years’ working experience to the group, is one particular of four new appointments to the business together with consultants Kathryn Wilson and Angela Craig and paralegal Amanda Richardson.
She is accredited by the Legislation Culture of Scotland as a professional in spouse and children regulation and has completely practised in the field due to the fact 2006.
Having commenced her profession in 2005 as a trainee solicitor at Turcan Connell, Ms Christie is adept in fiscal provisions and little one law, on a regular basis showing in the Sheriff Court docket performing on economical and little one matters together with home and call disputes.
Previously at SKO Solicitors, Ms Christie is nicely-highly regarded in her field and will variety section of the senior administration crew at Back garden Stirling Burnet.
In the meantime, Ms Wilson, formerly of Melrose and Porteous Solicitors in Eyemouth and Duns in the Borders, brings 35 several years of legal expertise – together with 25 a long time as a companion – with a particular strength in courtroom-similar issues.
Ms Craig, who used to head the family workforce at Backyard Stirling Burnet, and relatives legislation paralegal Amanda Richardson, who has 20 many years of working experience jogging high worth matrimonial conditions, have also joined the workforce.
Back garden Stirling Burnet’s family members legislation staff will give comprehensive encounter in pre-nuptial, write-up-nuptial, pre-cohabitation and separation agreements.
The start of the new division follows the firm’s acquisition by Pals Lawful previous September.
Commenting, Ms Christie said: “We desired to just take an establishment which has a extensive-standing popularity inside of the neighborhood community and incorporate the best top quality loved ones law tips to its repertoire.
“To have the opportunity to make anything up from scratch is amazing. I did a related thing at a big Glasgow apply when it wished to open up a family members regulation branch in Edinburgh so, to have an chance like that again on a bigger scale is really exciting.”
She included: “We see terrific alternatives in redefining the family members legislation approach as a result of a collaborative approach with other firms inside the location. This will offer a extra ahead-considering and considerably less adversarial system of dispute resolution for consumers. We hope other solicitors in East Lothian will also be fascinated in producing this family-centered alternative course of action for the community.
“Garden Stirling Burnet experienced a robust household law presence, and so we want to set up the firm’s track record as the pinnacle for household legislation inside East Lothian and beyond.”
Tony O’Malley, taking care of partner of Yard Stirling Burnet, reported: “We’ve long regarded spouse and children regulation a genuine progress chance in East Lothian and are enthusiastic to have recruited Claire to lead the team as Authorized Director.
“She has a wonderful status and has all the authorized, management and advertising abilities essential to increase the division, not just in our main area of East Lothian, but beyond. She will also be a worthwhile member of the new senior management team.
“Kathryn brings a lot of a long time of family legislation encounter, but also of operating her very own law practice. Her expertise and enthusiasm will be a profit to Claire and the wider business enterprise. We are very fortuitous to have been able to recruit these kinds of high calibre lawyers and seem ahead to performing with them.”