Denise Laverty, Legal Director, Family Law

Denise Laverty, Legal Director, Family Law

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Denise is a Legal Director in our family law team. She is recognised as a leader in her field and is well-respected within the community of family lawyers in Scotland and for her particular strength advising on high-value financial matters involving family-owned companies and partnerships often with an international element. Denise has over 26 years’ experience of acting for married parties and cohabitees in all aspects of divorce and separation including advising on and negotiating complex financial provision following separation or divorce; advising on and drafting cohabitation and pre-nuptial agreements; resolving children disputes including residence, contact, parental rights and relocation and obtaining court orders where necessary within Scotland and England.

She has particular experience in advising on and acting in cross UK border jurisdictional issues and is recommended in Legal 500 for English and Scottish jurisdictional issues. She is the author and presenter of the Law Society of Scotland's advance training module in Jurisdictional Issues in Family Law. She has a specialism in dealing with armed forces divorce and pensions and is regularly recommended by armed forces clients to other armed forces members.

Denise is an accredited specialist in family law, an accredited family law mediator and an experienced collaborative family lawyer, a member of Consensus Scotland, of the Scottish Family Law Association, CALM and Resolution. She is qualified as a solicitor in both Scotland and in England and Wales. Denise has an empathetic and pragmatic approach to disputes and is highly recommended by clients for her for the breadth of her experience and knowledge, for remaining clear and focused and her sensitive way of resolving difficult issues.

In the most recent Chambers UK Guide, Denise is described as " always calm, level-headed and ensures all decisions made are considered carefully and in the interest of the client."