family law

Family law

We have extensive expertise in dealing with the sort of delicate negotiations that comprise family law and we take the time to learn about your issue and how we can best help you.

family law solicitors Gilson Gray

Experienced family law solicitors who are here for you

As experienced family lawyers, we know that life can be complicated, and never more so than when dealing with personal relationships.

We recognise that clients need clear, pragmatic and sensible advice, whether dealing with negotiation of a prenuptial agreement, resolving issues relating to the care of children or addressing the financial issues arising out of a separation or divorce.

We have an exceptional record of resolving both child-related and financial disputes by negotiation, but in the cases where that does not prove possible, we have the expertise to successfully litigate on your behalf in either the Court of Session or Sheriff Court.

Every situation is unique, and our advice is tailored to your needs. We have extensive expertise in dealing with the sort of delicate negotiations that comprise family law and we take the time to learn about your issue and how we can best help you. Our team of family law solicitors are specialists in cross-border and international aspects of Family Law and can advise on jurisdictional issues and enforcement of foreign court orders.

This is not a service we offer to consumers in England.

Useful Documents

East Lothian Ladies - Financial Implications on Separation
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East Lothian Ladies Cohabitation Presentation
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When life doesn’t sail smoothly

Our divorce lawyers are here to support and guide you through difficult times.

Experienced family lawyers

Our family law solicitors are empathetic, pragmatic and supportive.


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Philippa Cunniff

Partner, Head of Family Law

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Sally Nash


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Sarah Feeney


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Shona Young

Senior Associate

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Edward Fitzgerald

Senior Solicitor

What our clients say

  • Anonymous
  • Family Law

“I am tremendously grateful to you for all that you have done to get me to this point – both over the long period during which the Agreement was negotiated and at various difficult moments since then.  It is a huge relief to finally have this resolved, and your perspective and expertise have been absolutely indispensable.”

  • Pauline
  • Family Law

“I wanted to thank you for encouraging a tasteful and diplomatic separation. It’s made a huge difference to an already difficult time.”

  • Lynn
  • Family Law

“I just wanted to thank you for all that you have done to support Andrew and ourselves. Finally, we have the right outcome and the boys will have a more secure long term future.”

  • Neil Walls
  • Family Law & Residential Conveyancing

“Gilson helped me understand the best way of getting these three pieces of work done. Very approachable and friendly staff and was very flexible and understanding of my needs as a client. Were very patient with me when I was struggling to understand the legal jargon. Would confidently use Gilson Gray’s services again.”


  • Anonymous
  • Family Law

“I have always found Denise Laverty to be an exceptional lawyer… on the basis of her professional legal excellence.”

  • Family Law Testimonial

Firstly I want to say a heartfelt thank you for your support over the last few weeks. I’m aware that your first duty is to the court, but I could not have done what I needed to do recently without your calm and authoritative counsel. You gave me the freedom to make my own decisions. I’m also aware that you and your team worked extremely hard to prepare me for court at very short notice.

  • Family Law Testimonial

Denise has consistently provided well balanced expert advice, throughout a long drawn out divorce and custody case. Denise’s in depth knowledge and experience of both Scottish and English Divorce law, has guided me through a very difficult period in my life. Her reasoned approach, often tempering my naturally emotional reaction to events, was always well timed and well placed, hindsight proving her judgement correct on all occasions.