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Denise Laverty

Denise is a Partner in our Family Law team, she is recognised as a leader in her field and well-respected for her particular strength advising on high-value financial matters often with an international element.


With over 30 years’ experience in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, contact and residence disputes, cohabitation disputes, child abduction, relocation, maintenance, financial division of assets and pension sharing. She has a particular experience in cross UK border jurisdictional issues and has a specialism in dealing with armed forces divorce.

Denise is an accredited specialist in family law, an accredited family law mediator and an experienced collaborative family lawyer. She is qualified to practice in Scotland, England and Wales and advises clients throughout the UK. She is regularly asked to provide opinions to other firms of solicitors on cross border divorce issues. She has written articles on various family law issues that have been published in the Scottish and National press and is asked to appear on radio programmes including BBC radio Scotland to provide legal opinion on topical issues.

She also works closely with multi-disciplinary teams to ensure that clients’ needs are protected, including working alongside private client, tax, corporate, employment and pensions advisers in connection with the negotiation of financial settlements and in the preparation of complex pre- nuptial agreements. Denise combines a pragmatic and empathetic approach with her breadth and depth of expertise to provide the best advice to her clients.


  • Over 30 years’ experience in all aspects of family law
  • Qualified in Scotland and England
  • Accredited specialist in Family Law
  • Accredited family law mediator
  • Practising Collaborative family lawyer
  • Chambers UK Guide, Denise is described “Always calm, level-headed and ensures all decisions made are considered carefully and in the interest of the client."


  • Divorce
  • Pre-nuptial agreements
  • High value complex financial matters
  • Cross border intra UK divorce
  • Mediator and collaborative family lawyer