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SKO

FORSYTH HOUSE, 93 GEORGE STREET, EDINBURGH, EH2 3ES, SCOTLAND
Tel:
Work 0131 243 2583
Fax:
Fax 0131 243 2582
DX:
LP 93 EDINBURGH-2
Email:
Web:
www.sko-family.co.uk

Robert Gilmour

Tel:
Work 0131 243 2583
Email:
SKO

Position

Director of SKO Family Ltd – Sheehan Kelsey Oswald Family Law Specialists. Accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in family law and as a family mediator. FLAGS (Family Law Arbitration group Scotland) arbitrator. Regularly appointed by the Court as reporter and curator ad litem in family cases (in respect of both children and incapax adults). His practice covers the full range of matrimonial and child-related cases including divorce, dissolution, cohabitation claims, financial provision, residence/contact, specific issue orders and relocation. Recognised for particular expertise in cohabitant claims – acted for successful applicant in ground breaking and widely reported Supreme Court case of Gow v Grant (undertaking all advocacy at first instance). Extensive experience of advocacy including conduct of proofs, debates and other contentious hearings in the Sheriff Court (Scotland wide).

Career

Trained Oag and Company & Hilary L. Grieve, Dumfries; assistant solicitor, John Henderson and sons, Dumfries; assistant solicitor, Lovells, Edinburgh; associate and latterly partner, Hughes Walker, Edinburgh; director, SKO 2013.

Member

CALM (Comprehensive Accredited Lawyer Mediators); EBA (Edinburgh Bar Association); FLAGS.

Education

University of Edinburgh (1993 LLB (Hons) 2(1); 1994 Dip LP).

Leisure

Family, walking, history, crosswords, board games, whisky.


Scotland: Private client

Family

Within: Family

The β€˜utterly professional and brilliant’ team at SKO has β€˜significant international expertise and exceptionally skilled lawyers’, who are β€˜particularly well versed in dealing with high-value financial provision cases’. It handles a steady flow of post-nuptial and pre-nuptial work alongside a wide range of child-related matters such as cross-border surrogacy, child abduction, adoption and relocation. Susan Oswald is β€˜an unfailingly calm beacon of strength’; β€˜particularly effective in child-related disputes’ she β€˜combines cool analysis with an effortless ability to put even the most stressed of clients at ease’. Recently, she represented a client in a cross-border adoption case in the Court of Session, which involved working with a number of social work agencies due to mental health issues. β€˜An outstanding lawyer for complex financial issues’, Rachael Kelsey acted for the father in a high-profile divorce and financial provision case at the Court of Session. She attracts praise for being β€˜phenomenally strong on the law while looking at everything practically and with the client in mind’, and for her β€˜boundless energy and superb judgement’. Robert Gilmour, who β€˜provides pragmatic and sensible advice’, acted for a client in public and private law proceedings pertaining to sexual abuse allegations. Associate and β€˜rising star’ John West is β€˜brilliant and totally unflappable’.

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