Leading Silks

Janys Scott KC - Westwater Advocates 'Janys exudes gravitas and provides the client with reassurance and straightforward advice. She is succinct and commanding in court. Exceptional knowledge and experience in the area of family law.'

Leading Juniors

Roddy MacLeod - Terra Firma Chambers 'A junior with a calm head and charisma that clients welcome.'
Derek Francis - Terra Firma Chambers 'Derek's knowledge of trust law is exceptional. He is methodical and measured in his approach to matters.'
Rachel Shewan - Westwater Advocates 'Rachel is calm and efficient in her manner with clients, and in court. She has authority and is always willing to assist. Her knowledge of the law is first class.'
Scott McAlpine - Westwater Advocates 'Scott is a fierce and talented advocate and an excellent cross-examiner. He puts clients at ease but is also not afraid of straight talking if necessary.'

Private client and family in Scottish Bar

Westwater Advocates

Westwater Advocates garners praise for its ‘tremendous strength in depth‘ in the family law arena, and fields a team of ‘the most experienced and able selection of family counsel at the Scottish Bar‘. Janys Scott KC is highly regarded as ‘the most experienced family silk at the Scottish Bar‘. Kirsty Malcolm KC is well known for advising on cohabitation matters, especially involving financial claims, and is equally adept at handling complex child law cases involving residence and contact matters, adoption, and cross-border child relocation issues. Rachel Shewan is ‘a consummate professional‘ and is instructed in high-value financial provision cases, and Scott McAlpine has niche expertise in assisting with contentious cases involving surrogacy and assisted reproduction.

Testimonials

Stable

An excellent stable.’

Westwater is a superbly helpful and friendly stable.’

The stable is well known for its focus on family law.’

The stable has a strong offering in the field of family law.’

Westwater has a number of excellent family law advocates.’

Clerking

Sheila Westwater is excellent.’

The clerks are excellent – Jane Morrison is a delight to deal with.’

The clerks at Westwater are very helpful and responsive.’

Sheila Westwater is a legendary figure in Edinburgh.’

The clerks are all a joy to work with.’