Kirsten Knight > Balfour+Manson LLP > Aberdeen, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

Balfour+Manson LLP
AB10 1UP

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Partner and accredited family law specialist. Kirsten advises client’s on a wide range of work types including divorces, cohabitations, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, child related disputes and adoptions. Much of Kirsten’s work involves international elements. Kirsten regularly draws upon her litigation experience in appearing for client’s in Sheriff Courts and has been the principal solicitor for clients in a number of novel and/or high value Court of Session actions. She is also a trained collaborative solicitor and mediator and is keen to utilise these alternative methods of dispute resolution. Kirsten has previously sat as a panel practice advisor for the Children’s Panel in Aberdeen City and as a part time tutor on the Diploma in Legal Practice at RGU in both professional ethics and family law.


Trained with Ledingham Chalmers 2007-2009; Solicitor and subsequently associate with Ledingham Chalmers 2009-2016; Associate with Balfour+Manson 2016-2017 and assumed Partner in 2017.


Consensus Collaboration Scotland; Family Law Association; Law Society Accredited Specialist in Family Law.


Aberdeen University LLB (Hons) and Diploma in Legal Practice.


Immediate past chair of the Lyric Musical Society and a member involved in their various productions. Enjoys walking, mountain biking and is a classically trained singer.

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Private client > Family

Balfour+Manson LLP‘s family practice is chiefly focused on divorce work. The firm has a track record of work on financial provision, cases relating to cohabitants’ rights, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, child residence and contact arrangements. Shona H Smith, who leads the practice, is a qualified arbitrator and mediator, and has negotiated settlements both in the Sheriff Court and in the Court of Session. Lynne Mulcahy has extensive experience in complex financial provision cases for high net worth individuals. Kirsten Knight’s practice is geared towards cases with an international aspect, while Jamie Foulis, made partner in 2017, focuses on pre- and post-nuptial arrangements.