Jamie Foulis > Balfour+Manson LLP > Edinburgh, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

Balfour+Manson LLP

Work Department

Litigation - Family


Partner in Family Law team. Jamie has acted in a range of family law actions, concerning financial provision, child-related matters, cessation of cohabitation and international elements, as well as dealing with the preparation of Agreements before and after marriage and post-separation and advising clients in connection with Guardianship matters. His caseload has included complex Court of Session divorces, largely relating to the division of matrimonial property, and a range of actions in the Sheriff Court concerning both children and financial matters. Also experience and expertise in regulatory and disciplinary law.


Trained with Balfour+Manson from 2011-2013; qualified 2013; promoted to associate 2015; assumed as partner in 2017; current committee member of the Family Law Association; member of the advisory group for the family law reform project led by Kate Dowdalls QC, Commissioner, at the Scottish Law Commission currently focusing on the reform of the law of cohabitation; volunteer with Citizen’s Advice and Gingerbread and formerly a tutor with the School Mock Court Project and the University of Edinburgh’s Free Legal Advice Centre.


Family Law Association; Scottish Young Lawyers Association; Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers


High School Of Dundee; University Of Edinburgh 2006-2011 (LLB Hons With Joint Honours In Law And History; Diploma In Legal Practice)


Lives in Fife. Enjoys sports (including football, rugby and running), music, film and reading.

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.