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Balfour+Manson LLP

42 CARDEN PLACE, ABERDEEN, AB10 1UP, SCOTLAND
Tel:
Work 01224 498080
Fax:
Fax 01224 498081
DX:
AB42 ABERDEEN
Email:
Web:
https://www.balfour-manson.co.uk
Aberdeen, Edinburgh

Kirsten Knight

Tel:
Work 01224 498077
Email:
Web:
www.balfour-manson.co.uk/our-people/kirsten-knight/
Balfour+Manson LLP

Work Department

Family.

Position

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.

Career

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.

Member

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

Education

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

Leisure

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.


Scotland: Private client

Family

Within: Family

Balfour+Manson LLP’s ‘very experienced and hard-working’ team handle all aspects of family law, drawing on experience in cross-border matters and the firm’s wider private client expertise. Practice head Shona Smith, who gives ‘sensible and clear advice’, often handles negotiated settlements in the Sheriff Court and Court of Session. Kirsten Knight’s practice encompasses divorce, cohabitation, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, child-related disputes and adoptions. ‘Experienced beyond his years’, Jamie Foulis advises clients on the spectrum of non-contentious family matters. Associate Iain Thomson is recommended for his ‘quick-wittedness’ and ‘impressive familiarity with the Court of Session’.

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