Susan Oswald > SKO > Edinburgh, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

SKO
18 George Street
EDINBURGH
EH2 2PF
Scotland

Position

Founding director of SKO Family Law Specialists. Accredited by Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in child law and family mediator. Particular, and widely acknowledged, expertise in child law issues. Extensive experience acting in cross-border public child law matters (especially for Local Authorities and English agents). Routinely appointed by the courts as a reporter and curator ad litem in family cases. Practises full range of family law cases including divorce, separation and financial provision. Extensive experience in child residence and contact cases, adoption, child abduction (Hague and non-Hague) and specific issue order applications. Extensive experience of appearing in the Sheriff Court. Highly sought after mediator and adept at assiting in the most intractable matters.

Career

Trained Skene Edwards; qualified 1996. Assistant and latterly partner, Erskine MacAskill. Founding director, SKO Family Law Specialists 2008.

Memberships

Board member and Trustee, Family Mediation Lothian 2019- to date; CALM (Comprehensive Accredited Lawyer Mediators), Family Law Association, Convenor first hand (carers respite charity) 2001 to 2013, Friend St Columbas.

Education

Knox Academy, Haddington; Edinburgh University MA (hons) 1983, LLB 1993, Dip LP 1994.

Leisure

Skiing, reading, swimming.