Alison Edmondson > SKO > Edinburgh, Scotland > Lawyer Profile
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Director of SKO Family Law Specialists – SKO. Accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in family law and as a family mediator. Founding member of steering group of FLAGS (Family Law Arbitration Group Scotland) and FLAGS arbitrator. Trained collaborative lawyer. Past tutor in family law at Edinburgh University. Postgraduate certificate in mediation and conflict resolution from University of Strathclyde. Practice centres on financial provision and financial issues arising from separation and parenthood. Has particular interest in tax issues in family law cases – a subject on which she has written for the ‘Journal of the Law Society of Scotland’ – and unusual and/or complex cases including disputed paternity legal rights (inheritance) claims and family contracts including pre and post nups.
Trained Turcan Connell, 2004; qualified 2004; assistant solicitor and latterly associate family law team, Turcan Connell, (2004-2011); director SKO, 2011. Publications of note: ‘Splitting from the taxman – tax consequences of separation’ and ‘Surprise Results – unintended consequences of tax planning in divorce’, ‘Journal of the Law Society of Scotland’ respectively Vol 55 (January 2010) and Vol 55 (September 2010).
Family Law Association; CALM (Comprehensive Accredited Lawyer Mediators); FLAGS (Family Law Arbitration Group Scotland); Consensus Collaboration Scotland; IACP (International Academy of Collaborative Professionals).
Mary Erskine School, Edinburgh; University of Aberdeen (2001, LLB, hons, law and French, 2:1); University of Edinburgh (2002, Dip LP); University of Strathclyde (2011, postgradute certificate in mediation and conflict resolution).
Photography, hill walking, Church of Scotland elder.
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Praised for its ‘unrivalled breadth and depth of knowledge’, boutique firm SKO fields a strong team, whose expertise runs the full gamut of family and child law matters, with demonstrable strength in multijurisdictional work, novel child law cases and surrogacy and parentage matters. The highly regarded Rachael Kelsey, a ‘towering figure in family law’, has considerable expertise advising on both Scottish and international family law, and is a key member of the team alongside Robert Gilmour, who takes point on surrogacy, parentage and cohabitation issues, Alison Edmondson, who focuses on high-net-worth matters involving corporate and tax issues, Susan Oswald, who routinely acts for local authorities on public child law cases, and associate Seonaid Cochrane.