Caroline Gillespie > BLM > Glasgow, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

BLM
13 BATH STREET
GLASGOW
G2 1HY
Scotland

Work Department

Family law.

Position

Caroline is head of the family law team and partner in Glasgow.

Having practiced for over 30 years, Caroline is an experienced litigator especially in both Court of Session and Sheriff Court

Her caseload comprises a broad range of family, child and matrimonial cases with renowned expertise in international child relocation and cohabitation claims and also complex financial provision cases.

She is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in family law and child law.

She is trained in Collaborative Law.

Caroline was the instructing solicitor in the reported case of Price v Baxter which made a determination regarding the interaction between spousal separation agreements and testamentary provision.

She was also the instructing solicitor in a successful opposition to an action seeking to deprive a natural father of parental rights and responsibilities. It is understood to be unique in that it proceeded to Proof on the issue and received judicial determination.

Caroline regularly speaks at high profile external conferences on family law and recently spoke on Brexit and family law and cross-border jurisdiction issues.

Career

Qualified 1989; trained and assistant Barton & Hendry 1988-1992; assistant and partner T.F. Reid & Donaldson between 1992-2002; assistant Carr & Company 2002-06; assistant, associate, senior associate HBM Sayers, assumed as partner 2011-14; partner BLM 2014 to date, following merger with HBM Sayers

Memberships

Family Law Association in Scotland
Collaborative lawyer and Notary Public
Consensus Collaboration Scotland
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
Glasgow Bar Association

Education

Ardrossan Academy; University of Strathclyde (1987 LLB, 1988 Dip LP).

Leisure

Jogging, reading.

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Private client > Family

BLM‘s Scottish practice advises on a range of family law matters, covering complex financial provision and child contact and residency arrangements resulting from divorce. Practice head Caroline Gillespie has advised on a number of cross-border financial provision and contact cases, with a strong track record of defending and opposing the validity of foreign judgements. Assistant solicitor Nicola Buchanan is another key contact in the practice, with experience of handling sensitive child welfare cases.