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Caroline Gillespie

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Family law.


Having joined HBM Sayers in 2006 to work alongside Siobhan Kelly in the family law department which together they have continued to grow, Caroline’s case load comprises of a mixture of child law and financial provision on divorce. She 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 the instructed solicitor in a successful opposition to an action seeking to deprive a natural father of parental rights and responsibilities which is still understood to be the first to proceed to judicial determination in Scotland. She is regularly instructed in international child relocation and cohabitation claims. Caroline is trained in collaborative law. In addition to tutoring for Glasgow Bar Association, Caroline is increasingly invited to speak at seminars on Family Law and is now a partner in the new BLM. Now accredited by the Law Society as a specialist in both child and family law.


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.


The Family Law Association in Scotland; Glasgow Bar Association; The Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow; Consensus Collaboration Scotland; International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.


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


Jogging, reading.

Scotland: Private client


Within: Family

BLM’s ‘very experienced team’ stands out for its ‘in-depth knowledge’ in high-net-worth matrimonial cases and child welfare. Recent highlights include a number of complex financial provision cases that involve family-owned businesses and the division of assets. The team is co-led by Siobhan Kelly (‘at the very top of her game’ and ‘passionate about the client’s best interest’) and ‘formidableCaroline Gillespie , who deals with a broad range of family, child and matrimonial cases, with particular expertise in international child relocation and cohabitation.

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