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Siobhan Kelly

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Family law.


Having led the family law department of HBM Sayers since its inception, Siobhan with her colleagues has now brought family law to the new BLM. Over the years, that practice has taken her through an ever increasing number of high-value and complex financial provision divorce cases, notably the decisions of the Court of Session in Sweeney v Sweeney and Coyle v Coyle as well as the more unusual aspects of financial provision including enforcement of foreign decrees. In the area of child law, she was Curator ad Litem in the significant 2010 decision of the Supreme Court in Principal Reporter v K. Siobhan is regularly appointed by the sheriffs of the dedicated Family Law Court in Glasgow, of which she is a keen advocate to act as a curator to children or to report and make recommendations to the court on the future arrangements for their care. The developing issues in cohabitation and international child relocation cases are also now very much a core element of the firm’s growing family practice together with Collaborative law. Siobhan is accredited by The Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in family law and child law and is a Flags family law arbitrator.


Trainee and assistant Ross Harper, Glasgow; qualified 1988; associate and partner Ian S Smart, Cumbernauld 1992-96; assistant and associate Hamilton Burns and Moore, Glasgow 1990-92, HBM Sayers 1996-2014, made partner 2000; partner BLM 2014 to date, following merger with HBM Sayers.




Family Law Association; Alliance Francaise. Trustee of The HCPT Pilgrimage Trust.


Our Lady and St Francis Secondary; University of Strathclyde (1986 LLB (Hons); Dip LP; 2008 Post Graduate Diploma in French Language).


Music, playing guitar, literature.

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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