Lisa Girdwood > Brodies LLP > Glasgow, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

Brodies LLP
G1 3BX

Work Department

Family Law


Lisa is recognised as an expert family lawyer, based in our Glasgow and Edinburgh offices. Accredited as a specialist in child law, family law and in mediation she is passionate about achieving fair and equitable financial settlements for her clients as well as achieving positive outcomes for children.

Lisa advises in all aspects of financial provision on separation from the division of high net worth estates to cases involving complex business structures and cross border issues. She is regularly instructed in challenging child law cases including relocation, residence and contact disputes and international child abduction.


Qualified 1990; Partner  Bonar Mackenzie 2000-2011; joined  Family Law Team at Simpson & Marwick as partner  December 2011; joined Brodies LLP as  Partner  June 2015.


Family Law Association; CONSENSUS Collaboration Scotland ; CALM (Comprehensive Accredited Lawyer Mediators); International Academy of Collaborative Practitioners (IACP)


University of Edinburgh MA(Hons) 1985 LLB( Dist),1987 Dip LP 1988


Interests include travel and running

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Private client > Family

(Leading individuals)

Lisa Girdwood – Brodies LLP

With an experienced bench of family law specialists, the family law practice at Brodies LLP is well placed to handle a wide range of instructions, from complex and high-value divorces to child abduction cases and residence issues; with the arrival of Jacqueline Stroud from MacRoberts LLP in June 2022, the team also boosted its capabilities in financial provision and mediation work. Shaun George leads the group from the firm’s Aberdeen office, while Lisa Girdwood, who excels in international child abduction cases, is a key contact in Glasgow. Other key individuals include the Inverness-based Sarah Lilley (child law and family law mediation) and the Aberdeen-based Susie Mountain (particular expertise in the relocation of children); both were elevated to the partnership in May 2022. At associate level, the team is supported by Victoria Varty and Garry Sturrock. Senior associate Debbie Reekie  recently joined from BTO; she is known for being ‘very easy to deal with‘ and ‘adopting a constructive approach to her cases‘.