Ms Victoria Varty > Brodies LLP > Edinburgh, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

Brodies LLP
Capital Square
58 Morrison Street


Victoria is recognised as an expert litigator in family law, based in our Edinburgh office. With over 16 years’ experience, Victoria handles all aspects of family law, including resolving financial issues which arise from the breakdown of relationships and disputes concerning children.

An accredited specialist in child law, Victoria believes that wherever possible resolving disputes by negotiation or mediation is in everyone’s best interests. However, when necessary, Victoria is an experienced litigator at all levels. She has conducted a number of proofs in the Sheriff Court, and is regularly instructed not only by individuals but by other solicitors throughout Scotland to deal with complex or high value family actions raised in the Court of Session.  Victoria also has been instructed in appellate proceedings at all levels, including the UK Supreme Court.

Victoria has a particular interest in cases with an international dimension and often receives referrals from clients, solicitors and Counsel in cases involving relocation and other cross border matters.

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Private client > Family

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‘.