Since 2002, our expert legal services have been helping the people of Lanarkshire, Glasgow and surrounding areas through some of the most difficult periods in their lives.
Linda George MSc BA (Hons) DipLP NP
Over more than 25 years Linda has steadily built her reputation as a tenacious solicitor who achieves the best possible results for her clients and their families. Her primary area of interest has always been family law. Her expertise particularly in regard to cases involving children is widely recognised by Sheriffs who regularly appoint her as a Reporter and Curator to Children
Linda is formally accredited not only as a family law specialist but also a child law specialist and she is a mediator accredited by the Law Society. Linda’s wide range of legal qualifications has enabled her to successfully resolve issues for clients across the whole of the UK whilst her impressive combination of academic and legal qualifications gives her a unique ability to empathise with the needs of her clients.
Fiona Carey LLB DipLP NP
Accredited Solicitor and Mediator, Family Law
Fiona has been qualified as a solicitor for 30 years. During that time she has focused on family law and has been formally accredited as a family law mediator since 1998 and as a family law specialist since 2001. As clients’ needs and expectations have become more complex, Fiona’s experience over her 30 years has been critical in resolving financial issues on separation including particular experience when business and property interests are intertwined. She has a wealth of experience in disputes over children advising clients routinely on how to navigate these disputes to a successful conclusion in line with their expectations and appearing regularly in court as well as successfully mediating these types of disputes . She is routinely referred clients by other solicitors particularly in both complex and fraught cases. Fiona is firmly focused on delivering the highest possible quality service to her clients.
In 2003 the Law Society asked her to become a Peer Reviewer, reporting on the quality that solicitors throughout Scotland currently provide. Having been a tutor at Strathclyde University in family law since 2011, Fiona was appointed in 2016 to head the family law course for postgraduate/final year law students, ensuring that trainee solicitors maintain those high standards in the future.
Anne Brophy LLB (Hons) DipLP NP
Solicitor and Mediator
Qualified for over 27 years and specialising in family and child law matters, Anne is a Law Society accredited mediator with a reputation for dealing with anxious and complex matters in a sympathetic and professional manner. Respected by sheriffs and professional colleagues alike for the experience and wisdom she brings to any matter which has her attention, Anne is appointed on a regular basis to prepare Reports for the Court in cases where her knowledge and experience is invaluable in giving to the sheriff a broad and comprehensive overview of the situation as she sees it.
Anne’s abilities are recognised by her many appointments to outside bodies, for instance as the Assistant Secretary to the Lanarkshire Valuation Appeal Panel, as a Reviewer of children’s cases on behalf of the Scottish Legal Aid Board, and as a tutor in family law at Strathclyde University where students can learn and profit from Anne’s technical expertise.
Anne is an accredited mediator whose reputation in such matters is second to none, and was a National Convenor of the body of solicitor mediators accredited by the Law Society. She has been for many years a Director of Family Mediation South Lanarkshire and we are more than delighted to have Anne as a member of our highly dedicated team of specialists in family law.
Rachel Rodgers LLB DipLp NP
As Managing Director, Financial and Compliance Partner Rachel successfully undertakes responsibility for the day to day running of the firm and couples this with a busy practice. Specialising in all aspects of family law Rachel takes particular interest in the field of Guardianships and Powers of Attorney. A latecomer to the field of law, with extensive experience in the workplace behind her, Rachel is able to deal effectively with issues which can be a difficulty for families. Her wide experience gives her a sympathetic and realistic view of family problems and she uses her many skills in the pursuit of an outcome to those problems with prioritise the needs of the family. Always willing to listen, Rachel is a highly skilled and personable member of our team who takes all her many responsibilities seriously.
Emma Sadler LLB(Hons) DipLP NP
Emma joined us as a trainee and has been an asset to this firm ever since. Emma advises on all aspects of family law and child law and is in Court in the local area on a regular and consistent basis where her attention to detail and helpfulness is known and recognised by her colleagues, other solicitors instructing her, and indeed the Bench. Recently appointed Secretary to the local Faculty of Solicitors, Emma manages to combine this task with a commitment to and understanding of her clients’ needs. She is a hardworking and extremely competent solicitor and we are very pleased that she is still with us some four years later.
Lisa Gillespie LLB DipLp NP
Lisa runs our Lanark office and is in Court there on an almost daily basis, dealing not only with our cases in Lanark but appearing on behalf of other solicitors also. Despite being primarily Lanark based, Lisa also joins us here in Hamilton so that we can have the benefit of her experience and skills in the local area.
Lisa deals with a wide variety of legal issues although her primary focus is on family law, our specialisation. Lisa is particularly adept at dealing with matters brought to the attention of the Children’s Hearing system and has experience of referrals and adoptions which simply underlines her interest in child law. Lisa’s recent experience in that field at the Court of Session is a clear indication of her abilities and interest in all matters child-related. She was a welcome addition to our team just two years ago and has proved her worth to us on many occasions.
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