I have been a Family Law solicitor since 1987, and a lawyer mediator since 2003. I am a partner in my firm and specialise in the area of Family Law. I am a past Chair of the Family Law Association, and am currently the Convenor of CALM. I regularly provide training to lawyers, law students and public sector organisations, in the various aspects of family law and mediation, and am recognised as an expert in cases involving domestic abuse. I am the editor and co-author of the publication Domestic Abuse and Scots Law and an editor for Greens Practice Styles.