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Carolyn MacBride


  • Accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Family Law since 1995
  • Former Chair of the Family Law Association
  • Highly regarded by family law peers and recognised as a leading family law practitioner, (Chambers and Legal 500)
  • Carolyn has both lectured on  and contributed media articles on family law issues

Areas of practice

  • Trained in inter disciplinary Collaborative practice
  • Carolyn has over 20 years’ experience as a specialist family lawyer and more than 30 years experience as a solicitor. She has been involved in many high worth and complex cases, including Court of Session and Sheriff court cases.
  • Divorce, separation, civil partnership, financial provision on separation and divorce, Child Support, residence and contact, child relocation issues, pre-nuptial agreements, cohabitation agreements and cohabitant claims.

What Carolyn’s clients and Legal Directories say

  • "A very able lawyer”, (Chambers 2016)
  • “She is a fighter – in a good way” (Chambers 2016)
  • “Steered me on the right lines even if uncomfortable and ensured my best interests were my main concern” (Legal 500 2010)
  • “You have restored my faith in the legal system”
  • “Thank you for your professional and supportive approach”
  • "Carolyn MacBride is well regarded for her handling of financial proceedings, including cohabitant claims. One satisfied client notes that 'her confidence and knowledge were a great source of comfort in a trying and difficult situation'.".
    - (Chambers 2014)
  • Carolyn "skillfully guided me to a point where I felt very clear and secure about the process” and is described as "extremely efficient and tactically very strong." (Chambers 2015)
  • "Very knowledgeable and committed" and "a very safe pair of hands"
    - (Chambers 2015)
  • "Carolyn is a very experienced and knowledgeable solicitor who can bring calm, reassurance and wise counsel in the most difficult of circumstances"
  • "Carolyn's approach is insightful; she gets straight to the heart of the issue, offering practical advice, support, guidance and solutions... Carolyn has been a pillar of strength to me, effortlessly guiding me through the myriad of legal complexities relative to divorce law"

You can contact Carolyn by email at cmm@mtmfamilylaw.co.uk

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