Carolyn MacBride Family Lawyer. Carolyn is one of the most experienced family lawyers practising in Scotland today. Numerous clients have benefited from her no nonsense straightforward advice. Carolyn has the ability to recognise what is important to clients quickly and to base her advice on what will be the best outcome for the client in the future. She is an effective negotiator who will represent her client’s viewpoint powerfully yet her extensive knowledge of the collaborative process allows her to recognise when it is necessary to litigate and when it is not. An excellent lawyer to have on your side who over the years has been involved in cases that have shaped Family law in Scotland.
In Doyles Guide 2020, Carolyn was recognised by her peers as one of the only two preeminent family & divorce lawyers in Glasgow(along with partner Shona Templeton), practising in the areas of family, divorce, parenting, spousal maintenance and matrimonial law matters.
Carolyn has also been recognised once again as one of the top three family lawyers in Glasgow by Three Best Rated and as “one of the most experienced family lawyers practising in Scotland today”.
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 an accredited specialist family lawyer and 40 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.
ACCREDITED SPECIALIST IN FAMILY LAW
Carolyn is one of the most experienced family lawyers practising in Scotland today.
Numerous clients have benefited from her no nonsense straightforward advice. Carolyn has the ability to recognise what is important to clients quickly and to base her advice on what will be the best outcome for the client in the future.
“Carolyn is vastly experienced, has a very good grasp of the subject matter and is always well organised.”
– (Chambers 2022)
“Carolyn is very highly regarded for her detailed knowledge, mastery of detail and her ability to simplify complex issues.”
– (Legal 500 2022)
Carolyn MacBride has considerable experience advising on high-value financial provision proceedings in relation to separation and divorce. She often handles cases involving cross-border elements both within the UK and internationally. “I found her advice invaluable,” reports a client, adding: “She was committed to my welfare but, at the same time, was firm when guidance was required.”
– (Chambers 2020)
Carolyn MacBride is well versed in same-sex cohabitation claims and civil partnership issues. She also acts in international child relocations. One interviewee says: “She was able to provide me with the support I needed at what was a very stressful time by instilling a confidence in me that she really knew what she was doing.”
– (Chambers 2020)
“Carolyn is noted for her work in divorce proceedings involving business structures, as part of a broader practice which includes child contact cases and cohabitation claims.”
“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”
Carolyn was described as “knowledgeable and experienced”. She was further described as “keeping abreast of developments”.
– (Legal 500 2017)
Carolyn was described as “personable and approachable” and the clients “feel they can talk to her about anything”
– (Chambers 2017)
“Very knowledgeable and committed” and “a very safe pair of hands”
– (Chambers 2015)
Carolyn “skilfully 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)
“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)
“Steered me on the right lines even if uncomfortable and ensured my best interests were my main concern”
– (Legal 500 2010)
Delighted clients have praised Carolyn’s handling of their cases:-“ Thank you again for all your hard work, tenacity and good counsel in dealing with my case. You are in my opinion an exceptional lawyer.”
“I am extremely satisfied with the advice, guidance and support you afforded me. I appreciate that this is what you are dealing with on a daily basis, however, for me it was a traumatic situation, especially given the length of my marriage….”
You can contact Carolyn by email at firstname.lastname@example.org