Who We Are : Our Team of Family Law Experts

Carolyn MacBride

Carolyn MacBride Family LawyerCarolyn is one of the most experienced family lawyers practising in Scotand 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.


  • 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 almost 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.

What Carolyn’s clients and Legal Directories say

  • “A very able lawyer”
    – (Chambers 2016)
  • “She is a fighter – in a good way”
    – (Chambers 2016)
  • “You have restored my faith in the legal system”
  • “Thank you for your professional and supportive approach”
  • “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 “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)
  • “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)

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