Karen Gibbons

Karen is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in family law and family law mediation. She is trained in collaborative practice and practices as a family law mediator. She has specialised in family law from the outset of her career and has extensive experience over the spectrum of family law case types with particular expertise in high value financial provision cases and cases with an international dimension. She is also highly experienced in child law matters, including those with cross border aspects and child abduction cases. Karen is a former chair and vice chair of Scotland's Family Law Association.
Contributed to

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Cohabitant claims in Scotland
Practice notes

This Practice Note provides an introduction to claims that may be made by cohabitants under Scottish law by virtue of the statutory scheme contained in sections 25 to 29 of the Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006 (FL(S)A 2006), including claims on separation or death. It considers matters of jurisdiction, orders that may be made by the Scottish courts and the approach to such claims.

Financial provision for spouses and civil partners in Scotland
Practice notes

This Practice Note provides an introduction to financial provision claims that may be made by spouses and civil partners under Scottish law by virtue of the Family Law (Scotland) Act 1985 (FL(S)A 1985), and sets out the principles and factors to be considered by the court when making orders for financial provision on divorce or dissolution in Scotland.

Private children proceedings in Scotland
Practice notes

This Practice Note provides an introduction to private children proceedings in Scotland, including as to parental responsibilities and rights and how they may be acquired, the appointment of a guardian, orders that may be made by the court under the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 and matters the court must have regard to. It also considers the jurisdiction of the Scottish courts in private children proceedings and procedure in both the sheriff court and the Court of Session.

Practice areas

Membership

  • Family Law Association
  • Consensus
  • CALM Scotland

Panel

  • Contributing Author

Education

  • University of Glasgow
  • Capital University Law School ' Ohio
  • Glasgow Graduate School of Law

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