Westwater Advocates

Kirsty Malcolm

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Practice Areas

Family law with a particular focus on financial provision on divorce and cohabitation. Reported cases include: Clarkson v Clarkson 2008 S.L.T. (Sh Ct) 2 [financial provision on divorce– setting aside agreement ]; B v B 2009 S.L.T. (Sh Ct) 249 [jurisdiction]; Simpson v Downie 2011 Fam L.R. 145 [cohabitation- time bar]; Murdoch v Murdoch 2012 S.C. 271 [financial provision on divorce – competency issues ]; City of Edinburgh Council v C 2012 Fam LR 132 [permanence order with authority to adopt ]; Gow v Grant 2011 S.C. 618 and 2013 SC (U.K.S.C) 1 [cohabitation- statutory interpretation]; Kerr v Mangan 2013 Fam LR 38 [cohabitation- claim on death re foreign property ]; H’s Guardian v H 2013 SLT (Sh Ct) 31 [divorce, Adult with Incapacity]; Cameron v Lukes 2014 GWD 7-144 [cohabitation – appeal]; Douglas v Bell 2014 Fam LR 2 [cohabitation – relevancy and time bar]; McIntyre v Stewart 2014 Fam LR 7 [cohabitation – pleadings and time bar]; Saunders v Martin 2014 Fam LR 86 [cohabitation]; Harley v Thompson 2015 Fam LR 45 [cohabitation]; City of Edinburgh Council v S 2015 SLT (Sh Ct) 69 [forced marriage protection orders]; S v S 2015 Fam LR 37 [divorce- date of separation]; H v H 2015 GWD 19-318 [relocation]; Melvin v Christie 2016 Fam LR [cohabitation]; Courtney's Executors v Campbell [2016] CSOH 136 [unjustified enrichment relationship with s.28 claims]; McDonald v McDonald 2016 SC 118 and [2017] UKSC 52 [pensions on divorce – statutory interpretation].

Professional Memberships

Treasurer Advocates Family Law Association, Faculty of Advocates Family Law Reform Sub Committee; Family Law Arbitration Group Scotland (FLAGS).


Solicitor in private practice 1989 – 2006 specialising in Family Law. Called to Bar June 2007.


Cohabitation (2nd edition) Thomson/W.Green [2011]; Editor Litigation Styles Lexis Nexis/Butterworths Scottish Family Law Service 2007-present.


LLB (Hons) Aberdeen; Dip LP, Glasgow. Glasgow University Senior tutor/Course Designer, for Diploma in Legal Practice, Family Law Elective – 2010/11. Accredited Arbitrator in Family Law.