Balfour+Manson LLP

Shona Smith

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Partner in litigation department and head of family law. Accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a family law specialist. Has a particular interest in financial provision cases and cases with an international aspect, including both financial and child elements. Work includes issues surrounding separation and divorce, breakdown of cohabitation both on separation and death, cohabitation agreements and pre and post nuptial agreements. Has significant experience of dealing with cross border financial cases and is one of the Scottish organisers of the annual 4 Jurisdictions Conference.

Professional Memberships

Law Society of Scotland (Member of the Law Society Family Law Sub Committee); Member and past Chair of the Family Law Association; Member of Consensus and Member and former Board Member of the Scottish Child Law Centre; Mediator and member of CALM; Arbitrator and member of FLAGS.


Edinburgh University LLB (Hons) 1984-88. DIPLP 1988-1999. Qualified 1991. Joined Balfour+Manson LLP in 1996. Partner in 2002. Head off family law team 2012 to date. Co editor Greens Family Law Bulletin 2014 to date.