Balfour+Manson LLP

Shona Smith

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Practice Areas

Partner in litigation department and Head of family law. Accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a family law specialist.  Work includes issues surrounding separation and divorce, breakdown of cohabitation both on separation and death, cohabitation agreements and pre and post nuptial agreements. Works both in the Sheriff Court and the Court of Session. She is also a family law mediator and arbitrator.


Trained Gray Muirhead WS; qualified 1991; Balfour+Manson LLP 1996, partner 2002, head of family law team 2012. Co editor Greens Family Law Bulletin 2014 to date.

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.