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Karen Wylie

Associate
Glasgow Office
0141 274 1102
Karen is an experienced associate in our Family Law team who has been accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Family Law and Child Law. Karen is also a notary public and can help you with any related requirements you may have.

Karen provides expert advice and guidance on a broad range of family law matters including: separation and financial provision on divorce (sometimes referred to as 'legal separation' or 'divorce settlements'), disputes about the residence of children and contact with children, financial support (or aliment) for children and spouses, pre-nuptial agreements and cohabitation agreements, orders determining the parentage of children (called 'declarators of parentage or non parentage'), adoption including step-parent adoption, Guardianships and cohabitation claims on separation or death. We can advise you on the cost of a divorce, and in certain cases, may be able to offer a fixed fee.

Membership & Awards
Law Society of Scotland
Family Law Association
Accredited Specialist

Business Expertise

Karen advises clients on a wide range of family law, child law and adults with incapacity issues.

Karen's approach is to deal with matters as amicably as possible in the hope issues can be resolved by negotiation where that is appropriate. In other cases, where litigation is required, Karen has considerable experience of litigation and she has had cases calling in both the Court of Session and in the Sheriff Courts across Scotland.

Public Sector Expertise

Karen has expertise in the areas of child law, education law (such as placing request appeals) and Adults With Incapacity matters in the public sector. Karen has acted for a number of local authorities across Scotland.

She has a particular interest in child law and she enjoys advising and acting for Local Authorities in child law matters such as applications for permanence orders and permanence orders with authority to adopt. Many of Karen's permanence cases which have gone to a full evidential hearing have been conducted by her both with and without the assistance of counsel.  She deals with these cases with care and skill, meeting the necessary court deadlines, at times under considerable pressure.

Karen will undertake all work necessary in the preparation, running and conduct of Permanence Orders and Permanence Orders with Authority to Adopt cases, and placing request appeals. Karen has successfully conducted evidential hearings together with procedural hearings in such cases in a number of courts across Scotland.  

Individuals & Families Expertise

Karen is an experienced Associate in our Family Law Team and has been accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Family Law and Child Law.

Karen provides expert advice and guidance  for a broad range of family law matters including: separation and financial provision on divorce, disputes about the residence of children and contact with children, financial support (or aliment) for children and spouses, pre-nuptial agreements and  cohabitation agreements, orders determining the parentage of children (called 'declarators of parentage or non parentage', adoption including step-parent adoption, Guardianships and cohabitation claims on separation or death.

A particular strength of Karen's is child law and in particular the adoption process. Her calm, considered manner is of particular benefit to clients throughout  this process, which many of our clients can attest to.