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Marisa is an Associate in our Family Law team, based in Glasgow. She has two accreditations from the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in both family law and child law. While covering all areas of family law, she is particularly known for her expertise in the field of cross border and international child law. 

Marisa is an accredited specialist in family law and accredited specialist in child law. Marisa has particular expertise in international parental child abduction. She receives direct referrals from the Scottish government in this area and deals with enquires from child abduction charities. She has lectured and written articles on the subject. She is a full member of CALA, an English law group comprising child abductions specialists. She acts for both parents who have had their children removed from them and for those who have wrongfully removed children. Marisa understands the stress and anxiety that clients go through in this complex and specialist area of law.

Individuals and Families expertise

Marisa has experience in all types of family law including financial provision on divorce, cohabitation matters and child related issues. In recent years referrals in cross border, relocation and interdict/port stop cases have increased. She deals with clients throughout the UK and frequently advises clients in Europe, Asia, Australia and the US. More recently, Marisa has seen an increase in referrals from London based family lawyers who require her cross border expertise.

Marisa always attempts to achieve a successful outcome for clients through negotiation but has extensive experience in courts across Scotland should court action be required.

What our clients and peers say: 

‘Marisa Cullen has very extensive experience of Hague Convention (child abduction) applications. She is adept at identifying and dealing with the issues which arise quickly and efficiently.’

Legal 500 2020/21

Recent Content by Marisa Cullen

12 Aug 2021

My ex-partner will not send my child back after summer holiday contact - what can I do?

The end of the school summer holidays can bring mixed feelings for most families, relief that the childcare roller-coaster has been effectively...
Marisa Cullen
30 Jul 2021

Child abduction actions in Scotland

Marisa Cullen, an associate in our Glasgow family law team, has been asked by Thomson Reuters to be a guest editor on their Practical Law platform. 
Marisa Cullen
30 Jun 2021

Why habitual residence is so important in International parental child abduction cases

In the case of ML v JH 2021 CSOH 50 we acted for the Petitioner mother. The Petitioner sought the return of her son who was two years old from...
Marisa Cullen


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