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Marisa Cullen


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Marisa is an Associate in our Family Law team, based in Glasgow.

Individuals and Families expertise

Marisa is an accredited specialist in Family Law and accredited specialist in Child Law. Marisa has particular expertise in international 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 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.

She 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. 

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

Marisa is an accredited family law specialist. She is also a committee member of the Law Society of Scotland's Family Law Sub-Committee where she contributes to the work of the committee which can include responding to new pieces of family law legislation and liaising with both UK and EU law societies.  

Recent Content by Marisa Cullen

20 Nov 2019

Today is the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

This year marks the 60th anniversary of UN General Assembly Declaration of the Rights of the Child and today marks the 30th anniversary of the...
Marisa Cullen
25 Oct 2019

What Constitutes a Defence of "consent" under The 1980 Hague Convention?

A client is seeking advice on whether she can defend court proceedings. She has just been served with a Court of Session Petition seeking the return...
Marisa Cullen
16 Apr 2019

Ukrainian Tycoon allegedly involved in International Child Abduction

Mr Justice Mostyn, a senior high court judge in England, has allowed the media to name alleged child abductors in an international child abduction...
Marisa Cullen


Law Society Accredited SpecialistLaw Award of Scotland - Winner 2017