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