Kirsty Malcolm


Kirsty Malcolm practised as a solicitor in Glasgow, primarily in the field of civil litigation specialising in family law, for 17 years prior to calling to the Bar. Her caseload involved working on child related disputes, financial provision in high value divorce cases, pre-nuptial agreements and cross border issues relative to children, whether child abduction or relocation.

She represented the pursuer in the case of Calleja v Calleja 1996 SC 479 and whilst appearing regularly in the sheriff court also worked in negotiating many high value financial settlements outwith the courts.

Since calling to the Bar her practice has still been focused on family law, with an ever increasing level of exposure to high value divorce cases. She has developed an excellent reputation for her work relating to financial claims by former cohabitants, a new and developing area of the law since 2006.

Her practice also includes cases dealing solely with child related issues, such as residence, contact, relocation, adoption and permanence orders. Other private client areas on which she advises include welfare and enduring powers of attorney, trust creation and interpretation, and Wills and executry issues.

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LLB (Hons), University of Aberdeen
Dip LP, University of Glasgow