About Johnson Legal Family Law…

Our Family Law team work hard to keep you informed about every step and the range of options open to you. It is vitally important to us that during this upsetting and difficult time in your life that you can speak openly and honestly to us, so we can understand how best to give you confidence and support. Sometimes the advice isn’t always what you want to hear but we will explain and give you solid practical advice about how to move forward.

We pride ourselves on ensuring you understand why every course of action is recommended, on our ability to form excellent professional relationships with our clients so when our file is closed there is a sense of a job well done. We offer a range of different ways to work with you to achieve the very best outcome including negotiation, collaboration, mediation, arbitration and litigation.

We do not offer Legal Aid (other than in Guardianships) but if you are eligible for Legal Aid you can find details of firms offering legal aid at www.slab.org.uk

CALM Family Mediators Scotland – www.calmscotland.co.uk

Child Maintenance Service (CMS) – www.gov.uk/childmaintenance

Consensus Collaboration Scotland – www.consensus-scotland.com

Family Law Association Scotland – www.familylawassociation.org

Family Law Arbitration Group Scotland (FLAGS) – www.flagsarb.com

Relationship Scotland – www.relationships-scotland.org.uk

Family Mediation Lothian  – http://www.familymediationlothian.co.uk/

Meet the team…

Beverley Johnson
Beverley Johnson Head of Family Law Team and Director
Beverley qualified in 1985 and has specialised in Family Law since 1992. She has gained extensive experience both in the Court of Session and Sheriff Court.

Beverley has over 25 years experience in all arears of Family Law cases including residence, contact and relocation of children, divorces, dissolutions and financial provision. The cases she has handled often involve unusual or complex issues. She is experienced in the drafting of all manner of Agreements including Pre-nuptial, Post-nuptial and Separation Agreements.

She was involved in one of the most talked about cases in recent times when she acted for the pregnant mother who was interdicted by her estranged husband in terminating her pregnancy. Whatever your opinion… and everyone has one on this matter, this was a highly charged and emotive legal point: did the father of an unborn child have the right to stop the mother terminating the pregnancy? It was raised for the first time in the Scottish Court system.

Beverley is renowned as a solicitor who understands the needs of her clients. She is an outstanding communicator.

Beverley has juggled a successful legal career with raising four now grown up children and looking back she doesn’t know how she did! Out of work she is found trying to stay fit and travelling.

Fiona Mundy
Fiona MundyConsultant
Fiona qualified as a Solicitor in 1985 and a Solicitor Advocate in 2001. She is a WS, an Accredited Family Specialist and is qualified to act as a Family Law Arbitrator.

She is listed in Chambers as an expert in Family Law. She appears in the Court of Session and has appeared in many different Sheriff Courts in Scotland. While her practice in recent years has tended to be mostly in the area of Family Law, she also handles Personal Injury claims and advises in relation to civil disputes generally.

Fiona was a partner in four different firms of solicitors prior to joining Johnson Legal as a Consultant, including one with a cross border presence. She therefore has experience of dealing with family cases with a cross border element, including child abduction cases. When not working Fiona enjoys playing in a local brass band, curling, and fighting with her garden.

Fiona is the Secretary of the Society of Solicitor Advocates and sits on the Law Society of Scotland Legal Aid Quality Assurance Sub-Committee.

Hayley Mitchell
Hayley MitchellAssociate
Hayley qualified in 2011 and has specialised in Family Law since 2014, following 3 years of practice in general litigation. Her work has been described as “excellent” by her clients who have confirmed she will go the extra mile to help them achieve their best result.

Hayley has a strong reputation in assisting clients to solve disputes about their children. She gives practical and pragmatic advice ensuring that the best interests of the child remains the focus of every disagreement between parties. Hayley is a member of the Family Law Association and a board director of the Scottish charity Fathers Network Scotland.

Hayley has a great zest for life, travel and throws raucous dinner parties! Hayley is an Associate in Johnson Legal.

We can help you right now…

To get started, we advise scheduling a call with a member of our family law team before arranging a fixed fee initial one hour meeting or a fixed fee package if suitable – we’ll advise on the right package for you.

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Here to help in a full range of family legal matters…

A stitch in time – Consider investing in an agreement to reflect what you both want to happen financially, should your relationship come to an end.

Sort it without court costs – these contracts regulate your separation. From your children to financial matters, these allow you to proceed to an undefended divorce.

Sometimes you need smart experienced lawyers to guide you through the complex legal system to help you deal with the end of your marriage, and to ensure a fair division of all matrimonial property.

Your children are your absolute priority so they are our priority too. We can work hard to help you in all disputes about Parental Rights and Responsibilities including residence and contact.

The law offers limited protection for cohabitees, governed by strict rules. We can make sure you receive a fair deal at the end of your relationship.

At your most vulnerable, we will make sure you and your family is protected.

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