Brodies' inaugural family law conference

UK top 50 and leading Scottish firm, Brodies LLP, has announced that its first family law conference will take place in Edinburgh on Thursday 28 September 2023.

With 20 family law solicitors, Brodies LLP has the largest team in Scotland and is delighted to be hosting the conference event, providing family law CPD of the highest quality. A full-day programme of external speakers has been secured. The Rt Hon Lady Wise will deliver the keynote address. Lady Wise became Queen’s Counsel in 2005, was appointed as a Senator of the College of Justice in 2013 and thereafter appointed to the First Division of the Inner House in January 2022. Lady Wise was assigned by the Lord President to be the next President of the Scottish Tribunals commencing 1 May 2023. Speakers are listed below.

The free event will bring together a full range of professionals with an interest in family law from across the UK (including solicitors, advocates, academics and psychologists) and will provide a forum for networking, discussion and debate.

Brodies Family Law Conference 2023 teaser video

Agenda and speakers

The full conference agenda will be announced soon. Click below to see our speaker line up so far.

Key contacts

The Rt Hon Lady Wise

Keynote Speaker

Will MacFarlane

Partner - Kingsley Napley

Marie Clark

Advocate - Arnot Manderson Advocates

Janys Scott KC

Senior Counsel - Westwater Advocates

Lucy Greenwood

Partner - International Family Law Group

Dr Katherine Edward

Chartered and Clinical Child Psychologist

Dr Anne Woodhouse

Consultant Clinical Psychologist - Solution Psychology

Sheriff Principal Kate Dowdalls KC

Sheriff Principal of South Strathclyde, Dumfries and Galloway

Dr Ruth Friskney

Research associate - University of Glasgow

Sarah Lilley


Sinéad Gallagher

Business Development Manager