Scullion News & Resources

The beginning of 2024 has been filled with excitement and reasons to celebrate. Read on to hear what our highlights have been so far.

Supporting Our Armed Forces

Stephanie Grieve Finalist at Scottish Ex-Forces in Business Awards 2024.
2Lt. Stephanie Grieve, Senior Solicitor

The Scottish Ex-Forces in Business Awards marked a memorable evening for the Scullion LAW team. They gathered to celebrate the achievements of remarkable individuals, including our very own Stephanie Grieve, who stood out as a Finalist for Reservist of the Year. Although Stephanie narrowly missed the top spot, her outstanding skills and contributions earned her an honourable mention.

In November 2023, Stephanie helped forge the Military Law department within Scullion LAW. Since then we have signed the Armed Forces Covenant, as part of our commitment to treating those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces and their families fairly and without disadvantage.

We understand the challenges that personnel face when accessing legal services and tailor the delivery of our services around them and their family’s needs.

As a heartfelt gesture to show our deep appreciation for the dedication and sacrifices made for our freedoms, we offer a 10% discount on all legal fees, up to £500 for those in the Armed Forces Community. Simply inform our Client Care team when you instruct us, quoting: MILITARY10 and your service number and rank. Valid until Nov 2024.

Inspiring the Next Generation

Kris Buchanan, road traffic and criminal lawyer speaks at Scottish Young Lawyers Association.
Kris Buchanan, Director and Head of Criminal and Road Traffic Law

Kris Buchanan, joined the panel for Scottish Young Lawyers’ Association (SYLA) Spotlight on… Series Criminal Law: Netflix v Reality on the 27th March.

Director and Head of the Criminal and Road Traffic Law department Kris, shared his unique perspective and experiences to inspire the next generation of criminal defence lawyers and offered key insight into what working in criminal law is like in 2024.

As a dedicated road traffic specialist, conducting and managing over 1500 Road Traffic matters since 2012, ranging from serious cases of causing death by dangerous or careless driving to more standard road traffic matters, Kris boasts a wealth of specialist knowledge in road traffic and procedural matters that few can match.

Kris has only lost 1 Exceptional Hardship Proof since August 15, 2018! As a result of this, he is regularly consulted by other solicitors and advocates for his expertise and wisdom in this area of law.

In 2024 the Criminal and Road Traffic department ranked Band 1 for Crime in Chambers and Partners and Tier 2 for Crime in Scotland by The Legal 500 legal directory.

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Inclusivity Matters

Ramadan Mubarak

Scullion LAW is committed to recognizing and celebrating the diverse beliefs of its team members.

Director and Head of the Property Law department Gemma Miller shines a spotlight on celebrating Ramadan and supporting those who are working during this time.

Gemma is fostering an inclusive workplace by supporting staff members like Associate Director Farrah Mahmood. Acknowledging and accommodating different working hours during Ramadan demonstrates a commitment to diversity and understanding the needs of our employees.

“During Ramadan Farrah does not eat or drink during certain times throughout the day until she breaks her fast. I respect that this is challenging for her, she does tremendously in managing her energy levels and continues to work extremely effectively during this time.”

As Ramadan is a time for reflection, community, and renewal, we would like to extend warm wishes to Farrah and everyone observing this holy month.

Offering an inclusive workplace results in a happy and successful place to work. As demonstrated by Farrah’s consistent 5-star reviews.

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Keeping Families Out of Court

Judith Higson, specialist in Family Law attends as a panelist for a skills-building event in London.
Judith Higson, Executive Director and Head of Family Law

Head of Family Law Judith Higson joins Amicable Divorce Network as a panelist for a skills-building event on the 12th of April in London.

The event is for professionals aiming to guide families through a cost-effective, transparent settlement process through a collaborative and flexible approach.

Our Family Law department is committed to offering collaboration and mediation as an alternative to going to court. These approaches can significantly enhance the legal process and contribute to positive outcomes for all parties involved.

Judith is a UK Legal 500 recommended lawyer and has over twenty years of experience in guiding her clients through separations, divorce and child law cases, often with an international element.

In 2022 Judith’s team won Family Law Team of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards for offering exceptional care and client focus.

If you are in need of an award-winning family lawyer for advice and to discuss your next steps, please get in touch. Contact us now.

Care for the Future

Senior Associate Director Ailidh Ballantyne and Trainee Solicitor Sarah Monaghan attended Care for the Future in aid of Marie Curie.
Ailidh Ballantyne, Senior Associate Director

Senior Associate Director Ailidh Ballantyne and Trainee Solicitor Sarah Monaghan attended Care for the Future in aid of Marie Curie.

The event was held at Mackintosh at the Willow and made for an informative and inspiring talk from Scullion LAW’s bereavement specialists.

Marie Curie’s Legacy and In Memory Lead for Scotland, Emma Reid Bell, says “Thank you so much for being there, for sharing your expertise, and encouraging people to consider a gift in their Will to Marie Curie. It really means so much to us ????”.

Our newly launched bereavement service offers guidance and support during times of grief. From preparing for bereavement to dealing with an estate. We can deliver clear, trusted legal advice in an open and friendly manner. Contact us now.

Free Will Writing

Scullion LAW In Aid of Marie Curie

Now in its 10th year, Scullion LAW has continued to pledge support with Marie Curie. Providing a free simple Will to you in exchange for a donation to Marie Curie. Anyone can take up this offer, ensuring that not only are your loved ones provided for, but you are leaving a legacy for great future charity work. We are extremely proud to have raised almost £400,000 for Marie Curie over the years, and we look forward to continuing to raise money for this fantastic charity. Contact us now.

Excellence in Client Care

Our Client Care team has had a stellar quarter, continually smashing it out of the park offering customer satisfaction at every stage.

If you are unsure where to turn to, our team have the knowledge and expertise to discuss your legal matter and put you in touch with the best legal representation.

“The team go above and beyond for every client we speak to. We care about getting them to the right person at the right time, and can offer a range of options that will best suit their needs”, says Executive Director and Head of the Client Care department Charmaine Trainor. Contact us now.

Scullion LAW Award-winning law firm

Consistently Top-Rated Across All Services

We pride ourselves on having a passionate, client-focused team that puts your needs first. Integrity plays an incredibly important part in how we do business and to continue developing trust and respect we would like to share with you how we measure our consistent 5-star reviews and happy customers. Check out the stats on why we are the Top-Rated law firm across all our service areas.

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