Guardianship & Mental Health, Divorce & Family Law
Alan has recently been promoted to a Director on 2nd November 2018. As a member of our court team he joined us in April 2015 having worked both in private practice and for a Council. Alan has an interest in child law, adoptions, permanence, social work, mental health and guardianship law where he regularly assists clients in those areas. Alan acts as Safeguarder and Curator ad Litem to children in Sheriff Court and Children’s Hearings cases and as a Curator ad Litem to patients in mental health tribunal cases across the Forth Valley area. He also has a wide and varied family law practice with an emphasis on residence, relocation and contact disputes. Alan trained in criminal law and still accepts instructions in road traffic and criminal matters.
Away from the office, Alan enjoys watching most sports (but playing fewer), hillwalking, travel, movies, a day at the races, playing the drums and bass guitar and spending time with family.