Morton Fraser strengthens its family law team with the appointment of two specialists



Morton Fraser has appointed Savita Sharma as a consultant and Marisa Cullen as an associate in its family law team in Edinburgh and Glasgow respectively.

Ms Sharma (pictured right) is dual qualified and practised in England for over ten years before taking her position at Morton Fraser.

She is an accredited specialist in family law and has been included in the Super Lawyers UK list for the past three years, which is based on peer recognition and professional achievement.

She has particular expertise in divorce and complex financial issues as well as child-related issues including international child abduction.

Ms Cullen (pictured right) is also an accredited specialist in family law with particular expertise in international child abduction cases.

She has authored numerous articles for the Scottish Child Law Centre and has also lectured on the subject.

She is listed on the website for Reunite, the leading UK charity specialising in international parental child abduction and the movement of children across international borders. Ms Cullen also receives direct referrals from the Scottish government in this area.

She was asked to become a committee member of the Law Society of Scotland’s family law sub-committee, where she can liaise with both UK and EU law societies and also share her views on new pieces of family law legislation, whilst Ms Sharma is an Advanced Member of the Law Society of England and Wales and a member of the Child Abduction Lawyers Association.

Rhona Adams, head of family law at Morton Fraser, said: “Appointing Savita and Marisa is part of our ongoing growth strategy to provide clients and their families with the widest range of services available in Scotland from lawyers who are all at the top level.

“Marisa and Savita bring great pedigree in a highly specialised subject matter and we are delighted to have them both on board.”

Morton Fraser now has seven accredited family law specialists, three cross-border dual qualified solicitors, a child abduction specialist unit and an adoption and permanence order unit.