Marisa joined Family Law Matters Scotland LLP as a partner in 2021 having previously been in the family law team of a large multi-disciplinary firm. Marisa has been practicing law since 2005 and has specialised in family law for over a decade. She is double accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in both family law and child law.
Marisa deals with all aspects of family law and has considerable experience in sheriff courts throughout Scotland and in the Court of Session. Marisa is particularly known for her expertise in cross border child law and has developed a UK wide reputation as an expert in international parental child abduction. Marisa has provided expert opinions on international child matters to other Scots Lawyers and regularly liaises with lawyers throughout the U.K and internationally in cross border family cases.
Marisa is acutely aware of the often urgent, sensitive and emotional circumstances that separated families find themselves in and seeks to use her experience to find practical and child focused solutions for her clients.
Marisa is one of the few Scottish solicitors to be appointed as a full member of CALA (the Child Abduction Lawyers Association). Marisa regularly produces blogs and writes articles for Scottish newspaper publications on the subject of International Family Law. She uses her expertise in this area to assist in the working of the Law Society of Scotland’s Child and Family Law sub-committee. Marisa has provided the annual case summary for international parental child abduction cases for Greens Family Law and is the guest editor of the Scottish Section for International Parental Child Abduction for the Thomson Reuters Practical Law Handbook.