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Morton Fraser adds to family law team

Savita SharmaMarisa CullenScottish law firm, Morton Fraser, has appointed Savita Sharma (far left) as a consultant and Marisa Cullen as an associate in its family law team in Edinburgh and Glasgow respectively.

Ms Sharma is dual qualified and has been practising in England for more than 10 years before taking her position at Morton Fraser.

She is an accredited specialist in family law and has been included in the Super Lawyers 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 and also specialises in children related issues including international child abduction.

Ms Cullen 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. She also receives direct referrals from the Scottish government in this area.

Ms Cullen 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 Savita is an Advanced Member of the Law Society (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. 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. Morton Fraser is recognised for its skill and expertise as a tier one family law team both in Chambers UK 2016 and Legal 500.

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