Cath Karlin

15/16 Queen Street
Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City of EH2 1JE
United Kingdom
Office Phone: +441313571516
Member since 2004
Membership Type: IACP



I have been practising Family Law for over 20 years and am acredited by the Law Society of Scotland in Family Law and Child law. I am committed to helping clients reach workable solutions whilst keeping family relationships intact. I introduced collaborative practive to Scotland in 2003 and remain heavily involved as treasurer of the Scottish practice group and as Secretary of the IACP. I have conducted a significant amount of collaborative cases and remain convinced that this is the best means of dispute resolution for most families.

Area(s) of Practice: Child Representative, Child Specialist, Collaborative Law, Family Law, Guardian Ad Litem
License(s): Solicitor regulated by the Law Society of Scotland

Professional Activities

I specialise in Family and child cases and I am regularly appointed by the courts in child custody cases.

Undergraduate Education

University of Glasgow LLB hons (1991)

Postgraduate Education

University of Glasgow Diploma in legal practice (1992)

Professional Education

Mediation training
Working for children training
Core collaborative training
Intermediate collaborative training
Soft skills training; interdisciplinary collaborative training


Having trained in London in 2004, I was instrumental in bringing collaborative law to Scotland. Since then, I have been on the board of the SCFLG and have been chair since 2006.