Caroline Gillespie


  • I am head of the family law team and partner in Glasgow.
  • Having practiced for over 30 years, I am an experienced litigator especially in both Court of Session and Sheriff Court.
  • My caseload comprises a broad range of family, child and matrimonial cases with renowned expertise in international child relocation and cohabitation claims and also complex financial provision cases.
  • I am accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in family law and child law.
  • I am trained in Collaborative Law.
  • I was the instructing solicitor in the reported case of Price v Baxter which made a determination regarding the interaction between spousal separation agreements and testamentary provision.
  • I was also the instructing solicitor in a successful opposition to an action seeking to deprive a natural father of parental rights and responsibilities. It is understood to be unique in that it proceeded to Proof on the issue and received judicial determination.
  • I regularly speak at high profile external conferences on family law and recently spoke on Brexit and family law and cross-border jurisdiction issues.


Family Law Association in Scotland
Collaborative lawyer and Notary Public
Consensus Collaboration Scotland
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
Glasgow Bar Association

Contact Details

+44 141 353 2121


I have been highly impressed by Caroline Gillespie. She instills complete confidence in her clients through her manner and abilities. Caroline is personable and displays good judgement through her knowledge, awareness and attention to detail.

Legal 500 2021

Caroline Gillespie is a very professional individual – she has the manners of cardiac surgeon! She is engaging and precise; it has been my pleasure to find such an individual to take care of our legal issues.

Legal 500 2021

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