We have three practising solicitors within the office. All have extensive experience of appearing in local courts including Dumbarton, and Glasgow. All solicitors deal with all forms of litigation.

Partner: Mrs Alison C O’Neill LLB (HONS) DIP LP NP

Alison O'Neill

Qualified 1991

Areas of work: All family and divorce work including financial matters on separation, disputes over contact and residence of children. Experienced in dealing with clients suffering from domestic abuse and requiring protective orders from the courts. All aspects of claims by cohabiting couples.

Powers of Attorney, wills and Adults with Incapacity appointments.
Experience at Employment Tribunals and with settlement agreements on termination of employment. Appointed as a child welfare reporter since 1998 and curator ad litem.

Partner: Jade Carthy LLB(Hons) DIP LP NP


Qualified: September 2012

Areas of work: Special interest in family and children’s matters and has experience representing clients in all areas including, separation, divorce, financial matters relating to separation and divorce, cohabitation, residence and contact disputes. Experienced in all interdict matters including domestic abuse issues, children’s referral/panel proceedings and Adults with Incapacity applications, including powers of attorney.

Accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a Specialist in Family Mediation, has been appointed as a Curator ad Litem and reporting officer in respect of children and vulnerable adults by the West Dunbartonshire Council and is a Child Welfare Reporter for Dumbarton Sheriff Court. Appointed as a Safeguarder to the National Safeguarder’s Panel for Scotland by the Scottish Ministers. Member of the Family Law Association and is a member and convener of CALM Scotland.

Associate: Michael Sweeney MA LLB Dip LP NP


Qualified in 2009

Areas of work: Civil litigation including divorce, contact and residence, permanence orders, Adults with Incapacity, referrals to Children’s Hearings.

Criminal Defence, Mental Health Tribunals for patients and named persons.
Appointed as a Curator ad Litem to the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland (2019) and as a Safeguarder for children involved in Children’s Hearings and related Sheriff Court proceedings (2017).

Legal Team


Please do not hesitate to contact any of the legal team with your enquiries. We will do our best to answer your questions quickly and clearly.