Two legal pros are to combine Edinburgh and Fife legal company Pagan Osborne, creating a new family law supplying.

Partner Jackie McRae, who’s also a qualified social worker, will be heading up the new unit inside the leading legal, fiscal and property company from early 2015 along with solicitor Cameron Shaw.

Alistair Morris, chief executive of Pagan Osborne (pictured), stated:”We are delighted to welcome these highly seasoned and educated individuals to start and direct our family law support.

“Our existing clients already benefit from our holistic approach to support and legal services that deal with problems from buying and selling their first homes, establishing and conducting their companies, through to drafting their Wills, opting for maintenance and appointing Powers of Attorney for estates. Introducing the experience of Ms McRae and her team will include an important extra dimension to our current offering.”

The staff will be located at Pagan Osborne’s George Street, Edinburgh office working with customers throughout town and Fife.

Ms McRae has extensive experience within family law as a solicitor and also as a registered social worker handling child and family issues, child protection and mental health. She provides guidance in all aspects of child and family law, with special expertise in supporting individuals in same sex relationships.

She’s accredited by the Law Society of Scotland for a family mediator and educated in collaborative training.

Ms McRae is a member of the Family Law Association and Consensus, the Scottish nationwide network of collaborative lawyers and the Society of Solicitors to the Supreme Courts. She is also a trustee of Couple Counselling Lothian, the Scottish Council of Law Reporting and senior chair of Mellow Parenting, a voluntary organisation which supports families in promoting good child mental health.

Solicitor Cameron Shaw provides legal advice and assistance in every area of child and matrimonial law including coping with relationship breakdown, and advising on financial provision upon divorce and cohabitation disputes.

In addition, he has experience of mental health and incapacity law and represents parties in preparation for guardianship and intervention orders.

Ms McRae said:”This is the beginning of an extremely exciting chapter since we start and build a solid family law service at Pagan Osborne.

“Pagan Osborne’s experience, approach and ethos place it as a market leader and I am thrilled to become a part of the team. Adding to, and complementing its impressive suite of services together with our family law background will undoubtedly bring additional benefits to Pagan Osborne’s clients.”