31 Mar 2016

Partnership at 28

Well, it would be fair to say that when I joined the firm in March 2011 as a Trainee Solicitor, I did not anticipate that, literally, 5 years later, I would be signing a Partnership Agreement with Jenny Colledge.  My journey to Partnership at 28 years old has been a stressful but exciting one. I… Read more »

22 Mar 2016

Colledge & Shields – How did that happen?

When Lynda and Iset up our law firm, Colledge & Vaughan, in 2010, there was nothing from the outside to differentiate us from any other law firm in Dumfries and Galloway. We sought advice on marketing and followed that advice, which was to focus in on our USP (unique selling point). About six months into… Read more »

08 Jan 2016

Education in Dumfries & Galloway

Education cuts in the budget mean that some families in Dumfries and Galloway are facing significant challenges in getting their children educated in the parental school of choice.   Having dealt with a  large number of education appeals over the last three years, I can say, with good authority, that our current Local Authority’s view is… Read more »

24 Nov 2015

Christmas Contact Sorted?

Jenny Colledge

These days, for many families, the build up to Christmas starts shortly after the Halloween costumes go back up into the loft. For families that have split, often arrangements for children over the Christmas period become a major problem, as well as a source of stress.   I have practiced in family law here in Dumfries… Read more »

19 Nov 2015

To arbitrate or not to arbitrate: What’s it all about?

Jenny Colledge

The Family Law Arbitration Group Scotland (or FLAGS at it is known in the trade) is a group of nearly fifty Solicitors, Counsel and former members of the Judiciary who have all undergone training and are entitled to act as Family Law Arbitrators under the FLAGS scheme. Our very own Jenny Colledge has recently been… Read more »