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About Jan

I started my career in 1995 at an established Aberdeen city centre law firm. I worked initially as a legal secretary for a Partner in the busy Court Department. My interest in the area of Family Law soon led me to undertake further study. I gained my HND in legal services in 2001 and qualified as a Paralegal specialising in Family Law. In 2003 I joined a small specialist Family Law practice in Aberdeen which allowed me to extend my experience.

I attained accreditation as a Registered Paralegal from the Law Society of Scotland in 2011 and joined Balfour+Manson in 2017 working within their Family Law team. I have extensive experience in assisting with divorce and separation matters, contact and residence issues, guardianships and adoptions

Specialist area

I strive to provide first class support to our family law team in Aberdeen and our clients. I assist the team but primarily Lynne Mulcahy with managing files and papers and complying on court procedure, and generally looking after the needs of the clients. I enjoy the daily interaction with clients and the variety of work which family law entails.


  • Law Society of Scotland Accredited Paralegal in Family Law
  • Member of The Scottish Paralegal Association
  • Member of the Family Law Association
  • Member of Aberdeen Bar Association

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