Our Solicitors

​​Paul Sheridan
​Paul qualified as a solicitor in 2012 and became the civil department manager in one of Scotland's largest legal aid firms within a few years of qualifying. His main area of expertise is Child Law. Paul has attended hundreds of children's hearings for clients throughout most of Scotland. He has a reputation for tenaciously representing his clients and ensuring that he secures the best possible result for them. He has had a great deal of success in grounds of referral proofs; permanence order proofs; and children's hearing appeals.
​​Melissa Rutherford
​​​Melissa qualified as a solicitor in 2010. She trained at a firm focussing on criminal defence and immigration. She moved to one of Scotland's largest legal aid firms in 2013 and managed the criminal department there whilst still maintaining an interest in asylum and immigration. She appears regularly at Sheriff Court level and also instructs Counsel at the High Court. In addition, Melissa has experience of family law, conducting proofs at the sheriff court, along with representing clients at children's referral proceedings, particularly representing children.