Aoife Kelly

Aoife is our Legal Support Assistant, based in Edinburgh. Aoife joined Clan in November 2022 and had previously studied law in Derry, while working as a Youth Support Worker. When Aoife graduated, she worked as a paralegal, before moving to Edinburgh in August 2022. In her spare time, Aoife enjoys socialising with friends and keeping […]

Catherine McGrory

Catherine joined Clan Childlaw in August 2023, having spent the previous ten years working in development in higher education. Her role involves working with our funding partners and donors to share the impact of our work so that we can develop and enhance our services to strengthen and protect the rights of children and young […]

Erika Kotyuk

Erika joined Clan as an Administrator in March 2022. She is passionate about people, mental health, psychology, and languages. Erika has a degree in pedagogy and had previously worked in customer service, the travel industry, administration, and the financial sector. During the past five years, she has also volunteered as a conversation facilitator, project coordinator, […]

Deborah Shannon

Deborah joined Clan Childlaw in January 2021 as a Legal Support Co-ordinator and moved to the role of Business Manager in September 2022. Deborah spent over 20 years working in the financial sector mainly in Operations and Training functions before working as a Law Accountant preparing Legal Aid and Judicial accounts over the past 10 […]

Joan McNeill

Joan joined our team as Head of Operations in September 2021. Her role is all about getting Clan to run as smoothly as possible, supporting the work we do with children and young people and ensuring we deliver on our organisational priorities. Joan has a lot of experience in business support and operations in particular […]

Katya Allcott

  Katya joined Clan in 2024 as the Communications Manager, and will be leading on the development and implementation of Clan’s communications activities.  Katya’s background lies in theatre studies, which she studied at the University of Glasgow.  During her time there, she developed a keen interest in Events Management, which led on to a variety […]

Katy Nisbet

Katy joined Clan Childlaw in January 2022. As Legal Policy Manager her job is to influence legal and policy change in Government and across local authority areas. She does this with the aim of improving the rights of children and young people in Scotland. Before coming to work at Clan Childlaw, Katy was a court […]

Lauren Tighe

Lauren Tighe

Lauren joined Clan in February 2023 as a Solicitor after completing her traineeship in 2022. Lauren has extensive experience in personal injury law, dealing with vulnerable clients who have been injured at work, in public and resulting from criminal injuries. Lauren also has experience of consumer law and landlord tenant actions. Lauren also comes with […]

Megan Houston

Megan is our administrator based in Glasgow. She joined Clan in October 2021 and had previously worked in admin, secretarial support and marketing roles. Megan is very passionate about working within the third sector and began her journey by becoming a volunteer befriender working to support children and young people. In her spare time, Megan […]

Vicki Straiton

Vicki Straiton

Vicki studied at Glasgow University and joined Clan Childlaw as a newly qualified lawyer in 2010. Since then she has represented many children and young people, with a particular interest in the rights of children and young people who experience children’s hearings. In the autumn of 2022, Vicki has been recognised by the Law Society […]