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Brodies LLP

Family/Matrimonial

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What the team is known for

Leading firm with a sizeable family team working across offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen. Demonstrates notable experience in cross-border matrimonial finance matters, often involving complex business and tax issues, as well as the negotiation of nuptial and cohabitation agreements. Handles a range of child matters including child abductions and disputes around residence and contact, as well as adoption and parentage issues. Well versed in alternative dispute resolution, housing experts in collaborative law, mediation and arbitration. Clients benefit from close connections to the other teams within the firm.

Strengths

"The team is well established and offers depth in skills and expertise," says a source.

A client says: "They are brilliant and made me feel really comfortable in the most stressful of times."

Another reports: "Though I was nervous and felt out of my depth with the tasks I needed to accomplish, Brodies eased me through it all and made a scary time much easier."

Notable practitioners

Lisa Girdwood is based in the Glasgow office and handles a broad range of family matters, including high-value financial provision disputes, international abduction cases and other child-related matters.
"I found Lisa to be empathetic and a good listener who was able to grasp the nuances of my situation quickly and offer practical as well as legal advice. Her attention to detail proved invaluable and I felt that I could contact her at any stage when I needed clarification."

Shaun George is based in Aberdeen and handles a range of litigation, mediation and collaborative matters concerning family law, particularly in relation to high-value divorce and separation cases.
"His understanding of the law is second to none and while he is more than happy to negotiate, equally he is not scared to litigate when necessary." "Shaun is very good with his clients, especially when it comes to keeping them level-headed and reassuring them as cases progress." "He is always approachable, contactable, and will give sound pragmatic advice."

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Overview

We are Scotland's largest family law team and deal with a comprehensive range of family law matters. We advise clients in complex and challenging circumstances, and adopt a constructive, strategic and solution orientated approach to our cases. 

We have twelve family law specialists, eight accredited mediators, and two child law specialists as well as a solicitor advocate.

Our focus remains on advising individuals separating or divorcing and providing creative solutions in high value, complex divorce and civil partnership dissolution cases, often with cross border and international dimensions. 

We are sought out by high profile individuals for whom privacy and reputation management are paramount concerns. We regard court as the forum of the last resort, offering alternative methods to resolve disputes when suitable for the client, but we are tenacious and committed when we do litigate.

We have a thriving child law practice specialising in contentious and difficult child residence and contact disputes, adoption, international and cross -border relocation, declarators of parentage and non-parentage, cases involving assisted reproduction and international child abduction. 

As part of Scotland’s largest full service law firm, we have the broadest range of in-house support from legal experts covering every area of law upon which our clients can rely. 

Family/Matrimonial

Brodies LLP

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Location

Capital Square, 58 M

Edinburgh

City of Edinburgh

UK

EH3 8BP

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Seven partner promotions and Inverness office move for Brodies

Authors: Bob Langridge, Kenneth Pinkerton, Sarah Lilley, Susie Mountain, Stuart Murray, Ryan Bowie

Ranked Lawyers

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Aberdeen and surrounds

Family/Matrimonial


Shaun George
Band 1
Glasgow, Edinburgh and surrounds

Family/Matrimonial


Lisa Girdwood
Band 1