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Lindsays

Family/Matrimonial

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What the team is known for

Recognised practice with lawyers based in Edinburgh, Dundee and Glasgow, covering both children and financial matters.  Handles complex financial cases related to marriage, divorce and cohabitation, including those that involve foreign assets, inherited wealth and property issues. Handles litigation in the Court of Session and sheriff courts in addition to managing matters through collaborative law and alternative dispute resolution proceedings.

Strengths

"The firm takes a pragmatic approach and looks for solutions rather than creating work and costs unnecessarily," says a source, adding that "the team is very responsive with very quick turnarounds that give comfort at a stressful time."

"A cohesive team that works diligently and passionately to meet the best interests of its clients," one client says, going on to praise "their understanding and ability to marry seamlessly the personal and professional aspects of divorce law."

Notable practitioners

Alison McKee heads the firm's family law department from Glasgow. She is recognised for her experience in handling high-value financial provision cases at sheriff courts and the Court of Session as well as through collaborative law proceedings, while also handling child disputes involving contact and residence issues.
"Alison took a pragmatic approach and I felt that I was in capable hands at all times."

Dundee-based Jennifer Gallagher advises on mediation and collaborative law cases concerning high-value financial matters, in addition to private children issues related to contact and residence applications.
"She is brilliant - very knowledgeable, approachable, calm and reassuring." "She has a very creative mind, and while she is diplomatic and discreet, when she speaks it is with gravitas."

Edinburgh-based Nina Taylor has notable expertise in cross-border cases related to both high-value financial provision and private child matters.
"Her people skills are absolutely wonderful and she can convey complex legal situations to a non-legal audience without alienating them, which is an accomplished skill." "She takes matters at a pace in total accordance with her clients’ wishes while providing advice and guidance from her considerable experience dealing with family law, separation and divorce."

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Overview

Our expert family law teams offer advice in all family law matters including niche areas with international elements, including:

  • Financial provision on divorce and separation
  • Child law matters including adoption cases and disputed cases
  • Court of Session and Sheriff Court Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution methods
  • Prenuptial, Postnuptial and Cohabitation agreements
  • The particular issues affecting matrimonial clients with family farms, farming issues and inherited land
  • Surrogacy law, including surrogacy arrangements with an international element. There is little regulation in this area and the issues of consent and contact which arise are complex
  • Guardianship applications for adults with incapacity

Family/Matrimonial

Lindsays

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Location

Caledonian Exchange

19A Canning Street

Edinburgh

City of Edinburgh

UK

EH3 8HE

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Dundee and surrounds

Family/Matrimonial


Jennifer Gallagher
Band 2
Glasgow, Edinburgh and surrounds

Family/Matrimonial


Alison McKee
Band 3
Nina Taylor
Band 3