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Morton Fraser

Family/Matrimonial

3 ranked lawyersBand 1ScotlandUK 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Long-established and respected litigation practice frequently advising on mandates before the Court of Session and sheriff courts. Well recognised for its breadth of expertise in multi-jurisdictional disputes, including matters ranging from international child abductions to high-value divorces with foreign assets, with an array of dual-qualified experts capable of handling complex English law matters. Active in public and private children law representing local authorities or family members. Also provides wealth protection and preventive advice including prenuptial and cohabitation agreements.

Strengths

"The whole team is very friendly, easy to deal with and helpful in explaining legal complexities in layman’s terms," says a client, adding: "The firm had my best interests at heart throughout and cared about achieving the best possible result for me."

"It's an exceptionally strong team," says one source.

Notable practitioners

Fiona Sasan frequently acts for high net worth individuals on contentious matrimonial finance matters, often involving issues around business structures, premarital assets and pensions. She is also highly regarded for her expertise in child cases involving complex jurisdictional issues.
"Fiona is super - she has a very sharp mind and has been excellent in supporting me." "She is very straightforward and gives direct advice." "Fiona is very client-orientated and very good at taking on a matter and pushing forward with it."

Lucia Clark is recognised for her international experience and often advises on intra-UK and other cross-border disputes pertaining to divorce and separation.
"Lucia was excellent. Her attention to detail was second to none and her manner and style helped me keep my head at times when I certainly thought I was losing it." "She is very good at complex jurisdictional cases, as well as being down to earth and measured with clients."

Rhona Adams heads the team and is highly regarded for her adept handling of complex financial provision matters. She is particularly noted for her cross-border expertise and is dual-qualified in Scottish and English law.
"She is very pragmatic, client-focused and able to look at the big picture." "She is at the top of the family law tree in Scotland." "Rhona is exceptional."

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Glasgow, Edinburgh and surrounds

Family/Matrimonial


Fiona Sasan
Band 3
Lucia Clark
Band 2
Rhona Adams
Band 1