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Morton Fraser

Family/Matrimonial

3 ranked lawyersBand 1ScotlandUK 2021 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 the sheriff court. 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

A source praises the firm for its "excellent all-round team, with no weak links."

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 absolutely brilliant," says a source, adding: "She is fantastic with clients and thinks on her feet."

Lucia Clark is recognised for her international experience and often advises on intra-UK jurisdictional disputes and prenuptial agreements. One interviewee describes her as "massively intelligent," adding: "She just knows the lot, and does things properly."

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. Sources consider her to be "very pragmatic" and "very good with clients," with one adding: "She is very measured, calm and a very good mediator."

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Glasgow, Edinburgh and surrounds

Family/Matrimonial


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