Partners: Lorna Buchan Ashley Simpson
Number of fee-earners: 6
THE FIRM Award winning family law firm, Patience and Buchan is well established as one of Scotland’s leading family law firms. Formed in 2000 as the first firm in the North East of Scotland to specialise exclusively in family law, the firm is renowned for its expertise in complex and high net worth cases (separation, divorce and cohabitation), as well as cases involving children (residence, contact, relocation, adoption and child support)
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK Lawyers have an array of Law Society of Scotland specialisms, including family law, child law, mediation and family law arbitration. Paralegals are all highly experienced and accredited. Whilst the firm is committed to the practice of collaborative family law, with strong emphasis on achieving negotiated outcomes, Patience & Buchan also has significant litigation experience.
CLIENTS Extensive client base is almost wholly private. A pragmatic and solution based approach is adopted, with cost effective services delivered in plain English. A highly personal and bespoke service is offered, with skill, care and empathy. Collaborative and mediation skills are successfully deployed with the majority of work coming from referral, whether from existing or previous clients as well as from other professionals.