Our award-winning team of family lawyers based in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and East Lothian help clients find the most beneficial outcomes for themselves and families, often in difficult circumstances.

Family Law & Divorce

As well as helping you achieve the best possible outcome, we can minimise the likelihood of future problems. At the start of a relationship, you may not consider the possibility of separation, but marriage, civil partnership and cohabitation all create legal rights and obligations. By making a pre-nuptial or cohabitation agreement , for example, you can prevent legal disputes about those rights and obligations in the future.

We are seeing increasing demand for Collaborative Law - a process of negotiation with emphasis on direct communication in a constructive way to resolve issues arising during separation and divorce. A Collaborative approach can help you achieve an effective co-parenting relationship for the future. Our team offers both traditional representation and the Collaborative approach.

Family Law Services

Our specialist advice on family law covers all areas including:

Whatever your situation, we can offer you sensitive, cost effective, expert advice. On a practical level, we also let you choose how you deal with us – face to face, by phone or by email - whatever method will make life easier for you.

Latest service news & features

Image for article: The last resort – how can you avoid court when separating?

The last resort – how can you avoid court when separating?

24 July 2015

Separating from a partner is a distressing enough experience without having to deal with the stress and expense of resolving your issues in court. Here are some tips which may help with informal negotiation, and help you judge when it is time to move to the next stage.

Image for article: Our family law teams welcomes Pamela Dobson

Our family law teams welcomes Pamela Dobson

16 July 2015

We are delighted to welcome Pamela Dobson to our family law team in Dundee.

Image for article: If you are cohabiting are you aware of your legal rights?

If you are cohabiting are you aware of your legal rights?

15 July 2015

Sensible planning at an early stage can help avoid any uncertainty in the future.

Image for article: The new issue of Lindsays life is out now!

The new issue of Lindsays life is out now!

1 July 2015

This edition covers a range of topics for you, your family and your business and also takes a trip back in history with a look at the firm in years gone by as we celebrate our 200th anniversary this year.