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

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Do you need advice on a family matter?

27 August 2014

Many people find themselves in difficult and distressing family situations. Our fixed fee Preliminary Advice Package offers you the opportunity to solve certain issues you and your family are facing.

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A "Named Person" for every child in Scotland in 2016

17 July 2014

The Scottish Government announced plans to assign a "named person" to every child under 18 from 2016 - Carla Melville discusses the facts and reactions to the proposal.

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Public education is needed to provide protection from forced marriage

17 June 2014

New legislation makes forced marriage a criminal offence, however raising awareness is also key to changing behaviour.