Family law solicitors
Our specialist family law solicitors based in Glasgow, Edinburgh, the Highlands and Shetland can help provide legal advice in all areas of family law.
Expert Family Lawyers in Scotland
Our specialist family law solicitors based in Glasgow, Edinburgh, the Highlands and Shetland provide legal advice in all areas of family law. We will help you through a difficult time with sensitivity and objectivity.
We are recognised in the UK’s leading independent legal directories, Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession and The Legal 500, where our team is recognised as having “Recommended Lawyers” and “Leaders in the Field“.
Family issues such as Divorce and separation can have a huge impact on both yours and your family’s lives and you will understandably want to know the financial and practical consequences of any decisions you are considering making.
When working with our family lawyers, many people are surprised to hear there are more options available than they originally thought. The options available range from litigation and arbitration to negotiation, mediation and collaboration. We will discuss matters with you and decide upon the appropriate way of solving your problems.
Whether it is about the welfare of your children and the status of the matrimonial home, the impact on a business that’s jointly or individually owned, or your financial situation, we will help you through a difficult time and allow you to progress with your life.
Harper Macleod’s Family practice has been recognised in the Times Best Law Firms 2022 guide with rankings based on lawyers being commended by their peers in other firms.
“Amanda Masson acts on a range of financial provision disputes and also advises on issues around child relocation. She also has specialist expertise in issues concerning fertility, surrogacy and non-traditional family structures.” Clients say “Amanda is hands-on and always very perceptive, and as such can anticipate problems before they arise. She is really excellent.”
“Jenny Smith advises on financial provision issues related to divorce and separation, often involving complex business assets and intra-UK jurisdictional aspects.” Clients comment “Jenny is exceptionally organised, diligent and completely on the ball. She is always very thorough and results-orientated, and knows what her clients’ best interests are.”
“Karen Gibbons advises across a broad range of family matters, including divorce, cohabitation claims, nuptial agreements and child arrangements.” Clients say “Karen was tremendous – she was straight with me from the start and courageous at a time when I had lost all my courage.” “A very good lawyer who will always stand her ground and defend her clients’ interests.”
“Possesses a long track record in complex financial provision, child relocation and abduction, and insolvency-related cases. Viewed as a key name for surrogacy, assisted fertility and adoption cases.” Clients state “Harper Macleod has a very strong family law offering in which there are several outstanding individuals.”
“Recognised for its broad coverage of family matters, offering expertise in divorces, cohabitation claims and child relocation matters along with prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. Also has experience in fertility law and associated issues, including adoption, surrogacy and assisted conception. Well practised in separations entailing bankruptcy issues and displays considerable capabilities in cross-border cases. Offers trained collaborative lawyers and mediators, in addition to skilled litigators.”
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