I enjoy helping my clients to move through what is often a difficult, stressful situation towards a more positive future. Not all cases are straightforward. I strive to enable clients to choose the process which is most appropriate to them. Where court work is necessary I will always aim to conduct it efficiently with good judgment, always mindful of financial and emotional costs.
My practice is wide-ranging. I am experienced in complex high value financial provision cases, both in the Court of Session and Sheriff Courts. I take pride and satisfaction in children’s cases including those involving relocation of children, residence and contact.
In 2016, I launched Harper Macleod’s Modern Families Initiative which aims to assist clients create families whether that be via adoption, donor conception or surrogacy. The law around parental rights is nuanced and the legislation can be daunting. Finding a knowledgeable, experienced and supportive advisor is important. I enjoy assisting my clients in their journey, navigating our system of child law and fertility law in as straightforward a manner as possible.
I am regularly invited to speak at professional conferences. I often contribute to professional publications including Green’s Family Law Bulletin and the Journal of the Law Society of Scotland.
I attended Elgin Academy, completing a degree in English and Philosophy at Edinburgh University and Dartmouth College in the United States, before completing my LLB and diploma to enable me to practise Family Law.
I hold the COSCA (Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland) Certificate in Counselling skills, which has proved invaluable in supporting clients.
Thank you once again for your wisdom, diligence and compassion throughout this painful process.
"The support and understanding shown by Amanda was outstanding. She guided me through a very traumatic time".
Amanda, you were brilliant yesterday so thanks again - your experience/expertise, pragmatism and compassion really came across. If I need anything else I'd certainly like to come back to you personally.
"I have worked with Amanda Masson on a number of matters. Her client care skills are excellent. I have witnessed Amanda’s attention to detail, her knowledge of the black letter law and her commerciality."
"I work mostly with Amanda Masson, who impressed this year by tenacious work in overcoming obstacles in an international case. Despite matters looking almost insuperable, she persisted and secured a good result for her client. Karen Gibbons and Alexis Harper are excellent partners and Linda Walker is worth watching."
"Amanda Masson is the head of the family law team. She has great experience across multiple practice areas, including financial provision on divorce, adoption, permanence orders and relocation. She is very well organised, diligent and insightful. Jenny Smith is considered, 46 thoughtful and hard-working. She is a clear thinker with a keen appreciation of what her clients want to achieve. She is very detailed in her work. Alexis Harper has very strong technical knowledge of the law and of court procedure. She is extremely robust in her client’s interest. She is well organised and focussed and has an empathetic manner."
"She is very well organised and insightful."
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