The best advice at an emotionally difficult time
Our Family solicitors, based in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness and Shetland, but covering the whole of Scotland, have expertise in all areas of family law and will help you through a difficult time with sensitivity and objectivity.
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 us, 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 in relation to 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.
For more information on our services, please phone our accredited specialists, or complete our simple online form below, for an initial discussion or to request a call back.
Our Family Team is 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".
How much will it cost?
We understand that the affordability of legal fees is an important issue and will discuss costs with you from the start. Every case is different and it is not always clear at the outset what will require to be done in each particular case. Therefore we will fully discuss the circumstances of your case during an initial meeting so as to give an accurate estimate of likely costs.
Our rates are competitive and in most cases fees are based on the time spent on the case and the solicitor's hourly rate with fixed fees also and option in some circumstances. This varies from firm to firm and also in relation to a solicitor's experience. Give us a call on 0141 227 9545 and we will be able to give you an initial chat about your case and possible future costs.
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Meet our Scotland Family Specialists
The Harper Macleod Family team consists of four partners, three associates, two solicitors and additional support staff, covering the whole of Scotland.
The ethos of the department is to try to provide the client with the area of expertise that is most appropriate to their situation. In many cases, fees are charged on a time basis but the team also provide "packaged" fees and are happy to discuss the level of fees with every new client.
We are trained and qualified in a number areas: Jenny Smith, Karen Gibbons and Amanda Masson are accredited Family Specialists, Amanda Masson is an accredited Family Mediator and also accredited in Child Law. In addition, Amanda Masson, Jenny Smith, Karen Gibbons and Alexis Miller are all trained in collaborative law.
As one of the largest teams delivering personal legal services in Scotland, our experience and approachable lawyers can handle all types of enquiries. Offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness, Lerwick and Thurso ensure that we are on hand, no matter where you are, to discuss your wishes. Some of our local lawyers on hand are, Nadine Martin & Lynsey Brown (Glasgow), rising star Grant Hassan (Inverness & Highlands) and Jenni Gear (Shetland).
Chambers stated our Family team are recognised for its broad coverage of family matters, offering expertise in divorces, cohabitation claims and child relocation matters. A popular choice among clients for separations with bankruptcy issues. Offers trained collaborative lawyers and mediators, in addition to skilled litigators. Displays considerable capabilities in cross-border cases. Sources are impressed by the department's abilities, noting: "The team is highly efficient and exacting, with an intelligent, capable, friendly staff who maintain a healthy balance between efficiency and compassion."
The Legal 500 said , Harper Macleod LLP has significant experience in cases involving the relocation of children, financial provision, cohabitation, pre- and post-nuptial agreements. It also handles English law and cross-border mandates. The practice is led by the ‘highly knowledgeable’ Amanda Masson, who is a specialist in family and child law, as well as family mediation. Although experienced in non-contentious work, she also acts for clients in the Court of Session and Sheriff Courts. Masson acted alongside ‘dedicated’ associate Claire Christie in a complex relocation case. Jenny Smith, who joined from Family Law Matters Scotland LLP, is dual Scots and English qualified, and has a particular interest in financial provision cases.