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UK Guide

Family/Matrimonial — Dundee and surrounds


Thorntons Law LLP - Family/Matrimonial Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- 7 partners
- 7 other qualified lawyers
- Office locations: Dundee, Perth

What the team is known for Continues to handles a broad range of family law matters and has a solid reputation for local Sheriff Court work. Well versed in mediation and arbitration and offers particular prowess on complex child access and finance cases. Has recently seen an uptake in cross-border financial provision cases as well as international child relocation work.

Strengths Clients identify that the team's strength lies in "the sense of calmness they bring to cases as well as their obvious experience in this field."

Sources add: "They have a good level of expertise and are very efficient. They try to negotiate settlements sensibly, without going to the court. They have a clear focus on what is in the best interests of the clients."

Notable practitioners

Stephen Brand has accumulated rich experience in handling matrimonial finance and children matters over the past four decades. Clients say: "He is very reliable, pragmatic and provides a safe pair of hands for sensitive matters. He maintains a clear and sensible head, even in challenging negotiations. Stephen is someone you want on your team." He is also noted for his collaborative and mediation work.

Associate Angela Wipat is experienced in a range of family matters, including financial and children disputes arising from separations. She is also highlighted for her collaborative work and sources note that she possesses "excellent legal knowledge, and combines a practical approach with a robust defence of the client's position when necessary."

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Band 1

Thorntons Law LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Stephen Brand has accumulated rich experience in handling matrimonial finance and children matters over the past four decades. Clients say: "He is very reliable, pragmatic and provides a safe pair of hands for sensitive matters. He maintains a clear and sensible head, even in challenging negotiations. Stephen is someone you want on your team." He is also noted for his collaborative and mediation work.

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Band 1

Blackadders LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Craig Samson of Blackadders LLP heads the family team in Dundee. Clients hold him in high regard, with one interviewee saying: "He is a mediator rather than an aggressive solicitor. In the world of family law, I think his empathetic and understanding approach is very important." He continues to demonstrate his strength in handling cross-border financial provision and children cases, as well as complex nuptial agreements.

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Associates to watch

Thorntons Law LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Associate Angela Wipat is experienced in a range of family matters, including financial and children disputes arising from separations. She is also highlighted for her collaborative work and sources note that she possesses "excellent legal knowledge, and combines a practical approach with a robust defence of the client's position when necessary."

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