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10 GOLDEN SQUARE, ABERDEEN, AB10 1RB, SCOTLAND
Tel:
Work 01224 648 222
Fax:
Fax 01224 648 848
DX:
LP 11 ABERDEEN-1
Email:
Web:
www.patienceandbuchan.com

Iain Patience

Tel:
Work 01224 648222
Email:
Patience and Buchan

Work Department

Family law.

Position

Partner specialising exclusively in family law. Iain handles a wide range of complex and high-value cases; work is mostly referral or client recommendation. He is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in family law (1994) and family mediation (1998) and is a leading exponent of the increasingly popular field of collaborative family law in Scotland. Iain is also a qualified family law arbitrator (2011).

Career

Trained Duncan and Duncan, Inverness; qualified 1979; assistant Iain Smith and Company 1979-83; partner 1983-2000; senior partner Patience and Buchan 2000 to date.

Member

Law Society of Scotland; Family Law Association; Aberdeen Bar Association; CALM; Consensus Collaboration Scotland; International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP); Family Law Arbitration Group (FLAG) Scotland.

Education

Fortrose Academy; Aberdeen University (1977 LLB); Notary Public (1978).

Leisure

Football, mountain biking, tennis, qualified football coach.


Scotland: Private client

Family

Within: Family

Aberdeen-based Patience and Buchan handles a wide range of contentious and non-contentious family and child law work for clients across the North East of Scotland. This includes assistance with adoption and financial provision matters, cohabitation disputes and disputes between same-sex couples as well as high-value collaborative cases. The ‘very conscientious, diligent and confident’ Lorna Buchan, who ‘excels in litigated cases and has excellent rapport with clients’ while ‘maintaining a balanced and fair view of negotiations’, advised an individual on child contact arrangements after the client’s separation from their partner, who is also the parent of the child. In a separate matter, she assisted a client with cross-border matrimonial property matters following a separation. Ashley Simpson, who ‘is sensitive to client needs and demonstrates great attention to detail’, acted for a client in a cohabitation separation, and advised another client on a child contact dispute, and on assault allegations. Consultant Iain Patience is ‘very experienced and equally strong in litigation and other forms of dispute resolution’.

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