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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

Patience and Buchan’s ‘organised, focused and reliable’ practice is noted for its strong matrimonial workload, often led by Iain Patience. Also recommended are Lorna Buchan, who has ‘excellent knowledge of child protection’, and newly promoted partner Ashley Simpson.

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