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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).
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.
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.
Fortrose Academy; Aberdeen University (1977 LLB); Notary Public (1978).
Football, mountain biking, tennis, qualified football coach.
Scotland: Private client
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.