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Marjory has practised Family Law for over thirty years in Scotland and in both the Sheriff Courts and the Court of Session. Collaboratively trained and recognising that the manner in which a relationship breakdown is handled by advisors can impact on the outcomes for the family and particularly the children in the future. Extensive experience in all aspects of Family law, including cases with complex asset structures or with an international dimension, and in both non contentious work and litigation .Experience of other relevant areas of law is invaluable in Family cases. Recent cases: the subjects of co-habitation, including drafting co-habitation agreements, drafting pre and post-nuptial agreements, unjustified enrichment claims, protective remedies including child protection issues, relocation issues, cases with International dimensions, pension sharing, property transfers, orders for sale and dissolution of Civil Partnership. Skilled in drafting all types of family law related agreements to regulate the financial consequences of relationships, both at the outset and following breakdown. Marjory has a particular interest in Adoption including International Adoption.
Associate at BTO Solicitors LLP. Qualified in 1982. Past positions at Raeburn Christie, Aberdeen, and Brodies LLP Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Family Law Association
University of Aberdeen , Law 1980; Diploma in Legal Practice 1981.
Scotland: Private client
BTO Solicitors LLP has ‘a strong grounding in the various forms of ADR’. Key figures include Cath Karlin (who ‘builds a great rapport with her clients’), Lesley Gordon (who is ‘heavily committed to collaborative law’) and child law specialist Marjory Blair, who is ‘razor sharp in catching the details’.