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BTO Solicitors LLP

ONE EDINBURGH QUAY, 133 FOUNTAINBRIDGE, EDINBURGH, EH3 9QG, SCOTLAND
Tel:
Work 0131 222 2939
Fax:
Fax 0131 222 2949
DX:
ED77 EDINBURGH
Email:
Web:
www.bto.co.uk
Edinburgh, Glasgow

Lesley Gordon

Tel:
Work 0131 222 2939
Email:
BTO Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Family.

Position

Partner

Lesley, based in Edinburgh holds a double accreditation by the Law Society of Scotland as both a specialist in family law and as a CALM mediator. She has specialised in family law area for over twenty years and is considered one of the foremost experts in Scotland. She has a wide breadth of experience in all aspects of family law and has both a contentious and non-contentious practice. Lesley deals principally with the financial issues arising from the formation or breakdown of relationships, including those involving an international dimension. She has particular experience in cases involving the valuation of companies and the interface between partnership law and family law. Lesley sits on the national committee of the Scottish Collaborative Practice Group “Consensus” and was also one of the first group of family law arbitrators trained in Scotland with The Family Law Arbitration Group Scotland “FLAGS”.

Career

Trained at Messrs McVies Haddington, East Lothian; qualified 1994; partner BTO Solicitors LLP 2013. Associate, Russel and Aitken Edinburgh (1996-2001); associate, Skene Edwards, Edinburgh (2001-2005); secretary, Family law Association (2002 -2005); partner, Lindsays Edinburgh (2005 – 2013).

Member

Family Law Association, Scottish Child Law Centre, IACP, Consensus.

Education

Perth Academy; University of Dundee LLB Hons 1991; Dip LP 1992.

Leisure

Looking after a young family, cycling, running and fashion.


Scotland: Private client

Family

Within: Family

BTO Solicitors LLP has ‘a wealth of experience in all areas of family law’ and is particularly well versed in dealing with financial provision and child law cases. The firm is singled out for its expertise in complex international child custody cases, including adoption and surrogacy matters. ‘Tenacious’ team head Cath Karlin provides ‘straightforward advice’ and attracts praise for her ‘substantial experience in public child law cases; she is a safe pair of hands in financial provision matters’. She acted for a client in a child abduction case, and handled a number of surrogacy petitions. Lesley Gordon (a ‘thorough, well-prepared and tough negotiator’) advised a client on sexual offence matters, and assisted another individual with financial provision and contentious child residence issues. ‘Extremely helpful and competent’ associate Marjory Blair is also recommended.

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