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Lesley is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in family law. She has specialised in this 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 is an accredited family law arbitrator with The Family Law Arbitration Group Scotland “FLAGS”.
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).
Family Law Association, Scottish Child Law Centre, IACP, Consensus.
Perth Academy; University of Dundee LLB Hons 1991; Dip LP 1992.
Looking after a young family, cycling, running and fashion.
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’.