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Brodies LLP

15 ATHOLL CRESCENT, EDINBURGH, EH3 8HA, SCOTLAND
Tel:
Work 0131 228 3777
Fax:
Fax 0131 228 3878
DX:
ED10 EDINBURGH-1
Email:
Web:
www.brodies.com

Scott Cochrane

Tel:
Work 0131 656 0124
Email:
Brodies LLP

Work Department

Personal & Family

Position

Partner in the family law team, advising on all areas of family law, particularly complex financial cases including those with an international aspect; has a wide ranging client base and is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as an expert in family law.

Career

Trained Stuart & Stuart WS; qualified 1992; joined family law department Brodies LLP 1992; partner 2002.

Member

Scottish Family Law Association; Governor of the International Academy of Family Lawyers; WS Society; The New Club, Edinburgh.

Education

George Heriots, Edinburgh; Dundee University (1989 LLB; 1990 DipLP).

Leisure

Family, swimming, wine, travel.


Scotland: Private client

Family

Within: Family

The ‘absolutely top-end team’ at Brodies LLP is noted for its family law work, including high-value and high-profile divorce cases, as well as multi-jurisdictional aspects and ‘forum shopping’ cases. The group also cases involving international child abduction and has expertise in European regulations pertaining to maintenance. Lisa Girdwood is ‘hugely experienced and able’ and has ‘a caring manner with clients’. Also recommended are ‘master tacticianScott Cochrane, Richard B Smith, who focuses on divorce cases involving business owners has ‘a pleasant and pragmatic approach’, and Shaun George, who heads the practice.

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