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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

Richard B Smith

Tel:
Work 0131 526 4000
Email:
Brodies LLP

Work Department

Family Law

Position

Partner in Family Law Team at Brodies LLP. Accredited Family Specialist. Trained collaborative lawyer.  Specialising in divorce, separation and child law.  Particular expertise in divorce cases involving business interests and high conflict child related cases

Career

Qualified 1998. Partner at Simpson & Marwick 2008 to 2015.  Joined Brodies LLP as partner in June 2015.

Member

Family Law Association, Consensus Collaboration Scotland, International Academy of Collaborative Practitioners (IACP).

Education

University of Edinburgh LLB (hons) 1995.  Dip L.P 1996.

Leisure

Marathon runner and keen boxing fan.


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 tactician’ Scott 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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