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WESTWATER ADVOCATES, PARLIAMENT HOUSE, PARLIAMENT SQUARE, EDINBURGH, EH1 1RF, SCOTLAND
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Work 0131 260 5700
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549302 EDINBURGH 36
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Mary Loudon

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Work 0131 226 5071
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Westwater Advocates ()

Position

All areas of family and child law, including high wealth divorces; actions involving residence/contact of children; child abduction cases; adoptions and permanence orders (acting both for local authorities and parents); adults with incapacity matters; advising with regard to professional negligence in family law and cases involving maintenance and reciprocal enforcement of maintenance. Appears in sheriff courts throughout Scotland and in the Court of Session. Has appeared in several appeals and in cases which have been reported; has been appointed by the court as a reporter in child disputes and adoption cases and has advised English lawyers on Scottish Family Law.

Career

Qualified as a solicitor in 1979 and as an advocate in 2002. Since qualifying as a solicitor Mrs Loudon has practised family law exclusively since 1996. She has been a partner in an Edinburgh legal firm, but decided to go to the Bar when family commitments allowed; was an accredited family law specialist and family law mediator, a tutor at Edinburgh University in civil advocacy for several years, has spoken at various seminars and conferences and written articles for family law publications.

Education

Albyn School for Girls, Aberdeen; University of Aberdeen (1972-77 MA LLB).

Leisure

Family, travel, theatre and music.

Practice Areas

Family

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