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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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Fax 0131 225 3642
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549302 EDINBURGH 36
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www.westwateradvocates.com

Lynda Brabender

Tel:
Work 0131 226 5071
Email:
Westwater Advocates (Westwater Advocates)

Position

Family law – financial provision on divorce, cohabitation, residence and contact, relocation. First instance and appellate. Cases include:

Parker v Parker [2014] CSOH 128 (divorce, farming); B v B 2012 Fam LR 65 (divorce, special circumstances); Price v Baxter 2009 Fam LR 138 (husband and wife, wills, minutes of agreement); Savage v Purches 2009 SLT (Sh Ct) 36 (cohabitation, intestacy); Brown v Robertson 2009 Fam LR (divorce, farming); Clark v Clark (No 2) 2007 SLT (Sh Ct) 86 (divorce, farming); Treasure v McGrath 2006 Fam LR 100 (parental responsibilities and rights).

Public child law – permanence orders, adoption, education, judicial review, devolution issues. First instance and appellate. Cases include:

Locality Reporter v Z [2017] CSIH 51 (children’s hearings, jurisdiction, Article 20 of Brussels II bis); West Lothian Council v M 2016 Fam LR 10 (permanence, affidavits); Glasgow City Council, Petitioners 2013 SLT 917 (judicial review, children’s hearings); K v North Ayrshire Council 2012 SLT 381 (education, judicial review); O v Aberdeen City Council 2012 SLT 381 (statutory interpretation); Principal Reporter v K [2011] 1 WLR 18 – Supreme Court (unmarried fathers, human rights); C v C 2008 SCLR 329 (child abduction, acting for 11 year old).

Career

Called 2005. Member of the Scottish Civil Justice Council (SCJC) from 2016; member of the SCJC Family Law Committee from 2014; Member of the Faculty of Advocates Disciplinary Tribunals from 2013; Faculty Council Member from 2010 to 2013; Committee Member, Advocates Family Law Association 2007 to date: Convener of the Additional Support Needs Tribunal for Scotland from 2005 to 2010.

Education

University of Strathclyde (1994 LLB Hons 2:1; 1995 Dip LP).

Leisure

Golf, travel.


Scottish Bar

Civil liberties, human rights, public inquiries, and public and administrative law (including local government)

Within: Civil liberties, human rights, public inquiries, and public and administrative law (including local government) – Leading juniors

Lynda Brabender - Westwater AdvocatesShe imbues clients with a sense of great confidence.’

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Family and childcare

Within: Family and childcare – Leading juniors

Lynda Brabender - Westwater AdvocatesSupremely persuasive on her feet and she has a lovely manner with clients.’

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