Firm Profile > Patience and Buchan > Aberdeen, Scotland
Patience and Buchan Offices
10 GOLDEN SQUARE
Patience and Buchan > The Legal 500 Rankings
Family Tier 4
Patience and Buchan is a specialist family law firm based in Aberdeen, led by 'empathetic and caring' senior partner Lorna Buchan, who receives plaudits for her client care and personal approach. She works in tandem with Ashley Simpson, who is 'is well known for her involvement in child-related actions.' Both are accredited specialists in family law. The firm prides itself on its commitment to alternative dispute resolution methods such as arbitration, mediation and collaboration.
Other key lawyers:
‘My experience of using this firm for my divorce was an excellent choice. The whole team were very professional. I was hugely appreciative for Lorna Buchan’s overall dealing with my case from start to finish. My divorce was not straightforward but she supported me both with excellent legal advice and empathy. She cared about the whole situation.’
‘A highly effective niche practice specialising in family law. They are knowledgeable, accessible and responsive.’
‘The firm is small and friendly. They are very professional and discreet. As a client, I had great confidence in the advice and support that I received. It was pragmatic and, I believe based on an exceptionally sound and thorough knowledge of the law in this field.’
‘I felt that, from the start, the service was very professional but also very personal. I was kept regularly up to date with the developments in my case and my solicitor Lorna Buchan was always very approachable and very helpful. All of the staff at Patience & Buchan that I dealt with throughout my case were friendly, helpful and professional. They always made you feel relaxed and at ease which, when you’re dealing with a stressful legal case, was very much appreciated.’
‘Lorna Buchan was a huge help to me in a very difficult divorce. She took on board everything I said. She listened and understood and worked tirelessly to obtain the best outcome for me. I appreciated her legal knowledge but perhaps just as importantly her her very empathetic approach and caring nature.’
‘Ashley Simpson is very experienced in this area. She is well known for her involvement in child-related actions. In her dealings with clients she is considered, sensitive, and engaging. She has a great technical knowledge of the law and is a problem solver’.
‘Gillian Smith is a dynamic and proactive litigator. She has an excellent grasp of the law and is persuasive in her advocacy. Her case preparation is thorough and diligent.’
‘Lorna Buchan is a consummate professional who is, in my opinion extremely knowledgeable in her field of expertise. She provided me with excellent legal advice and support. I was so pleased to have Lorna working on my behalf as she was very pragmatic and conscious of keeping down costs so that meetings were only scheduled when there was actually something relevant to discuss. Lorna helped to make a very difficult and upsetting period a lot less stressful and I always felt that she had my best interests at heart.’