Lorna Buchan > Patience and Buchan > Aberdeen, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

Patience and Buchan
AB10 1RB

Work Department

Family law.


Senior Partner and accredited specialist in family law. Lorna is also an accredited family law mediator, qualified arbitrator, fully trained and practising in collaborative family law. She has a particular interest in complex financial and child-related disputes.


Trained Robson McLean, Edinburgh; qualified 1995; Iain Smith & Company, Aberdeen 1995-2000; founded Patience and Buchan 2000 and senior partner since August, 2016.


Law Society of Scotland; Family Law Association; Aberdeen Bar Association; CALM (Comprehensive Accredited Lawyer Mediators); Consensus Collaboration Scotland (local committee member); International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP); FLAGS (Family Law Arbitration Group Scotland).


Hutchesons’ Grammar School, Glasgow; Aberdeen University (1992 LLB Hons 2(1); 1993 DipLP); Notary Public.

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Private client > Family

(Leading individuals)

Lorna BuchanPatience and Buchan

Patience and Buchan‘s family law practice has a strong litigation and arbitration offering. The practice is jointly headed by founding partner and family and child law specialist Lorna Buchan, whose broad practice includes contentious divorce cases, and ‘very effective mediator’ Ashley Simpson. They are supported by associate Gillian Mitchell.