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 boutique family law practice represents high net worth individuals in divorce cases that involve disputes over awards of ailment, source of funds arguments and complex investigations into assets held overseas. The team also handles intra-UK relocation and contact matters concerning children and cohabitation claims, defending assertions of economic disadvantage. Founding partner Lorna Buchan, who is accredited in both family Law and mediation, is committed to resolving disputes – in particular those arising from divorce or child care – through mediation.