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10 GOLDEN SQUARE, ABERDEEN, AB10 1RB, SCOTLAND
Tel:
Work 01224 648 222
Fax:
Fax 01224 648 848
DX:
LP 11 ABERDEEN-1
Email:
Web:
https://www.patienceandbuchan.com

Lorna Buchan

Tel:
Work 01224 648222
Email:
Web:
www.patienceandbuchan.com
Patience and Buchan

Work Department

Family law.

Position

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.

Career

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

Member

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).

Education

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


Scotland: Private client

Family

Within: Family

Patience and Buchan is noted as ‘the best family law practice in Aberdeen’. The team (which is ‘professional to the core’) specialises in high-value cases and child-related issues. Founding partner, Lorna Buchan is ‘hugely formidable’ in court, and has extensive experience in the financial and child aspects of divorce and family law matters. Highlights for Buchan included acting for a husband in complex divorce proceedings, in which his wife refused to enter into negotiations about a jointly-owned property, leading to a successful action for its division and sale. ‘A strong performer and tough litigator’, Ashley Simpson is particularly knowledgeable in disputes arising from cohabitation. Associate Gillian Smith is also recommended for disputes involving children and international relocation.

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