Jennifer Gallagher > Lindsays > Dundee, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

Lindsays
SEABRAES, 18 GREENMARKET
DUNDEE
DD1 4QB
Scotland

Work Department

Family.

Position

Jennifer is a partner in the family law team and is based in the Dundee office. She is accredited as a specialist in Family Law and Family Mediation by the Law Society of Scotland and is also a fully trained collaborative lawyer. Jennifer has a wide range of experience which includes providing advice and representation for divorce settlements, separation agreements, cohabitation cases and disputes involving children. Jennifer sits on the committee of the Family Law Association, the professional organisation for family lawyers in Scotland and is also lead tutor in family law for the Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Dundee.

Career

After qualifying Jennifer spent her early career working in Glasgow and Lanarkshire. From 2006 to 2010 she was a partner in Smail & Ewart solicitors, Lanark. Due to family circumstances she relocated to Fife in 2010 and joined Blackadders, Dundee as an associate in the family team. She became a partner in Blackadders in 2012. Current directorships: East Neuk Centre Trust & Dundee Women’s Aid. Publications of note: guide to separation and divorce in Scotland – published by FLA (Contributor).

Memberships

Family Law Association.

Education

Fernhill School, Fernbrae Avenue, Burnside, Rutherglen; University of Strathclyde.

Leisure

She enjoys running (slowly) and is a member of Anster Haddies running club. She enjoys reading and also enjoys spending time with her family.

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Private client > Family

Lindsays frequently represents high net worth individuals in financial provision cases involving aspects such as residency disputes and disagreements over the distribution of matrimonial property or business assets. Another notable area of expertise for the firm is residence orders and contact orders of a contentious nature due to allegations of sexual assault or violence. The team also handles safeguarding matters for vulnerable children and young adults and cross-jurisdictional child abduction cases. ‘Tenacious‘ and ‘pragmatic‘ practice head Alison McKee has a niche in the developing field of surrogacy law and is frequently appointed by the Glasgow Sheriff Court’s panel of solicitors to produce reports on contact and residence disputes. Dundee partner Jennifer Gallagher is chair of Scotland’s Family Law Association.