Jennifer Gallagher > Lindsays > Dundee, Scotland > Lawyer Profile


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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 is chair of the Family Law Association, the professional organisation for family lawyers in Scotland.

She is also currently a member of the Advisory Group for the Scottish Law Commission Family Law Reform Project. Jennifer is a member of the Law Society of Scotland Civil Justice Committee and sits on the mediation specialist accreditation panel.


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).


Family Law Association.


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


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‘ family law offering runs the full gamut of contentious and non-contentious family and child law work, with the team receiving regular instructions from clients in Scotland and abroad to assist with high-value litigation. Accredited child and family law specialist Alison McKee heads the group, which includes ‘fearless litigator’ Nina Taylor, who has extensive experience handling cases concerning allegations of domestic and child sexual abuse, trained mediator and collaborative lawyer Jennifer Gallagher and solicitor Philippa Abernethy. Child law expert Duncan Mackinnon left the team in 2022 and joined Macnabs LLP as consultant.