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Lindsays

SEABRAES, 18 GREENMARKET, DUNDEE, DD1 4QB, SCOTLAND
Tel:
Work 01382 224112
Fax:
Fax 01382 200109
DX:
LP-5 DUNDEE
Email:
Web:
http://www.lindsays.co.uk

Jennifer Gallagher

Tel:
Work 01382 346400
Email:
Aitken Nairn WS

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).

Member

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.


Scotland: Private client

Family

Within: Family

Lindsays has ‘a solid team with a good knowledge of family law matters’. The group handles complex financial provision cases, child law (including adoption and permanence orders, cross-border and jurisdictional work. It also has considerable experience in Court of Session and Sheriff Court litigation, which stands alongside its alternative dispute resolution practice. On the non-contentious side, the team handles nuptial and cohabitation agreements, rural matters, Hague Convention work and surrogacy. Alison McKee leads the practice and has particular expertise in international child abduction cases, in addition to collaborative family law. Jennifer Gallagher stands out for ‘excellent technical knowledge’, as well as possessing ‘the confidence to run cases and take decisions herself, where appropriate’. The ‘sensible and practicalDuncan Mackinnon is a child law specialist and is noted for his ‘great rapport’ with children. ‘Approachable, sympathetic and intellectually able’ legal director Lucy Metcalf has an excellent track record in court, which she combines with ‘well-developed soft-skills’.

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