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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

Duncan Mackinnon

Tel:
Work 01382 868111
Email:
Aitken Nairn WS

Work Department

Family Law

Position

A partner in the family law department, based in Dundee. Duncan has been qualified and practising solicitor dealing almost exclusively with family and child law for over 20 years. Duncan is the only Dundee solicitor accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a Specialist in Child Law, with his first accreditation in 2003.

Duncan works principally for individuals often children, but on occasion he acts for the Court and regularly acts independently to help courts and children’s panel to determine what is best for children. He also acts as Bar Reporter or Curator ad Litem and safeguarder all over the east coast of Scotland.

Duncan is Vice Chairman Relationship Scotland Tayside and Fife.

Duncan is also external examiner in family law appointed to the University of Dundee.


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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