Leonie Burke > Aberdein Considine > Edinburgh, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

Aberdein Considine

Work Department

Family Law




Leonie is a Partner in Aberdein Considine’s Family Law Team, based in Edinburgh.

Having specialised in family law for in excess of 18 years, Leonie has a wealth of experience dealing with all aspects of family law, including both financial provision and child law. She is Accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a Family Law Specialist, Accredited as a Mediator and is a trained Collaborative Lawyer.

As well as providing advice on non-contentious matters, she represents individuals in actions raised in both the Sheriff Court and Court of Session. She is regularly instructed, and has particular experience, in dealing with cases involving national or international aspects and complicated business assets.

Leonie is a member of the Family Law Association in Scotland, Consensus Collaboration Scotland and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.

Leonie joined the firm in 2019, having previously been a Senior Associate at Brodies LLP in Edinburgh.



Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Private client > Family

Aberdein Considine’s family law team is headed up by Ruth Aberdein, whose particular expertise lies in high value separation and divorce cases, as well as in drafting pre-nuptial agreements for individuals with significant assets at stake. The firm is experienced in complex child cases, concerning child abduction, residency and contact arrangements, and allegations by one or both parties of abusive behaviour towards the children or spouse. Karl Brown is well-versed in such cases, while Leonie Burke, who joined from Brodies LLP in late 2019, is adept at handling financial provision arrangements where forensic accountancy has been required. April Campbell serves clients in the west central belt of Scotland, heading up the Glasgow team, while Isabelle Douglas is another key member of the team.