Ruth Aberdein > Aberdein Considine > Aberdeen, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

Aberdein Considine
AB11 6DN
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Work Department

Family Law


Ruth is the Partner-in-Charge of our highly-regarded and dynamic Family Law team. She has specialised exclusively in Family Law for over 18-years and is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland both as a Specialist in Family Law and as a Family Law Mediator. Ruth, who is also a qualified Collaborative Lawyer, is recognised in the Legal 500 as a leading individual in her field, with commentary including that she is “very trustworthy, professional and sympathetic” and is “able to approach difficult matters with empathy and understanding while using extensive knowledge and experience to achieve as good a solution as possible”. Ruth has extensive knowledge spanning all areas of Family Law but has particular expertise in dealing with high-net worth cases, often involving business interests. Ruth is respected for her sensible and child-focussed approach to cases. 


Trained Aberdein Considine; Associate Partner, Aberdein Considine 2002; Partner 2004-present.




Scottish Family Law Association; Aberdeen Bar Association; Society of Advocates in Aberdeen; Scottish Collaborative Family Law Group; International Academy of Collaborative Professionals; CALM Accredited Mediators.


University of Aberdeen LLB (Hons) 1998; University of Aberdeen DipLP 1999.


Family, football and travel.

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Private client > Family

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Aberdein Considine handles a wide range of claims in court and through mediation often relating to child welfare, including interdicts and exclusion orders, relocation disputes, and court orders to protect vulnerable children domestically and internationally. The team, which is led by the ‘exceptionally thorough and hard workingRuth Aberdein, is instructed in a number of complex cohabitant disputes, divorce proceedings and negotiations concerning prenuptial agreements where one party has significant wealth to protect. The ‘diligent and sensitiveNaeema Sajid, who is a member of the Law Society of Scotland’s Family Law Sub-committee, has particular experience of acting in child maintenance appeals and applying for guardianship orders.