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

Aberdein Considine
AB11 6DN

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 almost 20 ears 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’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.