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BTO Solicitors LLP

48 ST VINCENT STREET, GLASGOW, G2 5HS, SCOTLAND
Tel:
Work 0141 221 8012
Fax:
Fax 0141 221 7803
DX:
GW96 GLASGOW
Email:
Web:
www.bto.co.uk
Edinburgh, Glasgow

Marjory Blair

Tel:
Work 0141 221 8012
Email:
Web:
www.btofamilylaw.co.uk
BTO Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Family

Position

Associate

Marjory has practiced Family Law for over thirty five years in Scotland both in the Sheriff Courts and in the Court of Session. Initially she was part of a broad Civil Litigation practice, but now deals exclusively in all areas of Family law. Because of this she has a wide experience of all areas of law which provides a good foundation for family Law where wide experience of other areas of the law is often required. She is Collaboratively trained, recognising that the manner in which a relationship breakdown is handled by advisors can impact on the outcomes for the family and particularly the children in the future. She has extensive experience in all aspects of Family law, including cases with complex asset structures and/or with an international dimension, and in both non contentious work and litigation. Recent cases: co-habitation, including drafting co-habitation agreements, drafting pre and post-nuptial agreements, unjustified enrichment, protective remedies including child protection issues, relocation issues, cases with International dimensions, pension sharing, property transfers, orders for sale and dissolution of Civil Partnership. Skilled in drafting all family law related agreements to regulate the financial consequences of relationships, both at the outset and following breakdown. Marjory has a particular interest in Child Protection, and Adoption including International Adoption and in Surrogacy.

Career

Associate at BTO Solicitors LLP. Qualified in 1982. Past positions at Raeburn Christie, Aberdeen, and Brodies LLP Edinburgh and Glasgow. She has also worked in the Law Centre in Castlemilk where she gained experience in Children’s Hearings and Appeals , Employment Tribunals and Adoption and came into contact with the Social Work Department in several cases

Member

Family Law Association, Consensus

Education

University of Aberdeen , Law 1980; Diploma in Legal Practice 1981.


Scotland: Private client

Family

Within: Family

The ‘strong’ family team at BTO Solicitors LLP handles family disputes, surrogacy, children’s referrals, international adoptions and high-value settlements. The group also has expertise family matters involving data protection, revenge porn, reputation management, harassment and domestic abuse. The group is led by the ‘empathetic’ Lesley Gordon, who provides clients with ‘direct and strategic advice’ on the range of financial issues arising from the formation and breakdown of relationships, particularly involving high-net-worth individuals. She is also an experienced family arbitrator and mediator. ‘Collaborative’ associate Marjory Blair focuses on issues involving children, and is particularly noted for handling cases involving child protection and domestic abuse.

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