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Lesley Gordon

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BTO Solicitors LLP

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Lesley, based in Edinburgh holds a double accreditation by the Law Society of Scotland as both a specialist in family law and as a CALM mediator. She has specialised in family law area for over twenty years and is considered one of the foremost experts in Scotland. She has a wide breadth of experience in all aspects of family law and has both a contentious and non-contentious practice. Lesley deals principally with the financial issues arising from the formation or breakdown of relationships, including those involving an international dimension. She has particular experience in cases involving the valuation of companies and the interface between partnership law and family law. Lesley is Edinburgh convenorof the Scottish Collaborative Practice Group “Consensus” pod and was also one of the first group of family law arbitrators trained in Scotland with The Family Law Arbitration Group Scotland “FLAGS”.


Trained at Messrs McVies Haddington, East Lothian; qualified 1994; partner BTO Solicitors LLP 2013. Associate, Russel and Aitken Edinburgh (1996-2001); associate, Skene Edwards, Edinburgh (2001-2005); secretary, Family law Association (2002 -2005); partner, Lindsays Edinburgh (2005 – 2013).




Family Law Association, Scottish Child Law Centre, IACP and Consensus.


Perth Academy; University of Dundee LLB Hons 1991; Dip LP 1992.


Looking after a young family, cycling, running and fashion.

Scotland: Private client


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. Associate Denise Laverty is also recommended for English and Scottish jurisdictional issues.

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