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BTO Solicitors LLP

ONE EDINBURGH QUAY, 133 FOUNTAINBRIDGE, EDINBURGH, EH3 9QG, SCOTLAND
Tel:
Work 0131 222 2939
Fax:
Fax 0131 222 2949
DX:
ED77 EDINBURGH
Email:
Web:
www.bto.co.uk
Edinburgh, Glasgow

Lesley Gordon

Tel:
Work 0131 222 2939
Email:
Web:
www.btofamilylaw.co.uk
BTO Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Family.

Position

Partner

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. She acted for the pursuer in the highest value cohabitation claim in Scotland to date. Lesley is Edinburgh convenor of the Scottish Collaborative Practice Group “Consensus” pod. She was one of the first group of family law arbitrators trained in Scotland with The Family Law Arbitration Group Scotland “FLAGS” and is secretary of FLAGS.

Career

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). Partner and Head of Family Law, BTO Solicitors LLP (2013 to date)

Languages

English.

Member

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

Education

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

Leisure

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


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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