Craig Samson > Blackadders LLP > Dundee, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

Blackadders LLP
129 High Street
DD11 1DP

Work Department

Private client, family law.


Partner, head of family law.


Trained Blackadders; qualified 1995; partner 2001. Family Mediator and Collaborative Family Lawyer.


Chairperson of Consensus, the national body of Collaborative Practitioners in Scotland. Presented to international audience at Consensus Conference in Edinburgh in 2012 and at Milan in 2014. External examiner for family law module for Legal Diploma at Dundee University, lectures students at both Abertay and Dundee on ADR and family law, appointed Safeguarder by local authority and also appointed to do reports at court in contested family cases and adoptions.


High School of Dundee; University of Edinburgh (1992 LLB Hons; 1993 Dip LP).


Cycling, boxing.

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Private client > Family

Blackadders LLP is ‘an excellent firm in Aberdeen and Dundee’, according to clients and is led by Craig Samson, who is singled out for his ‘robust and pragmatic approach’. The team is active across a range of family law issues, with strength in complex cross-border child-related matters and financial provision issues. Gareth Masson is regularly instructed on matters of adoption, permanency orders, and cohabitation.