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

Blackadders LLP
30 & 34 REFORM STREET
DUNDEE
DD1 1RJ
Scotland

Work Department

Private client, family law.

Position

Partner, head of family law.

Career

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

Memberships

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.

Education

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

Leisure

Cycling, boxing.

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Private client > Family

Blackadders LLP‘s broad practice acts on a wide range of divorce, cohabitation and separation claims that often invoke disputes over child maintenance, residence and contact as well as complex investigations into assets. The team also handles wrongful retention cases and defends child protection orders and permanency orders, as well as being involved in some unusual cases in which divorce proceedings are pursued in different courts or across multiple jurisdictions. ‘Charismatic and efficient’ practice head Craig Samson is regularly instructed by local authorities to act as safeguarder to vulnerable children.