Craig Samson > Blackadders LLP > Dundee, Scotland > Lawyer Profile
Blackadders LLP Offices
30 & 34 REFORM STREET
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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).
Blackadders LLP regularly helps its clients to resolve issues of financial provision, asset division, and child residence and contact in the event of divorce or separation through mediation, collaborative practice, and other firms of alternative dispute resolution. The firm has worked on a number of cases concerning attempts by one parent to relocate within Scotland or the UK in such a way to distances that would make contact difficult. Craig Samson, who leads the team out of Dundee, has a track record of work on financial claims for both pursuers and defenders. In Aberdeen, Gareth Masson handles civil court matters concerning children, including those relating to adoption and permanency orders. Associate Joanne Murray has advised on cross-border disputes.
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