Gareth Masson > Blackadders LLP > Aberdeen, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

Blackadders LLP
6 BON ACCORD SQUARE
ABERDEEN
AB11 6XU
Scotland

Work Department

Private client – family law.

Position

Partner in Blackadders family law team. His emphasis for many years has been family law, dealing with financial provision on divorce, and issues relating to children, including the area of adoption and permanency orders, as well as disputes relating to residence and contact. Gareth manages a large caseload, appearing frequently in the Sheriff courts in the North-East of Scotland. He is regularly appointed by Aberdeen Sheriff Court to prepare reports in unresolved child cases. His experience has led him to be involved in a number of high-value cases, including those relating to claims arising out of relationships of cohabitation. He has also been involved in arguing appeals to the Sheriff Principal in cases relating to children. He is also trained as a collaborative family lawyer, often dealing with cases on this basis. He is a member of the Family Law Association. He is also an ad-hoc tutor at Robert Gordon University for the Diploma in Legal Practice. Gareth is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in family law and child law.

Career

Trainee solicitor James & George Collie form 1992-94; assistant solicitor, associate Adam Cochran; becoming partner in 1999 until merger with Blackadders 2014.

Education

Robert Gordon’s College; Aberdeen University (1990 LLB, 1992 Dip LP).

Leisure

Singing, drama and food.

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Private client > Family

Headed up by Craig Samson, cited by clients as ‘personable, intelligent, and committed to securing the best result possible for his clients’, Blackadders LLP stands out for its ‘ability to adapt to each client’s needs‘. This ethos is applied to a wide variety of family issues, namely complicated financial claims on separation and divorce. ‘Knowledgeable and efficient, with good client management skills when dealing with tricky and emotive issues’, Gareth Masson principally focuses on cases involving children, particularly adoptions, permanency orders, and relocations. He also receives instructions concerning cohabitation claims.