Mr Richard B Smith > Brodies LLP > Edinburgh, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

Brodies LLP
15 ATHOLL CRESCENT
EDINBURGH
EH3 8HA
Scotland

Work Department

Family Law

Position

Partner in Family Law Team at Brodies LLP. Accredited Family Specialist. Trained collaborative lawyer.  Specialising in divorce, separation and child law.  Particular expertise in divorce cases involving business interests and high conflict child related cases

Career

Qualified 1998. Partner at Simpson & Marwick 2008 to 2015.  Joined Brodies LLP as partner in June 2015.

Memberships

Family Law Association, Consensus Collaboration Scotland, International Academy of Collaborative Practitioners (IACP).

Education

University of Edinburgh LLB (hons) 1995.  Dip L.P 1996.

Leisure

Marathon runner and keen boxing fan.

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Private client > Family

(Leading individuals)

Richard B SmithBrodies LLP

The family practice at Brodies LLP has a strong reputation for its work advising separating couples in complex divorce and civil partnership dissolutions, often with cross-border and international aspects. Shaun George, the practice head, is an accredited family law arbitrator and mediator, whose practice is centred on high-value divorce cases with a cross-border element. Richard B Smith is adept at dealing with financial provision where assets are locked into businesses, while Lisa Girdwood focuses on residency and contact arrangements for children, and also has particular experience in child abduction cases. The firm also advises on pre- and post-nuptial agreements, the rights of non-married but cohabiting partners, and adoption disputes. Jennifer Wilkie is another name to note.