Mr Shaun George > Brodies LLP > Aberdeen, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

Brodies LLP
Brodies House
31-33 Union Grove
AB10 6SD

Work Department

Family Law


Shaun has practised family law for more than 30 years. He heads the Brodies’ Family team, which is the largest in Scotland, and is based in our Aberdeen and Edinburgh offices.

Shaun advises on all aspects of family law but has particular expertise in high value financial provision on divorce cases, often involving assets held overseas.

As a qualified Family Law Arbitrator, he offers his clients a range of dispute resolution options including collaboration, mediation and arbitration. He is one of the few Scottish solicitors ranked in the Chambers UK High Net Worth Guide 2023.


Qualified 1989; Partner; Laurie & Co, Solicitors, Aberdeen, 1991 – 2001; Partner – Burnside, Kemp, Fraser, Solicitors, Aberdeen 2001 – 2004; Partner Simpson & Marwick, Solicitors, Aberdeen 2004 – June, 2015; Partner Brodies LLP June 2015 to date.


National Committee of Consensus (Collaboration) Scotland; Past President of Society of Advocates in Aberdeen; FLAGS (Family Law Arbitration Group Scotland); FLA (Family Law Association); CALM (Comprehensive Accredited Lawyer Mediators);


University of Aberdeen 1986 LLB; Dip LP 1987


Member of Royal Aberdeen Golf Club since 1980; Captain:2018/2019; Aberdeen University Basketball Blue.

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Private client > Family

(Leading individuals)

Shaun George – Brodies LLP

With an experienced bench of family law specialists, the family law practice at Brodies LLP is well placed to handle a wide range of instructions, from complex and high-value divorces to child abduction cases and residence issues; with the arrival of Jacqueline Stroud from MacRoberts LLP in June 2022, the team also boosted its capabilities in financial provision and mediation work. Shaun George leads the group from the firm’s Aberdeen office, while Lisa Girdwood, who excels in international child abduction cases, is a key contact in Glasgow. Other key individuals include the Inverness-based Sarah Lilley (child law and family law mediation) and the Aberdeen-based Susie Mountain (particular expertise in the relocation of children); both were elevated to the partnership in May 2022. At associate level, the team is supported by Victoria Varty and Garry Sturrock. Senior associate Debbie Reekie  recently joined from BTO; she is known for being ‘very easy to deal with‘ and ‘adopting a constructive approach to her cases‘.