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

Brodies LLP
AB10 6SD

Work Department

Family Law


Partner and head of family law at Brodies LLP. Accredited family law specialist and accredited family law mediator. Trained collaborative lawyer; Family law arbitrator. Advises on all aspects of  family law but has particular expertise in high value financial provision on divorce cases, often involving assets held overseas. 


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 GeorgeBrodies 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.