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

Brodies LLP
AB10 6SD

Work Department

Family Law


A vastly experienced solicitor, 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 Aberdeen.

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 only two Scottish solicitors ranked in the Chambers UK High Net Worth Guide 2020.


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

With a strong focus on a collaborative approach, the family team at Brodies LLP handles some of the most complex and high-value divorces and civil partnership dissolutions, many of which have cross-border dimensions. Shaun George, ‘one of the most experienced family law practitioners in Scotland’, heads up the team, which also includes Richard B Smith, who frequently offers tailored advice to business owners and their spouses going through divorce, and Lisa Girdwood, whose practice centres on child law issues, including complex child abduction cases, as well as complex financial provision on separation and divorce. Promoted to partner in 2020, Jennifer Wilkie’s practice revolves around international work, with particular expertise in pre- and post-nuptial agreements and surrogacy matters. At senior associate level, Fiona Sharp specialises in both divorce and cohabitation cases.