Many people do not realise that the English and Scottish courts apply very different rules to divorce and financial provision, sometimes with very different outcomes.
Morton Fraser is one of the few firms within the UK to have family lawyers qualified in both English law and Scots law, and are available to provide advice in both English and Scottish jurisdictions. Due to this, we frequently advise clients with regard to the advantages of both systems and how the difference between English and Scots law may effect their separation or divorce.
Morton Fraser acts for people, based anywhere in the UK who are seeking to divorce in the English courts, and provide advice as to a financial settlement on divorce.
We appreciate that most people prefer an amicable and stress-free outcome when divorcing, and we therefore aim to find effective negotiated solutions where possible. However, where appropriate and necessary, we represent clients in financial proceedings in the English Courts (both the County Courts and the Principal Registry in London).
After a separation, many spouses want to come back “home” – and sometimes that means returning to Scotland, even if all or most of their married life has been in England or abroad. That might mean that the separated spouse is now living in Scotland, but facing a divorce in the English courts. For such clients, we can provide a face-to-face service during this difficult time – one which is less likely to be available if the client instead instructed a solicitor based in England.
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Rhona Adams, Partner
Telephone: 0131 247 1339
Lucia Clark, Associate
Telephone: 0131 247 1243