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Alex Critchley



Alex is a Solicitor in the Family Law team.

Alex has specialised in family law since qualifying as a solicitor in 2016. He has experience of a wide range of family law matters, but especially those involved in resolving financial disputes arising from the breakdown of a relationship. He regularly provides advice to individual and public sector clients on complicated legal issues.

Alex has experience of appearing in sheriff courts throughout Scotland and in instructing advocates in the Court of Session. Since joining the Family Law Team, he has been involved in a number of significant appeals to the Inner House of the Court of Session.

Alex has a particular interest in international family law. He holds a postgraduate LLM degree in international private law and comparative law. He regularly advises on issues of international jurisdiction in family cases. He has experience of cases involving England, Germany, Portugal, Thailand, Syria, Australia, the United Arab Emirates and the United States. His experience includes cases of international child abduction, international divorce and the international recovery of maintenance arrears.

As well as being a member of the Family Law Team at Morton Fraser, Alex is undertaking postgraduate doctoral study in the field of international private law. He currently tutors international private law to undergraduate students at the University of Edinburgh and is employed as a Research Assistant at the Department of International Private Law and Comparative Law at the University of Tübingen, Germany. He speaks fluent German and basic Italian.

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Law Award of Scotland - Winner 2017