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Lucia Clark

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Awards

Clark, Lucia

 Law Society Accredited Specialist

Overview

Lucia is a Partner in our Family Law team in Edinburgh. 

She is an accredited specialist in family law, and has particular expertise in resolving financial disputes arising from the breakdown of a relationship. 

She frequently acts in cases involving high-value assets such as businesses or farms, and in cases with an international aspect. 

Lucia understands that separation can be a stressful experience, and aims to support clients as best she can through the process.  She successfully resolves many of her cases through negotiation, but also has considerable experience litigating in Court. 

She is a dual-qualified lawyer (England/Wales and Scotland) and helps clients in complex cross-border cases.  She advises on matters of jurisdiction, and has acted for clients based in the U.S., Asia, Middle East and Australia, including ex-pats.  Lucia regularly advises upon preparation of pre-nuptial agreements, cohabitation disputes and child-related issues including international relocation. 

As well as acting for clients in Scottish cases, Lucia also represents clients in cases relating to divorce and finance proceeding under English law or in the English courts. 

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What our clients and peers say

"Lucia's attention to detail is pure genius! Her ability to negotiate is very good and that helps you to reach a settlement." 

- Chambers & Partners

"[Lucia has] a reputation as "a strong negotiator." Market commentators note that she is "particularly strong in cases with international or cross-border elements."

- Chambers & Partners 2016

Lucia "has recently undertaken significant cross-border work. One source states: “She is very careful, detailed and considered. I found her impressive.”

- Chambers & Partners

"The way that you both [Counsel and LC] handled my legal and personal issues on the day was exemplary, so good, in fact that I actually enjoyed much of it! The balance between professional advice and caring for the outcome and how it would affect me both on the day and in the future, could not have been more apparent to me." Private client

- Private client

"You were absolutely brilliant - I had two solicitors prior to you, and I can assure you they were not a patch on you"

- Private client

"Assiduous, easy to get on with and dedicated"

- Chambers & Partners

"Your foresight on all matters on my case was truly remarkable... the clarity with which you explained my options to me was exactly what I needed at some challenging times to help me make decisions"

- Private client, 2015

"What made [Rhona and Lucia] stand out was their hard work, dedication and professionalism... I felt they cared, and for me that is what makes the difference between a good solicitor and a very good solicitor."

- Private client, 2015

Memberships

Publications and Presentations

November 2015
Presented at seminar on "Everyday International Family Law", International Committee of Resolution
September 2015
"Differences affect divorce decisions" - The Scotsman
July 2015
"New Court of Session Family Protocol" - Green Family Law Bulletin
April 2015
Presented at a workshop on international family law matters at the Resolution National Conference in Brighton
November 2014
"The Divorce (Financial Provision) Bill - Flattery through imitation?" - Greens Family Law Bulletin