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Lucia Clark

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Lucia is a Partner in our Family Law team in Edinburgh.  An accredited family law specialist and mediator, she has particular expertise in resolving complex financial disputes.  Consistently highly rated in the legal directories, she is frequently sought out in cases involving high-value assets such as businesses or farms, and in cases with an international aspect.

 

Individuals and Families expertise

With over 15 years' experience in family law, Lucia understands the stresses that separation bring.  She is passionate about resolving family and child disputes in the best way possible for each individual, whether through negotiation, mediation or litigation. 

Lucia 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. 

She also has considerable experience and interest in the niche area of farming divorce, and can advise farmers or spouses on the particular issues faced by them on relationship breakdown.

As an accredited mediator with the Law Society of Scotland and a member of CALM Scotland, she can mediate family and child disputes, or support individual clients going through mediation.  She successfully resolves many of her cases through negotiation, where the couple enter into a separation agreement, but also has considerable experience successfully litigating in Court. 

Lucia also regularly advises upon preparation of pre-nuptial agreements and cohabitation disputes.

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

What our clients and peers say: 

Lucia Clark offers advice on divorces and children matters, and is noted for having "a lot of experience in cross-border work." Clients add: "Lucia's attention to detail is pure genius! Her ability to negotiate is very good and that helps you to reach a settlement."

Chambers and Partners 2018

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

Lucia Clark has ‘superb technical knowledge’ and an ‘analytical approach’, which she also applies to financial provision work.

Legal 500 2018/19

Interviewees describe her as "meticulous, practical, empathetic and contactable," in addition to underlining her dual-qualification in England & Wales as being of particular value.

Chambers and Partners 2019

'Lucia Clark is dual Scots/English qualified, thoughtful and intelligent in her analysis and advice'.

Legal 500 2019/20
UK leading Individual 2020

able to judge, analyse and draw logical conclusions from her knowledge of the law and her research skills

Chambers and Partners 2020
Top Ranked

‘Rhona Adams and Lucia Clark are dual qualified in Scots and English law, which makes them well placed to advise in cross border matters. Lucia has a great technical knowledge and an eye for detail in legal matters.’

Legal 500 2020/21

‘Lucia Clark has experience in cross-border and international cases in particular. She thinks through the issues thoroughly in order to provide the best advice to the client.’

Legal 500 2020/21

"massively intelligent," adding: "She just knows the lot, and does things properly."

Chambers and Partner 2021

Recent Content by Lucia Clark

21 Jun 2021

We don't need no (private) education?

On the break-up of a relationship, one of the most contentious issues can be private school fees.  Who is going to pay for these going forward - and...
Article
Lucia Clark
14 May 2021

Top five questions for unmarried couples on separation

Although there has been financial provision for co-habitants on the breakdown of their relationship in Scotland for some fifteen years now, there...
Blog
Lucia Clark
10 May 2021

Top five tips for English family lawyers about Scots cohabitation law

Having recently taken part in a debate organised by Resolution about Anglo-Scottish cohabitation law, I thought it would be helpful to set out some...
Article
Lucia Clark

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