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Rhona Adams

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Rhona is a Partner and Head of our Family Law team.  She has been with Morton Fraser since 2002.  

Rhona is an accredited specialist with extensive experience of dealing with sheriff court and Court of Session litigation. She has a particular interest in dealing with cases which involve an international or cross-Border element.  Rhona is also a highly regarded family law mediator, with over 20 years mediation experience.  

Our family law  team provides family & adoption law advice to a wide range of clients, including private individuals and familiies, clients in business, and the public sector.  We are uniquely positioned to provide both Scottish and  English Services  as a result of our dual qualified solicifors.  We also offer a wide range of  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services in family law matters.   

Individuals and Families expertise

Rhona has long experience of dealing with all aspects of family law. In recent years, her specialism has centred on high-value complex financial provision cases, and cases with a cross border or international element.  Rhona has also developed a burgeoning practice in family mediation in recent years.  She is noted for her calm, approachable style. 

Rhona is dual qualified in Scots and English law, and can advise on the pros and cons of proceeding in either jurisdiction.  She has been, since 2011, a Fellow of the prestigious International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. 

What our clients and peers say: 

Sources report: "She is emotionally engaged and compassionate when needed, while detached and professional when appropriate. She has good listening and communication skills and a non-confrontational approach to opposing counsel."

Chambers and Partners 2019

Knowledgeable, personable and professional.

Legal 500

Morton Fraser is renowned for international family law, family mediation and arbitration, and private and public law aspects of child law. Practice head Rhona Adams has particular expertise in crossborder jurisdictional disputes.

Legal 500

I have nothing but praise and recommendation for you so once again my heartfelt thanks.

Mandy Bennett

"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

Rhona Adams has ‘an air of calm authority’.

Legal 500 2018/19

'Rhona Adams is an excellent mediator, excellent manner and very good cross border experience, careful and thorough'.

Legal 500 2019/20
UK Leading Firm 2020

'Rhona Adams has a wealth of experience and a calm approach'.

Legal 500 2019/20
UK leading Individual 2020

Rhona is excellent at staying calm and explaining the process and the options.

Chambers and Partners 2020
Chamber 2020

Recent Content by Rhona Adams

8 Oct 2019

What is Family Mediation?

Every year around this time, I experience the same combination of déjà vu and horrified disbelief at the appearance of mince pies, tinsel and...
Press Release
Rhona Adams
11 Sep 2015

Ex-pat divorce

According to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, more than 13 million Britons are living abroad at any given time. Many move elsewhere to pursue a...
Blog
Rhona Adams
2 Mar 2015

Is this the Wright way to maintain an ex spouse?

It will not have escaped your notice that a recent English family appeal case has been widely reported and commented on by the media. It concerns a...
Blog
Rhona Adams

AWARDS

Adams, RhonaLaw Award of Scotland - Winner 2017

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