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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 families, 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 solicitors.  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

‘Rhona Adams’ professionalism and the quality of her work are to be commended.’

Legal 500 2020/21

‘Rhona Adams and Lucia Clark are dual qualified in Scots and English law, which makes them well placed to advise in cross border matters. Rhona is hugely experienced and brings a calm and pragmatic approach.

Legal 500 202/21

‘Rhona Adams has an excellent manner with clients – she provides sensible and sympathetic advice.’

Legal 500 2020/21

Sources consider her to be "very pragmatic" and "very good with clients," with one adding: "She is very measured, calm and a very good mediator."

Chambers and Partners 2020

Recent Content by Rhona Adams

26 Apr 2021

When is a marriage not a marriage?

The Pandemic has been tough on couples who have had to postpone their weddings or scale back their celebrations to fit in with lockdown restrictions...
Rhona Adams
20 Jan 2021

Reflections on Remote Mediation

The lockdown has represented something of mixed blessing to proponents of mediation.  
Rhona Adams


Adams, RhonaLaw Award of Scotland - Winner 2017