At Morton Fraser Lawyers we have highlighted clarity as our guiding principle.
This directs the way we communicate, the way we advise, the way we conduct relationships with our clients and the way we are totally transparent and upfront about our charges. This applies to all our services from the straightforward to the more complex.
You may find yourself in a situation where you can use either legal system in order to resolve your financial settlement and divorce. Or you may find yourself on the receiving end of divorce proceedings which have been issued in England.
Deciding where, and how to proceed, can save money.
We can provide advice on both Scots and English law relating to divorce and financial provision. We can advise on whether it would be preferable to have your divorce dealt with in a particular part of the UK and whether this is possible in your particular circumstances. We can assist where there is a dispute about jurisdiction as between Scotland and England.
Why choose Morton Fraser
Morton Fraser is one of the few firms in the UK to have family lawyers qualified in both Scots and English law and able to provide advice on both legal systems. We frequently advise clients on situations where there is a dispute about where divorce proceedings ought to be dealt with.
If you live in Scotland but have been served with English proceedings, you may want to sit down with a solicitor close to home so that you can discuss the options face to face.
Our approach to fees
We understand that you need to get a handle on what our advice is going to cost. We offer fixed fee initial meetings where we can discuss the options with you. Wherever possible, we provide tailored fee quotes for much of our work. If that is not possible for all of the case, we will give you a clear indication of the likely cost.
"The way that you both 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."
The group, is noted for going ‘above and beyond’, is led by the ‘hugely experienced’ Rhona Adams, who has ‘an air of calm authority’.
Legal 500 2018/19
The level of support that I received from Fiona and her team was exceptional. I have and will continue to recommend her.
Private Client, Glasgow
They have been extremely intuitive and sensitive in a very delicate situation. Throughout the process of my divorce the team has worked tirelessly to defend my position. Co-operative, efficient and knowledgeable. We have always found all those involved to be professional, conscientious, approachable and supportive
Chambers and Partners 2019/20
'Morton Fraser has a high quality team working in Edinburgh and Glasgow. It is one of the leading firms in this area in both cities'.
Legal 500 2019/20
'A well-established firm with a large family law team based in both Edinburgh and Glasgow. The firm has particular experience in cross-border and international cases'.
Legal 500 2019/20
throughout the process of my divorce the team has worked tirelessly to defend my position.
Chambers and Partners 2020
'Experienced, highly regarded firm and family team – dealing with complex, cross-jurisdictional matters in a pragmatic, effective and skilful way.’
Legal 500 2020/21
‘This is a top-tier firm in a unique position offering legal advice covering Scots law as well as English law. No stone is left unturned; the team are remarkably attentive to client needs.’