Why choose Morton Fraser
Our experienced team has acted for clients based in the Middle East, United States, Asia, Europe, Australia, and elsewhere, including expats working abroad and expat spouses. With three highly experienced dual-qualified (England/Scotland) lawyers in our team, we can advise and litigate across the UK. We have also dealt with Scottish divorce cases involving overseas and offshore assets and assets held in trust, and have significant expertise in resolving international child abduction cases. Our team frequently co-operate with solicitors in other countries in order to achieve the best outcome for clients facing overseas divorce.
As well as explaining the law, we know how to make the logistics easier for you. We are experienced in project management of complicated cases including instructing translators; arranging for service of papers worldwide; coordinating the contributions of overseas lawyers; liaising with overseas witnesses and obtaining documents and other evidence from foreign jurisdictions.
Our experienced team is headed by Rhona Adams, partner and Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. As the only Scottish member of Interlaw, a worldwide organisation of law firms, we can find you or put you in touch with a local lawyer quickly.
By choosing Morton Fraser you will also have access to our specialists in other teams who are experienced in advising international clients. Our succession planning lawyers will help with updating your Will and Power of Attorney and ensure you understand any succession and tax implications which will inevitably arise following the change in your circumstances. Where necessary, we will liaise with overseas lawyers to ensure you have access to the best advice at all times. Our property team can also help with the sale, purchaser or transfer of any property interests you may have in the UK and again discuss how Scottish and UK taxes will apply. You will also have access to our wealth management team who can help with the restructuring of your assets and advise on pension and retirement planning. Our expert team of immigration lawyers are also on hand to help solve any immigration issues quickly.