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.
In these situations, either mediation, where the parties will explore solutions together with a trained mediator, or collaborative law, which involves a series of open meetings between both clients and collaboratively trained lawyers, can be very effective. This is particularly the case where children are concerned.
These tools can, in the right cases, result in more constructive and child-centred outcomes, with clients retaining more control over the process and benefiting from reduced legal costs.
We can offer clear advice and information about these processes and help you to decide whether either of them might be right for you. We have the expertise to support you through a collaborative or mediated process.
Why choose Morton Fraser
With two accredited family mediators and two solicitors trained in collaborative law in our team, we are well attuned to all of the available methods of dispute resolution open to our clients.
We act regularly as mediators, but we also support our own clients through the mediation process.
Our collaborative lawyers in Glasgow and Edinburgh can help you to assess whether collaborative law is suitable to your case and can lead you through the process.
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.
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 cross border jurisdictional disputes.
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
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
‘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.’
Legal 500 2020/21
'Experienced, highly regarded firm and family team – dealing with complex, cross-jurisdictional matters in a pragmatic, effective and skilful way.’