Shaun has practised family law for more than 30 years. 

Shaun advises on all aspects of family law but has particular expertise in high value financial provision on divorce cases, often involving assets held overseas.

As a qualified Family Law Arbitrator, he offers his clients a range of dispute resolution options including collaboration, mediation and arbitration. He is one of the few Scottish solicitors ranked in the Chambers UK High Net Worth Guide 2022.

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A leading proponent of collaborative practice, Shaun sits on the National Committee of Consensus Collaboration Scotland.

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  • Accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in family law and as a family law mediator.
  • Regularly presents on a variety of family law topics in Scotland and elsewhere.
  • A former president of the Society of Advocates in Aberdeen.
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  • Ranked in Band 1 by Chambers and Partners UK 2024 in Family/Matrimonial – Aberdeen and surrounds. 
  • Ranked by Legal 500 UK 2024 as a Leading Individual in Family - Scotland.
  • Ranked individual by Chambers High Net Worth UK 2023 in Family/matrimonial: high net worth.