Our award-winning team of family lawyers can provide advice on all aspects of child law, children’s rights and matters concerning children and young people, in Scotland.
We are aware that in the context of separation and divorce parents often find themselves having to confront crucial decisions about child-care arrangements at a time when the emotional aftermath of a broken relationship can make this extremely difficult. Our team of experienced solicitors have the knowledge and experience to guide clients in relation to resolving disputes about residence (formerly custody) and contact (formerly access), as well as disputes about Child Relocation, Child Abduction, Specific Issue Orders, Child Maintenance and all other matters related to a child’s welfare.
In many cases, child-related disputes can arise from practical and pragmatic decisions that require to be made about such issues such as schooling, health matters, holidays and attendance at special events, or whether a child should be taken out-with the UK. Where these disputes cannot be resolved by negotiation, we can assist you in making the appropriate application to the court without delay. Our aim is to encourage a child-centred approach and to resolve disputes without recourse to the courts where possible, but where there is a need to litigate our award-winning solicitors have extensive experience in all aspects of Sheriff Court and Court of Session process.
We also provide expert advice in the areas of Child Care and Protection, and Adoption, as well as Educational matters including placing requests and appeals.
Our experienced team of family lawyers have had extensive training and have experience in both mediation and collaborative law, thus having all the necessary skills to adapt their approach to the needs of each client to ensure the best outcome is achieved. Call us on 0141 429 8166 or complete our online contact form.
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Livingstone Brown is a leading firm of Scottish solicitors. Based in Glasgow, but dealing with cases around the country, the firm has been at the forefront of legal service provision for over thirty years.
If you have a legal problem, getting good quality legal information at the earliest stage can be invaluable. The firm offers a free initial enquiry service; all you have to do is call in, telephone, or e-mail. You won't be charged for your enquiry; we'll let you know by return whether we can help, what we can do, and how much it's likely to cost. We can also offer legal aid where available.
Led by former senior partner Gerard Brown CBE, who continues as a consultant, the firm has built up an enviable reputation for quality of service and client care.
The firm has won various awards over the years. In the 2019 edition of the prestigious Legal 500 rankings Livingstone Brown was ranked as a 'top-tier' firm for general criminal work, and is also recommended for fraud cases. Stuart Munro and Gerard Brown were named as 'Recommended Lawyers'. In the Chambers directory the firm has a Band 1 ranking for criminal work, and Stuart Munro is a ranked financial crime lawyer. The firm was named Criminal Defence Firm of the Year and Family Law Team of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards 2019.