Rankings & Comments

Chambers 2023 (Aberdeen – Band 1)

What the team is known for

The family team at Balfour+Manson demonstrates extensive experience across a broad range of financial and child-related disputes. It has a strong track record of handling high-value separation and cohabitation matters, with the ability to offer comprehensive service through its provision of property and private client experts. The team also advises on child matters, including relocation, child abduction, maintenance and contact order cases. The firm has a strong bench of lawyers across its offices in Edinburgh and Aberdeen.

"The service was excellent in every way. The team was friendly and knowledgeable and ensured that what could have been a complex process was handled seamlessly."

"They have people at the top with a strong level of experience backed up by a great support team."

"The lawyers at Balfour+Manson are extremely responsive and clear in all their communications."

"They were able to give me the best advice based on my legal position and to answer my questions with ease whilst using their past experiences to suggest possible outcomes."

Lynne Mulcahy – Band 1

"Lynne could not have been more helpful or understanding with regards to my situation and always gave me advice based on my best interests."

"Lynne Mulcahy is a first-rate lawyer who has achieved a fantastic outcome for me."

Kirsten Knight – Band 2

"Kirsten made me feel very much at ease. She took the time to explain every step and made me feel comfortable with my choices."

"She is creative in managing complex situations."

Legal 500 (Tier 2)

Balfour+Manson LLP remains one of the ‘strongest groups of talented family lawyers’ and is led by experienced arbitrator Shona Smith who is noted for her handling of complex financial separations. The group is regularly instructed on the dissolution of civil partnerships, pre-and post-nuptial agreements and child residency issues. Other core areas of focus are cohabitation actions and adoptions. Lynne Mulcahy has a track record appearing before the Sheriff Court and Court of Session, whilst Jamie Foulis's practice covers both contentious and non-contentious work. Kirsten Knight and associate Iain Thomson are also recommended.

 ‘Lynne Mulcahy is amazing and can’t speak highly enough of her. She is empathetic and really fights your corner.’

‘Lynne Mulcahy is definitely not a solicitor who I would want to be up against in court. At the same time, she is highly professional and doesn’t waste time with being petty or demeaning. she gently advises and guides and gives advice in a kind and personable way, and is highly knowledgeable of the law and the system.’

‘Lynne Mulcahy is eloquent, and is wise in seeing into the pertinent issues of the case and doesn’t leave out the small relevant details.’

‘The professionalism of the team is so clear and apparent, even from the very first consultation. You get the feeling at every stage that the clients views are paramount and with the obvious experience of the family law team, you feel that you are in the best possible hands which is massively reassuring.’

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