Individuals and Family

Advising individuals has always been at the heart of our business. We have a strong, dedicated team offering expert legal advice to our clients who tell us they find us both professional and approachable.


These uncertain times have impacted on absolutely everyone, no matter their age, stage and location. Our short guide seeks to provide support and practical steps for individuals and families.

If you would like to discuss your particular situation further, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our specialist Family Law team.

Click here to download our guide: Practical Steps for Personal and Family Matters
    • Real Estate The perfect plot: Realising your dream home in the Highlands The events of 2020 have led many people to re-evaluate their lifestyles and, in particular, the place where they'd like to live. With demand for plots of land on which to build the dream house higher than ever, we look at some points to consider when looking for the perfect site.
    • Individuals & Families Scotland pledges more protection for victims of domestic abuse The Domestic Abuse (Protection) (Scotland) Bill, which aims to strengthen the protection available to victims of domestic abuse, is progressing through Parliament and has recently been published.
    • Individuals & Families Lockdown living arrangements: A focus on cohabitation With lockdown bringing a focus on people's living arrangements, this year has seen more couples take the next step to move in together. However, in doing so, a lot of people are perhaps unaware that this may have legal implications for them.
    • Individuals & Families Adoption: What does the process involve? It has been reported that during the COVID-19 pandemic, adoption agencies have seen a rise in enquiries about the process behind adoption. We look at the process involved and the options available to those looking to bring a child or children into their family.
    • Individuals & Families Separation: What are the next steps? Following a separation, your situation can feel uncertain and unsettling. In this guide, our Family Law team sets out some information and practical steps to help guide you through the initial stages of your separation.
  • "Divorce is an awful thing to go through and the MacRoberts family law department show huge amounts of compassion. They are on your wavelength. Very approachable. They do not put themselves on a pedestal."

    Legal 500
  • "The team is very approachable and flexible. It provides a wide range of expertise and is well integrated, meaning that an inquiry will always be dealt with by the most appropriate person. That gives confidence in the advice being given and also that any initial contact will be appropriately dealt with in a helpful, efficient and professional manner."

    Legal 500
  • "Marika Franceschi makes the team work well. This legal team does not consist of 'that's what the computer says' types, but actual intelligent, motivated people."

    Legal 500
  • "Extremely professional team that works together to provide good client outcomes. Highly knowledgeable and very client-focused."

    Legal 500
  • "The lawyers dealing with my case have been wonderful – very knowledgeable as well as kind and supportive."

    Legal 500

Family Law at MacRoberts

MacRoberts' specialist family lawyers advise on all aspects of family law, working collaboratively with our clients to help them find the best possible outcome.

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