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Melissa Strachan

Associate, Family Law

Melissa is an Associate in our Family Law team. Melissa joined the firm as a trainee solicitor and has been a specialist family lawyer since 2017. She advises clients on all aspects of family law, including separation, divorce and dissolution of civil partners, cohabitation, child residence and contact, as well as asset protection with pre and postnuptial agreements.

Melissa’s clients feel well looked after and supported throughout the legal process. She works closely with clients to understand their individual circumstances and to help them achieve their personal aims. In the majority of cases, that can be done calmly and constructively without the need to go to Court. Where that isn’t possible, she has experience in representing clients in the Sheriff Court and as an instructing agent for cases in the Court of Session.

Melissa is a member of the Family Law Association and the Scottish Young Lawyers Association.



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Recent News & Insights by Melissa

03 July 2023 | Time to read: 3 mins

Separated Parents: Top tips for a “plane” sailing summer holiday

By Melissa Strachan

If you are planning a summer holiday with your child but you are separated from your child’s other parent, there are some things to think about in advance.

14 April 2023 | Time to read: 4 mins

Civil Partnership or Marriage – What are the legal differences?

By Melissa Strachan

We have prepared a helpful factsheet on the legal differences between becoming marital spouses or civil partners.

28 October 2022 | Time to read: 4 mins

How do I change my name or my child’s name after a separation?

By Melissa Strachan

One of the most common practical changes following a separation or divorce/dissolution of civil partnership is to change your surname or your child’s surname.

25 March 2022 | Time to read: 3 mins

Relocating with children – a guide for separated parents

By Melissa Strachan

Many of us made changes to our living arrangements during the Covid pandemic and some may be considering a permanent move abroad as the world begins to open up.

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