Frequently Asked Questions

Why Choose Patience and Buchan?

We are specialists in Family Law and are committed to the training of our lawyers and support staff to ensure that we continue to offer added value to our clients.  Making the right decision now could be crucial and we can ensure that you have both the best advice and representation.  Our client feedback is good and our skills have consistently been recognised by our rankings in Chambers and Partners and in the Legal 500 year on year.


Like most firms, we charge depending on the time and work involved on each case.

A fixed quote can be provided for some services including undefended divorces, Wills and powers of attorney.

Our hourly rates reflect our specialist skills and experience, but remain competitive, and are available on request. Our terms of business set out specific charges.  We are happy to discuss how you can fund your legal fees.

If you are eligible for legal aid you can find representation with a firm offering legal aid at

Where can I get further information?

There is lots of helpful information available on the internet. Here are our recommendations:

Family Law Association Scotland

They have produce a helpful Guide to Separation and Divorce in Scotland
The Family Law Association – Guide to separation and divorce in scotland

CALM Family Mediators Scotland

Consensus Collaboration Scotland

Family Law Arbitration Group Scotland (FLAGS)

Child Maintenance Service (CMS)

Avenue Family Mediation

Relationship Scotland

Chambers & Partners Guide to the Legal Profession

The Legal 500

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