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Digby Brown Family Law


Adopting a child is a big step and it is important that parents adopting a child understand the legal process required.


This is an area where we can provide the very best specialist legal advice, support and representation.


Digby Brown has one of the best regarded practices in Scotland acting for people wishing to adopt.  Sue Grant, partner at Digby Brown, is recognised as a leader in the field of adoption law. Sue is also a legal adviser to Scottish Adoption and sits on the Board of Clan Child Law and previously the British Association for Adoption and Fostering.


Digby Brown Solicitors have been helping families adopt children for many years and have been involved in some of the most high profile adoption cases in Scotland. You are in safe hands with our adoption solicitors at Digby Brown. We will guide you through the process of adoption and explain the law in easy to understand terms.


Whatever stage of the adoption process you have reached, we are happy to discuss matters with you. Often a local authority will agree to assist with some of the legal fees for undertaking the court application and we are happy to provide you with an estimate of the likely costs. Please contact Roger Mackenzie for further information.


In addition to our adoption service, we are also able to assist in relation to many other legal issues concerning children.


Often this might involve resolving disputes about where a child resides (often still referred to as custody) or in relation to the contact exercised by the parent with whom the children are not living (sometimes still referred to as access).


We can also assist in specific disputes arising from the upbringing of children, such as their place of education where parents have competing ideas as to what is best for the children concerned.


Each family situation is unique and we will take the time to understand your particular situation and provide you with advice relevant to your circumstances.


Please call one of our specialist solicitors on 0333 200 5925 or fill in our enquiry form and we will be in touch shortly.



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We will provide help and guidance tailored to your circumstances about how you may wish to deal with the challenges ahead.


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Collaborative law steers you away from court.


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Adopting a child is a big step and it is important that parents adopting a child understand the legal process required. Digby Brown Solicitors have been helping families adopt children for many years.


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"We can't thank you enough for your support, commitment and professionalism throughout this process. Your approach and direction was hugely instrumental in easing our anxieties and assisting our understanding of the system. Thank you very very much.


We are now looking forward to our future together as a family."



"I used the legal services of Digby Brown to adopt my child. I found the service to be extremely professional and competent in what turned out to be a very lengthy and drawn out process. They made all of the right decisions, particularly in their choice of independent experts when this was required. Emma Letham particularly, and team, were amazing in their kindness, dedication and effectiveness in all contacts I had with them during the most stressful period in my life. I would definitely recommend their adoption services."



"We’d been warned from the outset that our legal adoption process was likely to be difficult so it was great that, from our very first meeting with Emma, we had full confidence in her ability to guide us through.


Throughout she was friendly and accessible, always taking time to explain and answer questions. She was also very thorough, organised and calm, even when events took unexpected turns. We couldn’t have hoped for a better advisor and representative."



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