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Shona Templeton

Shona has been qualified since 1988 and works exclusively in the field of Family Law.  She has been Accredited by the Law Society as a Specialist in her field.

Shona trained in the area of Collaborative Law back in 2004 and is now trained in Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice.  She is Secretary of the National Collaborative Organsation “Consensus”.   Shona has been invited to work with Anne Hall Dick and Alan Susskind in running the “Right Kind of Divorce” website, a website devoted to resolving separation issues in a productive and collaborative fashion. 

Shona is a member of the Family Law Association and has been for many years, previously being an active committee member for the organisation.

In 2011 Shona trained as a Family Law Arbitrator and is now a Member of the Family Law Arbitration Group Scotland (FLAGS). She has now been invited to join the National Committee.

Shona lectures in the field of Family Law and has also been appointed as an External Examiner in Private International Law at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen.

Shona undertakes divorce work for high net worth clients both in the Sheriff Court and the Court of Session.  She is also frequently appointed  by the court to represent children in family disputes. She has written articles on landmark decisions both in the press and in the Journal of the Law Society of Scotland. She has been asked on several occasions to comment in the media on issues surrounding domestic abuse and the effects on children. 

Shona is described as being a leading individual in Legal 500 and Chambers.

What Shona’s clients say

  • Shona is described as “very experienced and knowledgeable” and “one of the real brain boxes” (Chambers 2016)
  • Shona is praised for her "sensitive understanding of her clients without pulling punches when needed." (Chambers 2015)
  • "She kept things very amicable and professional."
  • “It was both refreshing and a delight when you acted for me.  Thoughtful, helpful and ever ready to assist”.
  • “I am so pleased to have had your confident, calm support and input throughout.  This has made a very substantial difference to me as I have been able to more readily move on in various respects”.
  • "She’s great – a personable and wise lawyer"
    - (Chambers 2012)
  • "Shona Templeton focuses on complex and high net worth financial matters, often involving family companies, inheritance or pensions"
    - (Chambers 2014)
  • Praised for her personal attention to clients, who "feel like her most important person"
    - (Chambers 2015)
  • "She helped me through the psychological aspect of it all by guiding me through the minefield"
    - (Chambers 2015)

You can contact Shona by email at smt@mtmfamilylaw.co.uk.

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