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Alasdair Docwra

Family Law

Alasdair is a Partner and head of our Family Law team and advises clients in Edinburgh and Glasgow on all aspects of family law.

He joined Morisons in 1998 and has experience in all aspects of family law including divorce, dissolution of civil partnerships, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, financial provision on divorce, surrogacy and adoption. He is a trained Collaborative Lawyer and a qualified Family Law Arbitrator. Where possible, Alasdair will promote resolution through discussion which will prioritise the interests of any children involved.

Alasdair’s expertise has been instrumental in shaping the service we provide to many of our private clients. Alasdair is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland in Family Law.

He is a former University of Cambridge boxing blue and British Army veteran, a member of Consensus Collaboration Scotland, the Family Law Association and the Family Law Arbitration Group Scotland.

In his spare time, Alasdair enjoys rowing, sailing, fishing and has a keen interest for restoration of old boats and boat building. 




Hugely experienced’ Alasdair Docwra leads the team, and has extensive experience in resolving child matters via a collaborative approach. He is frequently called upon to prepare reports for the Edinburgh Sheriff Court in child cases.  Legal 500



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Key Expertise:
  • Co-habitation Agreements
  • Pre and Post-Nuptial Agreements
  • Separation of Spouses and Cohabitants
  • Divorce and Dissolution
  • Child Law
  • International Family Law
  • International Child Abduction
  • Cross Border Removal of Children
  • Co-habitant Claims on Death
  • Surrogacy
  • Adoption
  • Collaborative Law
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