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Criminal Defence

Woodward Lawson are able to provide a high level of personal guidance throughout all forms of criminal prosecution in Aberdeen and elsewhere in Scotland. We provide expert representation in all types of criminal cases in the High Court, Sheriff or Justice of the Peace Courts.

Civil Litigation

Woodward Lawson represent clients in a broad range of civil court cases, both in the Sheriff Court and Court of Session.

Contractual Disputes

Contracts form the backbone of daily life in any business. Occasionally, difficulties arise in relation to what was actually agreed and disputes occur if one party does not do what the other expects them to do.

Guardianship & Incapacity

We have significant experience in relation to Guardianship applications both from the perspective of raising applications for Guardianship and also in opposing such applications in disputed cases. Ian Woodward-Nutt also regularly acts as a Court appointed reporter in relation to Guardianship cases.

Building Disputes

Whether you are a builder seeking payment for works which have run into difficulties or a client receiving possible defective building work, it is best to seek our advice at the earliest possible juncture.

Road Traffic Offences

Road Traffic Law forms part of the Criminal Law that is a broad and technically complicated area. If you have been charged by the police or have received papers intimating a criminal prosecution for an alleged road traffic offence, it is important to take advice from an experienced criminal defence lawyer at the earliest opportunity.

Debt Collection

Every business encounters debtors from time to time and this can seriously affect important cash flow. At Woodward Lawson, we provide a robust one-stop service from seven day letters to pursuing court action in the Sheriff Court and Court of Session.

Property & Boundary Disputes

Few aspects of life can cause such concern as a neighbour asserting rights over your land or preventing you from doing something on their land that you thought you had a right to do.

Family, Divorce & Children

The breakdown of a relationship, be it marriage, civil partnership or cohabitation, leads to all manner of financial worries and practical difficulties as the inevitable change in your personal circumstances occurs. This is especially so if there are children involved and major assets require to be divided.

Road Haulage Representation

Woodward Lawson are pleased to offer representation in all matters concerning road haulage and transport law.

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Family, Divorce & Children

We provide a clear and sympathetic service

The breakdown of a relationship, be it marriage, civil partnership or cohabitation, leads to all manner of financial worries and practical difficulties as the inevitable change in your personal circumstances occurs. This is especially so if there are children involved and major assets require to be divided.

It is important to be fully aware of the numerous legal aspects that arise from separation. Early advice can often prevent further conflict and inform you as to what is fair and reasonable.

We provide a clear and sympathetic service which gives guidance as to your specific rights and responsibilities. Our emphasis is to attempt to defuse harmful disputes and seek agreements through negotiation and discussion at the earliest possible stage. However, in situations where this is not possible, we will assist you in obtaining the full protection of appropriate court remedies suitable for you and your children.

Although we do not offer a civil Legal Aid service, we can offer you a variety of funding options from payment by instalments to settlement of legal fees from the proceeds of divided assets, as appropriate.

Our family law service focuses on resolving matters initially by way of negotiating separation agreements but we also provide advice and representation in the Sheriff Court and Court of Session in actions of:

  • Divorce.
  • Parental rights, residence and contact of children.
  • Aliment for you and your children.
  • Financial division of matrimonial assets and debts including sale of the former matrimonial home and pension sharing.

If you need help or advice on Family, Divorce and Child related cases, please contact Philip Lawson on

01224 6262990

We pride ourselves on helping you to make informed decisions regarding your case, so we make sure we communicate in everyday language and that you understand what is going on in your case.

Woodward Lawson Aberdeen

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