Civil Litigation, Family and Child Law

Family and Child Law

Hilary Macandrew LLB, Dip L.P., N.P.


Hilary Macandrew was born in Aberdeen and attended Aberdeen University. Hilary is the Director in charge of the Turriff branch office and heads up our Civil, Housing and Family Law Department.

Since qualifying as a Solicitor, Hilary has worked as a general practitioner with a particular interest in Family Law. Indeed, she has been recognised as a specialist in the field of family law, having been accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a Family Law Mediator and Arbitrator and a Specialist in Family Law and Child Law. Hilary is able to offer a range of family law services, including collaborative law. By virtue of her location in Turriff, Hilary has built up a practice which advises on all legal matters with the back-up of specialist solicitors based in our offices across the North East.

Having been established in Turriff now for over twenty years, Hilary intends to continue to develop the 'friendly' and 'efficient' service currently offered, and to complement this with the wealth of expertise available from the solicitors in the principal Aberdeen office.

The 'best of both worlds', it may be said.

Margaret Nash Dip LP. NP.

Director in charge, Buckie

Margaret was educated at St Margaret’s School for Girls and Aberdeen University. She has been working with Grant Smith Law Practice and the former Alexander George & Co for in excess of thirty years.

Margaret is the Director in charge of the Buckie Office and heads up the Civil Court Departments in Banff and Buckie Offices. She is registered to provide advice and assistance under legal aid and regularly appears at Banff, Elgin, Peterhead and Aberdeen Sheriff Courts. She is also on the duty scheme for criminal and children’s work. Her primary area of work is child and family law and in particular separation/divorce, residence/contact issues, children’s hearings, adoptions and permanence cases. Margaret also has a particular interest in Guardianship applications and has a background in private client, conveyancing and trust/executry work.

Margaret Nash

Margaret Nash