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Jennifer Broatch

Associate | Edinburgh


Jennifer has specialised in family law since 2005 and offers clear and sensitive advice to our clients in a broad range of cases. Jennifer advises on divorce, dissolution of civil partnership, financial issues arising from separation, cohabitation cases and a variety of child related matters including contact, residence, relocation and specific issue cases and surrogacy. She has an empathetic approach and works hard to find solutions that lead to a successful and child-centred outcome for clients. Whilst committed to assisting clients resolve issues without the need for contested court proceedings, Jennifer has experience in representing clients in both the Sheriff Court and the Court of Session.

Jennifer has a strong commitment to voluntary work. She has served as a Panel Member for the Edinburgh Children’s Panel, for 5 years, has volunteered as a NSPCC/Childline telephone counsellor and sat on the Board of the Adoption charity, Birthlink. Currently, Jennifer volunteers at the Scottish Child Law Centre by answering a variety of online enquiries for member of the public who need initial advice about child law issues.

Jennifer is a member of the Family Law Association and served as a Committee Member for a number of years.

Jennifer Broatch's Blog Entries

Thorntons contribute to Cohabitation Law in Scotland review

A review of family law is presently being undertaken by the Scottish Law Commission’s Family Law Team, following the appointment of Kate…

Posted on 12th March 2020

How will the Children (Scotland) Bill affect families in Scotland?

Important changes in the world of child law are afoot in Scotland.  The Children (Scotland) Bill was introduced to the Scottish Parliament…

Posted on 31st January 2020

The Bank of Mum and Dad: Protecting your Investment.

Parents spend so much money to help their children get onto the housing ladder, that they are now among the biggest lenders in the UK, a…

Posted on 2nd September 2019

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