John Mitchell
John Mitchell

Partner, Family Law/Dispute Resolution

Edinburgh Office
5 Rutland Square EH1 2AX

0131 2228000

0131 2228008

Legal Post: ED508

John Mitchell is a Partner with 35 years' experience of litigation and now specialises in handling family law and disputes in and out of court.  John was managing partner of the well-respected firm of McKay Norwell WS when it merged with Blackadders in June 2012.

John is known for his down to earth manner and pragmatic approach.  This puts clients at ease when discussing difficult family issues, and contributes to achieving an advantageous outcome.  As well as applying his extensive legal knowledge, John is focused on resolving disputes in a practical and economic way.

Work Highlights

  • Negotiating fair financial settlements between estranged spouses, avoiding unnecessary acrimony and encouraging parties to co-operate in the interest of any children
  • Representing clients in relation to all manner of divorce proceedings in the Sheriff Court and the Court of Session involving significant values of matrimonial property


  • Accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Family Law

External Roles

  • Member of the Family Law Association

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