John Fotheringham joins Morton Fraser



John Fotheringham

Prominent family and child law expert, John Fotheringham, has joined Morton Fraser as a consultant. Additionally, Jennifer Thomson has joined as a senior associate in Morton Fraser’s litigation practice.Mr Fotheringham was the first solicitor in Scotland to hold double accreditation in both child and family law. He is vice convener of the Law Society of Scotland’s Family Law Committee, the general editor of the Butterworth Family Law Service and also co-author of Green’s Family Law (3rd & 4th Editions). He also lectures occasionally at the University of Edinburgh. Most recently he was at Shoosmiths.

Meanwhile, experienced litigation lawyer, Ms Thomson has joined Morton Fraser after 11 years at Clyde & Co. At Morton Fraser she will focus primarily on personal injury briefs within one of the largest litigation teams in Scotland as well as regulatory cases and other civil litigation claims.

She brings with her extensive experience of acting on behalf of insurers and self-insured clients in a wide variety of personal injury claims. She regularly represents clients in courtrooms throughout Scotland and holds a Masters in Advocacy from the University of Strathclyde.

Chris Harte, chief executive of Morton Fraser said: “We’re an independent firm that prides ourselves on giving clear advice to our clients. As such, legal talent is our life blood. Attracting such talent in the form of both John and Jennifer bolsters the breadth and depth of expertise we provide. They are great additions to the Morton Fraser fold.”

Mr Fotheringham said: “Reputation was a key factor in joining Morton Fraser. It boasts one of the largest, most experienced and consistently highly rated family law teams in Scotland. I’m looking forward to being part of its ongoing success story.”