Legal firm Aberdein Considine has hired family law specialist Leonie Burke as a partner.

Ms Burke, a family law practitioner with almost 20 years’ experience and accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as both a family law specialist and a family law mediator, joins the firm’s Edinburgh office from Brodies. She is also a qualified collaborative family lawyer.

Managing partner Jacqueline Law commented: “The addition of Leonie to the team in Edinburgh is a significant milestone and she joins what is a growing wider private client practice in the capital. We are delighted to have her on board.”

Ruth Aberdein, head of Family Law at Aberdein Considine added: “This is a growing area for the firm and Leonie’s addition to the team will be critical in helping us to continue providing the counsel and advice our clients expect.”