Edinburgh 0131 200 1200
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Donde Thiam

Dondé Thiam

Senior Solicitor

Edinburgh 0131 200 1415

Having grown up in Edinburgh, I moved to Aberdeen to study the LLB at the University of Aberdeen. I returned to Edinburgh in 2018 to study the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice at the University of Edinburgh. I trained in house at a large Scottish local authority gaining experience in a variety of areas, including a seat in their litigation and child law department. I realised I had a particular interest in Family Law and on qualification I joined a busy court practice in Edinburgh specialising in Child and Family Law. I joined Balfour+Manson’s Family Team in October 2022.

I specialise in Family Law and am based in the Edinburgh office working directly with Shona Smith and Jamie Foulis. I have experience primarily in relation to child contact and residence disputes and have regularly appeared in Sheriff Courts across Scotland. I assist the team with all private family law issues including separation agreements, divorce, arrangements for children, cohabitation and pre and post nuptial agreements.

I volunteer with the Scottish Child Law Centre responding to queries from the public in relation to Child and Family Law matters. I am also a mentor in a voluntary capacity with the Law Society of Scotland offering guidance to those at an earlier stage of their career with an interest in Family Law.

The best thing about my job is working with people and being able to provide support to clients going through what can be an extremely difficult stage in their lives. 

When I’m not at work you will find me at a pilates or spin class or trying out Edinburgh’s newest restaurant.

  • Family Law Association
  • Scottish Young Lawyers Association
  • Notary Public

Thank you for taking us through the whole process so smoothly and professionally, we both appreciate your hard work.

Thank you so much Donde, I appreciate everything you have done to help.