Vivien Buchanan

Called 1981

Practice overview

Vivien has wide experience in and knowledge of all areas of family law. She has a particular interest in farming ancillary relief cases, financial disputes between unmarried / cohabiting couples and Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act matters.

Practice areas

Public law

Private law

Financial remedy


“Recommended for her financial practice.” (The Legal 500, 2012)

" practice includes cohabitee disputes and trusts of land matters" (The Legal 500 2010)

Recommended for ancillary relief "with particular interest in farm-related cases" (The Legal 500 2009)

Recommended for "Financial matters with particular interest in ancillary relief involving farms" (The Legal 500 2008)

Recommended in ancillary relief cases involving agricultural assets (Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession 2008)

Professional background

Vivien graduated in Law from Southampton University in 1980 and was called to the Bar in 1981. Formerly a member of King Charles House Chambers in Nottingham, she joined St. Mary’s Chambers in 2001 to further her specialist career in family law.

“Recommended for her financial practice”

Legal 500 Guide to the Bar