Meet Your Team



meet your team


Andrew qualified as a Solicitor in 2000 and has spent his career working in several legal practices of differing sizes and scope, including a post working in house in a banking environment.


Carlene specialises in Private Client Work, particularly succession planning and the preparation of Wills and Powers of Attorney.

Consultant Solicitor

Douglas first started at Stuart & Stuart in 1972 on a part-time basis while studying Law at Dundee University.


Gordon has nearly 40 years of experience, assisting private clients with property purchase and sales, as well as Wills and Powers of Attorney.

Law Accountant

After graduating from Edinburgh University, Gordon spent three years with a firm of Chartered Accountants where he gained experience in the audit and taxation departments.

Data Manager and Administrator

Jackie has over 15 years’ experience with Stuart & Stuart covering a multitude of key roles crucial to the effective operation of the business.

Locum solicitor until March 2019

James is an experienced private client solicitor who has practised for over 20 years in three different jurisdictions: Scotland, England & Wales and Illinois.

Senior Associate

Jane joined the firm at the beginning of 2014 having gained over 30 years’ experience in a range of litigation.

Private Client Paralegal

Jo is originally from Poland and came to Scotland for a short break from her teaching and translating jobs.


John joined Stuart & Stuart over 37 years ago. He is one of Edinburgh’s best known family lawyers, renowned for his skill in handling high net worth cases.

Property Assistant and Office Administrator

Karen joined Stuart & Stuart in 2007 as a Receptionist and over the years has become an integral part of the firm’s office administration team.


Joining Stuart and Stuart in 2014, Ken has a wealth of knowledge and experience in all aspects of residential and commercial conveyancing transactions.

Senior Conveyancing Paralegal

Mary joined Stuart & Stuart in 2015 and has over 30 years experience in residential conveyancing practice in the Edinburgh and Midlothian areas.

Senior Associate

Moira is a Senior Associate in the Private Client team, specialising in wills, executry administration, tax planning, trust creation and administration, powers of Attorney and welfare and finance for the elderly.


Rachel joined Stuart & Stuart in 2017 after 12 years working within a large private client firm based in Edinburgh, where she also trained.

Property Sales Consultant

Based in our Penicuik office Val joined the firm in 1991 and has a Certificate of Performance in Specialist Paralegal Studies in Residential Conveyancing from the University of Strathclyde.

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