Areas of Specialism: Commercial and Residential Conveyancing, Leasing, Small Businesses, Inheritance Tax, Wills and Executries.
Chris has been an integral part of the firm for over 34 years and is particularly known for his extensive private client knowledge. Chris acts for individual and corporate clients and his expertise is often called upon for the more complex issues surrounding Commercial Conveyancing.
Carrie-Ann joined Stuart & Stuart in 2000 after graduating with a BA Law degree and Diploma in Conveyancing and Executry Law from the University of Abertay. Having worked with the firm since this time gaining wide ranging experience of the business she was appointed to the role of Director of Operations in March 2017. Now responsible for delivering the Partners’ strategic vision of how the business will grow and flourish over the coming years.
John joined Stuart & Stuart over 33 years ago. He is one of Edinburgh’s best known family lawyers, renowned for his skill in handling high net worth cases. As an accredited specialist in this complex area of the law, John has been described in Chambers UK Guide as “extremely pragmatic and down-to-earth.” Above all, John strives to provide his clients with a friendly and supportive service during what is often a time of great stress.
Areas of Specialism: Residential Conveyancing, Wills and Executries.
Douglas joined Stuart & Stuart over 38 years ago and is highly regarded as a trusted professional in the local community of Bonnyrigg. A very personable and client friendly solicitor who has a formidable reputation for attention to detail, Douglas’s informal approach immediately puts his clients at ease.
Area of Specialism: Residential Conveyancing and Notarial Business.
Gordon has a long standing association with Stuart & Stuart stretching further back than when he joined the firm in 1984. As a descendant of one of the original founding partners in 1804 Gordon is committed to ensuring that the firm maintains its reputation for maintaining the highest possible standards and traditions. Gordon is widely acclaimed in Edinburgh as a specialist in his field of residential conveyancing.
Areas of Specialism: General Litigation with emphasis on Family/Child Law.
With the firm for over 20 years and being appointed partner early in in career, Fergus is known for his robust but sensitive approach to the complex issues arising from separation and all other aspects of family law. Valued for his ability to deal with challenging issues in a measured and pragmatic way.
Areas of Specialism: Adults with Incapacity, Powers of Attorney, and Guardianship.
Jane joined the firm at the beginning of 2014 having gained some 30 years’ experience in a range of litigation. Since 2002 she has specialised in Adults with Incapacity, an area of law that is becoming more needed as our population ages. Based in our Bonnyrigg Office Jane often travels to a clients home or place of residence in order to give advice.
Areas of Specialism: Wills, Trusts, Executries, Powers of Attorney, Tax Planning and Asset Protection.
Andrew is a full member of The Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners and specialises in private client work with a particular focus on asset protection. Based in the Bonnyrigg office, with regular visits to the firm’s branch offices to advise clients.
Areas of Specialism: Residential Conveyancing, Wills, Executries and Powers of Attorney.
Carly joined Stuart & Stuart in 2012 after completing the graduate entry Law Degree and Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Edinburgh. She then undertook her legal traineeship with a large private client Firm where she spent 18 months working in Land and Property and 6 months in their Tax and Trust department. Based in the Penicuik she works mainly in the areas of residential conveyancing and private client work
Areas of Specialism: Wills, Trusts, Executries, Powers of Attorney, Tax Planning.
Moira joined the firm in 2015 after having gained 8 years’ experience working in two large Edinburgh firms.
Moira is a full member of STEP (The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) and she is also a tutor on the Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Edinburgh. Moira specialises in Executry administration, Wills and Powers of Attorney and is based in the Edinburgh office.
Areas of Specialism: Residential and Commercial Conveyancing. Will and Powers of Attorney.
Joining Stuart and Stuart in 2014, Ken has a wealth of knowledge and experience in all aspects of residential and commercial conveyancing transactions. Ken has a particular interest in the East Lothian Property Market in which he has advised many of his clients in the successful sale and purchase of their properties along with the subsequent preparation of their Wills and Powers of Attorney. Ken believes in providing his clients with a first class, professional service which has led to him acting for and retaining a loyal client base over the years.
Areas of Specialism: Wills, Tax Planning, Executries and Powers of Attorney.
Catriona specialises in estate planning and all aspects of asset protection. She provides advice on inheritance tax mitigation, including the making of tax efficient Wills, as well as succession planning to suit every type of family dynamic. Catriona is experienced in administering complex and contentious estates and works closely with clients to achieve solutions to post-death tax planning issues. She also advises on Trusts and Powers of Attorney to give clients peace of mind for whatever lies ahead.
Catriona joined the firm in January 2017, having gained several years’ experience as a solicitor in two large Edinburgh firms, as well as undertaking an in-house role for a large hospital charity. She is also a full member of STEP (The Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners), having gained the Diploma in Trusts and Estates with Distinction. Catriona previously held the office of Judicial Assistant to the Lord Justice Clerk during 2003 to 2006 and is a Notary Public.
Areas of Specialism: Executries, Wills and Powers of Attorney.
Hannah joined Stuart & Stuart in August 2015. She completed the LL.B. Honours degree and Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Edinburgh and then undertook her legal traineeship with a large firm in Edinburgh where she gained 9 months’ experience in the field of private client. Hannah is based in the Edinburgh office and specialises in private client work, particularly Executries, Wills and Powers of Attorney.
Areas of Specialism: Taxation and Executry Accounting.
Gordon originally joined Stuart & Stuart in 1982 and apart from a short period during 1986 he has been employed by the firm since that date. A qualified member of SOLAS (The Society of Law Accountants in Scotland) he has looked after the tax affairs of individual clients and Trusts for over 25 years, and is involved in the preparation of annual Trust and personal accounts (including guardianships) and final accounting for the administration of executries.
Areas of Specialism: Residential conveyancing, commercial conveyancing & leasing.
Rachel joined Stuart & Stuart in 2017 after 12 years working within a large private client firm based in Edinburgh, where she also trained. Based in Bonnyrigg, where she lives locally, Rachel specialises in residential conveyancing, as well as commercial conveyancing and leasing. Rachel is also experienced and has a particular interest in the conveyancing of rural property, farms and estates. Rachel graduated in Law and French Law from the University of Aberdeen in 2003 and completed the Diploma in Legal Practice there in 2004.
Areas of Specialism: Paralegal Studies & Residential Conveyancing.
Kim joined Stuart & Stuart in February 2014 and is based in our Bonnyrigg office. Kim is a Legal Executive in our conveyancing team specialising in buying and selling residential property. Kim has many years of experience in dealing with residential property and she has a Certificate of Performance in Specialist Paralegal Studies in Residential Conveyancing from The University of Strathclyde.