After completing my Law degree at Strathclyde University, I took a detour to London and earned a second degree in Financial Services and a Diploma in Marketing Financial Services whilst working for a major bank. I made use of the return ticket, though, and moved back to Edinburgh in 2000. In 2003 I was ready for another change of direction and completed the Diploma in Legal Practice at Edinburgh University, undertook my traineeship and qualified as a solicitor in 2006. With the exception of a career break to raise my two young sons, I have specialised in Private Client work since then.
Outside of my legal career, I also run my own small business managing a property for holiday and short term lettings. I enjoy welcoming people from all over the world and introducing them to all that Edinburgh has to offer.
My role as a Private Client solicitor covers a wide range of matters, including Wills, Powers of Attorney, Executries, Trusts, tax planning, elderly care. What they have in common is their focus being very much on the individual. I am happy spending time getting to know clients, their individual, family and financial circumstances, and guiding them through what can sometimes be a difficult time, or a complex decision. Making sure the legal aspects are dealt with professionally and efficiently, whilst being open and approachable, can ease the worries that clients often feel. It is a very rewarding role and, I feel, a privilege to be involved with clients to such a level.