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Martin Lavery

Martin Lavery

Senior Solicitor

I studied at the University of Glasgow for both the LLB degree and the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice. I graduated from the undergraduate degree in 2013 and then took two years out to work with Lloyds Banking Group. I then returned to university to study for the Diploma and graduated in 2016.

I began a role as an assistant in a litigation team not long after graduating from the Diploma and remained with the same firm for my traineeship, completing seats in the Commercial Property and Corporate teams before a double seat in the Private Client department.

After qualifying as a solicitor, I had a brief spell working with a Glasgow-based private client firm before moving to Balfour+Manson in March 2021.

I work in the Private Client team and provide advice to clients on various aspects of the work, including advising on and preparing Wills and Powers of Attorney and the administration of deceased persons’ estates. I also assist clients with Guardianship applications and renewals.

The best thing about my job is meeting clients and being able to assist them through times at which they may feel vulnerable. I also like being able to provide assurance to clients by helping them arrange their affairs.

When I’m not at work you will find me playing football, watching documentaries or spending time with friends and family.

  • Scottish Young Lawyers Association

Martin was excellent- kept in regular contact with me regarding a will and was truly professional throughout. Made a difficult process easy.

Dealing with Martin Lavery is always a great experience. He is so approachable and comfortable to talk to especially talking about delicate subjects such as Wills and POAs etc. He has shown great professionalism throughout every meeting my husband and I have had with him. He is an asset to Balfour and Manson.

We got outstanding service from Martin Lavery. He was extremely efficient and helped us to set up PoA with ease. We were very impressed by his professionalism and our experience was very positive. We would highly recommend Balfour and Manson.