LLB (Hons) Dip LP NP
Solicitor (qualified 1996)
Member of the Law Society of Scotland
Linda is a Solicitor Advocate specialising in dispute resolution with rights of audience in the Sheriff Court, Court of Session and the Supreme Court. Her experience spans commercial disputes, including company law and contract law, property law and insolvency cases. She regularly provides employment law advice and representation at employment tribunals in addition to her Sheriff Court appearances. Linda’s clients benefit from her fearless determination and focus in litigation as well as her keen understanding of the commercial practicalities which they face.
LLB Dip LP NP Postgraduate Diploma in Construction Law & Arbitration
Solicitor (qualified 1986)
Member of the Law Society of Scotland
Fiona specialises in the acquisition of land for development purposes and the subsequent sale of development sites. She is also experienced in commercial leasing, commercial security work and investment purchases.
She also undertakes liquor and other civic government licensing work.
Bsc (hons) Biomedical Science (Neuroscience), LLB (ord), Dip LP, NP
TEP fully qualified member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
Solicitor Admitted in Scotland 2005
Caroline has specialised in the area of Private Client law for over 15 years; providing tailored advice to individuals, families, business owners and Trustees.
Her expertise involves assessing with clients the extent of the assets they own, their family dynamics and assisting them to plan for their families and dependent persons. Such work can include the preparation of Wills, and associated Inheritance Tax advice and ensuring that clients are fully informed as to the benefits of having Powers of Attorney in place.
Caroline's approach is holistic in that to provide the best service for her clients, in regard to their personal circumstances and future objectives, it is prudent to engage with other private client specialists such as financial advisers and accountants.
She also has expertise in the creation and ongoing management of Trusts such as Discretionary, and Liferent Trusts and Trusts established for the benefit of vulnerable beneficiaries. Her work also involves the administration of estates and she has experience of dealing with complex estate work.
Caroline is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners which is the worldwide professional association for practitioners who specialise in succession planning for private clients.
Caroline is also a Postgraduate Law Tutor at the Robert Gordon University Aberdeen and was instrumental in preparing and teaching to provide the first Distance Learning Diploma for Professional Legal Practice in Scotland. Caroline also has a first degree in Biomedical Science (Neuroscience).
She is also a Notary Public and is registered with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. .
LLB (Hons) DipLP,NP
Solicitor (qualified 1991)
Member of Consensus Collaboration Scotland and the Family Law Association
Anne Cassidy joined Laurie & Co in 2015 from Duthie Ward Solicitors bringing with her over 20 years of specialised practice in divorce, separation and child related legal matters. She recognises the damaging impact of protracted disputes and the effect on the wider family especially any children. Her focus is on assisting clients reach effective agreement through focused and pragmatic advice with a view to avoiding unnecessary escalation of conflict. She encourages the use of alternative processes such as Collaborative Practice and Mediation which are designed to allow those separating to reach an agreement which best suits their own circumstances and needs and that of their children where relevant. Where litigation is required she has a wealth of experience in guiding clients successfully through divorce and child law disputes in both the Sheriff Court and Court of Session
LLB (Hons) with French Law
Member of Law Society
Mary-Jay is a full time solicitor based in our Ballater Office and has always worked in rural legal practices. Mary-Jay deals with a variety of legal work including residential sales, purchases and leases whilst also carrying out private client work such as preparation of Wills, living Wills and Powers of Attorney. Additionally, Mary-Jay is a Notary Public.
After 36 years with Laurie and Co Alan has retired as Senior Partner. He stays on as a Business Development Manager and will continue to maintain contact with his former clients as well as promoting the business of the firm.
A background in Quantity Surveying and 32 years as Managing Director running his own commercial operation in Aberdeen. Also organisation and supervision of his own property portfolio.
Allan is responsible for running our Property Sales Department, dealing with all aspects of the marketing and selling of residential properties and development plots.
Kirsti has a property leasing background and has worked in the industry for over 20 years. Kirsti works alongside Yvonne in the Property Leasing Department where they each look after a portfolio of properties ensuring the smooth running of the Department. She enjoys dealing with landlords and tenants and assisting with all aspects of the day-to-day property management.
Responsible for running the Ballater Property Sales Department, dealing with all aspects of the marketing and selling of residential properties from valuations to negotiating sales.
Responsible for the Property Leasing Department in Ballater. Acting for a number of Landlords to ensure that all necessary legal formalities are adhered to in the leasing of residential properties. Deals with the factoring of leased properties.
Gillian assists in both Sales and Leasing of properties within our Ballater office including valuations, marketing, negotiating sales and factoring properties. She takes a pride in ensuring that clients, landlords and tenants receive a friendly and efficient service on a daily basis.