Partners and Team
We have three partners, with a wealth of local knowledge and relevant legal experience
The partners are supported by an enthusiastic legal, accounting and administration team who pride themselves in delivering an excellent customer service, and who look forward to meeting and helping you.
Paul is the firm's Managing Partner having joined the firm in 2013 as Senior Associate. Paul previously practiced in Crieff since qualifying as a solicitor in 2006. He is involved primarily in residential and commercial property transactions, as well as with estates, farms and renewables. Outside of work, when not with his young family, Paul enjoys being involved in the local Highland Perthshire community and is a director of Pitlochry Highland Games and a Trustee of The Enchanted Forest Community Trust. For relaxation, he can be found chasing a small white ball around the golf course or a small black one around the squash court.
One of our Partners since joining us in August 2014, after 14 years with an Edinburgh and Fife based legal practice. Alan has a wealth of management knowledge, having led a previous team to the title of Private Client Team of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards in 2011. He has over 25 years’ experience in general practice, including Wills, Powers of Attorney, Trusts, Capital Tax planning and Property, and has a real passion for the law surrounding 'later life'. Alan is the Chair of the Abbeyfield Societies in Scotland and a Trustee of the Norah Webber Charitable Trust. Alan and his family are easily recognised when walking their two golden retrievers in and around Perthshire. His interests include sport, reading and film.
Sarah is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Charity Law and is head of the firm's Charities and Communities Team. Sarah is also certified by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in risk management and governance. Whilst specialising in Charity Law Sarah also practices in a number of other areas of Law, to include Private Client matters. Sarah, originally from Dunkeld, became a partner of the firm in 2017. Over the years Sarah has built up a significant portfolio of charity clients locally, regionally and internationally, covering a variety of sectors. Sarah is regularly asked to deliver training to charities throughout Scotland, speak at events, and deliver online webinar training sessions. Sarah is herself a Trustee of PKAVS, Growbiz Scotland and The Pettigrew Charitable Trust. Sarah is also a Council Member of The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet (known as the WS Society) one of the oldest incorporated bodies in Scotland for public benefit.
Grant has been practising as a solicitor in Perthshire since 2016, and joined the firm in January 2022 as an Associate. He spent the early part of his legal career in the north of Scotland, having trained with a well-regarded firm of solicitors in Inverness. Grant acts for clients in connection with residential property sales and purchases, together with Wills and Powers of Attorney, in addition to title transfers and Voluntary Registrations of title. Grant is a keen walker, although he has now come to accept that he is unlikely to bag all of Scotland’s Munros. He also enjoys spending time at the gym, when he can.
Katherine qualified as a solicitor in August 2017, having previously completed her traineeship with a large Edinburgh-based firm. She has recently moved to Dunkeld, with her husband Grant. She has had experience across a number of areas, including Agricultural Law, Family Law, Private Client, Banking and Finance, and Commercial Property. In a previous life, Katherine boxed internationally but now finds relaxation in the form of various outdoor pursuits, including running, cycling and hill walking. Katherine is also an avid baker and can be found regularly in various cafes/restaurants throughout Dunkeld sampling the local delicacies!
Jenny joined the firm in 2015, having previously specialised in Business Law at a large international law firm. Jenny originally qualified as a Solicitor in England before also qualifying in Scotland. Jenny assists with a wide range of legal matters, particularly property transactions and business matters.She loves fishing and looking after her dogs.
Alexander is the firm's Trainee Solicitor, having joined the firm in 2021. He recently moved back with his young family to the area, having left to complete his studies. Alexander primarily deals with residential property, Wills & Powers of Attorney. When not at work, Alexander can often be found experimenting with new baking recipes or at his local garden centre discovering new delicacies for his pet tortoise. He has a passion for film and can be often seen at the cinema.
Jane joined the firm in 2014 as a member of our secretarial team and qualified as a conveyancing paralegal in early 2018, having completed a Distance Learning Course with Perth College UHI. Jane mainly assists Paul and Alan with property transactions. Out of work Jane enjoys playing golf and helping out at Pitlochry Festival Theatre. Jane is also the Treasurer of Moulin Village Hall Committee.
Colin joined the firm in 2016, having worked in the banking industry for 28 years. Colin has completed The Society of Law Accountants in Scotland Investment and Executry Administration qualification and deals with day-to-day administrative matters in relation to winding-up estates on behalf the Executors, relieving the stress and worry at a difficult time.
Colin’s interests include sport, especially football which he watches and still plays. Colin was born and raised in Pitlochry, and worked in Aberfeldy for many years whilst employed in banking.
Angela is the firms's Practice Manager who joined us in April 2019, she brings with her over 20 years of Legal Cashroom Accounting expertise along with Cashroom Management experience. Outwith work Angela enjoys walking & travelling with her partner Kevin, reading and a variety of sports.