Meet the Team

The team here at Macleod and MacCallum keeps growing – which only means we are able to help and serve you as quickly and as efficiently as possible.

Over the years we have developed a large team of specialist solicitors, paralegals and support staff to over you a full range of legal, financial lettings and estate agency services for the benefit of all out clients in Inverness as well as across the Highlands and Islands and beyond.

Our Directors

Director

Morag MacIntosh

Morag is a Director in our Court Department dealing with all aspects of Family and Child law including Divorce and Separation. Morag along with our Director Fiona Campbell is accredited by the Law Society Scotland as a Family Law Specialist and she is also a qualified Collaborative Lawyer. Morag is a very experienced court lawyer having dealt with many complex Family law cases over the years. As a member of the Family Law Association, and an accredited Specialist in her area, Morag is committed to resolving disputes in a way which minimises where possible negative financial and emotional consequences for separating families.

Director

Alison Martin

Alison is one of our Residential Conveyancing Directors in the office with over 20 years of experience in both Conveyancing and Estate Agency and is joint Managing Director and also Director in charge of our Property and Lettings Departments.

Director

Peter Mason

Peter deals in all aspects of both Residential and Commercial Conveyancing. Born and brought up in Inverness, he joined Mac & Mac in 1995 and is now Joint Managing Director. He holds the Financial Planning Certificate and also the Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland. He is also the firm’s Money Laundering Reporting Officer and Cashroom Manager.

Director

Lindsay Bishop

Lindsay is one of our Directors in our Residential Conveyancing Department, specialising in all aspects of domestic conveyancing and residential leasing. Lindsay joined Mac & Mac in 1997, and now heads up our very busy Residential Lettings Department. Lindsay frequently represents clients in the buy to let and development sectors and has considerable experience in the field of domestic conveyancing. In addition to Lindsay’s legal knowledge and experience, she has a practical and pragmatic approach to matters, and has the ability to identify the key issues and explain matters to her clients in a clear and concise manner.

Director

Corra Irwin

Corra specialises in all aspects of Commercial Conveyancing and Business Law. Corra is also one of the very few solicitors in the Highlands who specialises in Charity Law and she advises on, amongst other things, charitable formations, governance, charity trustee duties, funding, amalgamations, wind ups and mergers.

Director

Fiona Campbell

Fiona is an experienced Family Law Specialist.  She regularly appears in the Sheriff Court on behalf of her clients and enjoys a significant dispute resolution practice as well.  She is a Family Law Mediator however over more recent years her Collaborative Law practice has increased significantly.  Fiona is also one of the first Family Law Arbitrators in Scotland and sits on the Family Law Arbitration Group (Scotland) National Committee.

Director

Katrina Ashbolt

Katrina initially trained and worked in our Residential Conveyancing Department before transferring to our Corporate and Commercial Department a number of years ago and now specialises in all aspects of commercial property transactions as outlined above. Katrina has developed a particular expertise in assisting developer clients to deliver developments of properties along with the National Housing Trust under the flagship mid -market rent scheme. Katrina has also worked very closely with our firms estate agency department to grow, and make clients more aware of, our commercial estate agency service.

Director

Graham Laughton

About:
Graham moved to Inverness in 2010 after 13 years studying, training and working in Glasgow (with one year studying In France). Initially specialising in personal injury law and fatal accident claims, he has expanded his case load to include a broad range of dispute resolution services.

Graham has a good understanding of rural and island life, having been born and educated in Orkney, where he still regularly spends time on the family farm. He frequently represents landowners in boundary, access and other disputes and business owners seeking to enforce payment and other contractual obligations or to defend unfounded claims made against them.

He has a busy caseload advising individuals on claims arising from personal injury and death as well as disputes about wills and inheritance.

Director

Jenna Thomson

Jenna is a Specialist in Family Law accredited by the Law Society of Scotland, is also a member of the Family Law Association and advises on all family and child law matters, including protective orders such as interdict, domestic abuse interdicts and non-harassment orders. Jenna regularly appears in Sheriff Courts across the Highlands on behalf of private and legally aided clients and is involved in litigation in the Court of Session in connection with Family Cases. Jenna is also a registered Duty Solicitor with the Scottish Legal Aid Board, in respect of Children’s Hearing work and often represents children and vulnerable adults at Children’s Hearings. Jenna is collaboratively trained and able to assist clients with a modern approach to resolving disputes on separation, whether the dispute is to do with finances or matters relating to children. Jenna is pleased to have been invited to provide regular legal updates to local charitable organisations, keeping a keen eye on changes to the law which affects her practice areas.

Director

Scott Dallas

Scott was appointed as a Director in April 2020 and is Head of our Private Client department. He joined Macleod & MacCallum in 2010 as a trainee solicitor, training in our residential conveyancing, corporate & commercial and court departments. After qualifying in 2012, Scott worked principally in our Court department dealing with family/child law and general civil litigation for a number of years and thereafter moved to our Private Client department. He primarily deals with Wills, Powers of Attorney, Inheritance Tax/later life planning, Guardianships and Executries.

Our Associates

Associate

Gemma McClelland

Gemma joined Mac & Mac January 2019

Gemma is an Associate solicitor based in our Residential Conveyancing Department and deals with a wide range of matters. Gemma has extensive experience in all aspects of residential conveyancing including, plot/land purchases, Buy to Let, Help To Buy and LIFT purchases.

Associate

Evelyn Crate

Evelyn joined Macleod & MacCallum as an Associate solicitor in February 2020 and is based in our Skye office. Evelyn moved to Skye in 2014 after obtaining her Diploma in Professional Legal Practice from the University of Edinburgh. Evelyn provides advice on crofting law, residential conveyancing, Wills and Powers of Attorney. She is also a Notary Public.

Associate

Yasmin Myles

Yasmin is an Associate Solicitor based in our Corporate & Commercial team. Yasmin deals with all aspects of commercial real estate including purchase and sale, commercial lettings for both landlord and occupier and real estate finance.

Our Business Team

Director

Corra Irwin

Corra specialises in all aspects of Commercial Conveyancing and Business Law. Corra is also one of the very few solicitors in the Highlands who specialises in Charity Law and she advises on, amongst other things, charitable formations, governance, charity trustee duties, funding, amalgamations, wind ups and mergers.

Director

Katrina Ashbolt

Katrina initially trained and worked in our Residential Conveyancing Department before transferring to our Corporate and Commercial Department a number of years ago and now specialises in all aspects of commercial property transactions as outlined above. Katrina has developed a particular expertise in assisting developer clients to deliver developments of properties along with the National Housing Trust under the flagship mid -market rent scheme. Katrina has also worked very closely with our firms estate agency department to grow, and make clients more aware of, our commercial estate agency service.

Associate

Yasmin Myles

Yasmin is an Associate Solicitor based in our Corporate & Commercial team. Yasmin deals with all aspects of commercial real estate including purchase and sale, commercial lettings for both landlord and occupier and real estate finance.

Trainee Solicitor

Marei Binnie

Marei joined Macleod & MacCallum as a trainee in our Corporate and Commercial Department in 2019. Marei completed her LLB and post graduate Diploma in Professional Legal Practice at the University of Edinburgh. In her spare time Marei enjoys finding new running routes in and around Inverness.

Our Court Team

Director

Morag MacIntosh

Morag is a Director in our Court Department dealing with all aspects of Family and Child law including Divorce and Separation. Morag along with our Director Fiona Campbell is accredited by the Law Society Scotland as a Family Law Specialist and she is also a qualified Collaborative Lawyer. Morag is a very experienced court lawyer having dealt with many complex Family law cases over the years. As a member of the Family Law Association, and an accredited Specialist in her area, Morag is committed to resolving disputes in a way which minimises where possible negative financial and emotional consequences for separating families.

Director

Fiona Campbell

Fiona is an experienced Family Law Specialist.  She regularly appears in the Sheriff Court on behalf of her clients and enjoys a significant dispute resolution practice as well.  She is a Family Law Mediator however over more recent years her Collaborative Law practice has increased significantly.  Fiona is also one of the first Family Law Arbitrators in Scotland and sits on the Family Law Arbitration Group (Scotland) National Committee.

Director

Graham Laughton

About:
Graham moved to Inverness in 2010 after 13 years studying, training and working in Glasgow (with one year studying In France). Initially specialising in personal injury law and fatal accident claims, he has expanded his case load to include a broad range of dispute resolution services.

Graham has a good understanding of rural and island life, having been born and educated in Orkney, where he still regularly spends time on the family farm. He frequently represents landowners in boundary, access and other disputes and business owners seeking to enforce payment and other contractual obligations or to defend unfounded claims made against them.

He has a busy caseload advising individuals on claims arising from personal injury and death as well as disputes about wills and inheritance.

Director

Jenna Thomson

Jenna is a Specialist in Family Law accredited by the Law Society of Scotland, is also a member of the Family Law Association and advises on all family and child law matters, including protective orders such as interdict, domestic abuse interdicts and non-harassment orders. Jenna regularly appears in Sheriff Courts across the Highlands on behalf of private and legally aided clients and is involved in litigation in the Court of Session in connection with Family Cases. Jenna is also a registered Duty Solicitor with the Scottish Legal Aid Board, in respect of Children’s Hearing work and often represents children and vulnerable adults at Children’s Hearings. Jenna is collaboratively trained and able to assist clients with a modern approach to resolving disputes on separation, whether the dispute is to do with finances or matters relating to children. Jenna is pleased to have been invited to provide regular legal updates to local charitable organisations, keeping a keen eye on changes to the law which affects her practice areas.

Solicitor

Steph Wilde

Joined Mac & Mac: Trainee solicitor between 2008 and 2010. Joined again in April 2019.
Areas of Law: Family Law, including Separation, Divorce, Pre-Nuptial and Cohabitation Agreements, Contact (access), Residence (custody), Parental Rights and Responsibilities (mother’s rights/father’s rights/grandparents’ rights), Adoption, Child Law and Protective Orders (domestic abuse interdicts/non-harassment orders/stalking prevention)

About: Stephanie has over 10 years’ experience in all areas of Family and Child Law and acts for clients on both a private and legal aid basis. Stephanie regularly appears in the local Sheriff Courts acting on behalf of the firm’s clients. Stephanie enjoys spending her spare time with family and friends.

Solicitor

Gemma Johnston

Gemma is a Solicitor within our Court Department, having joined Macleod and MacCallum in June 2019 and undertaking her traineeship with the Family Law Team.  Gemma was born in Inverness, and then attended the University of Aberdeen where she completed both her Undergraduate Law Degree in 2018 and Diploma in Professional Legal Practice in 2019. Outside of work, Gemma enjoys travelling, spending time with her friends and family, and walking her Cavapoo.

Trainee Paralegal

Charlotte MacCulloch

Charlotte is currently training as a paralegal in our civil court department, having joined Macleod and MacCallum in September 2019. Charlotte graduated from the University of Strathclyde with a BA Honours degree in History and Politics & International Relations in June 2019, after which her love for the Highlands brought her back home. In her spare time, Charlotte enjoys travelling, playing the fiddle and spending time with friends and family.

Our Lettings Team

Lettings Manager

Sarah-Anne Gow

Sarah Anne is the manager in our Residential lettings department, and deals with a wide range of rental property issues. Joining Mac and Mac in 2001, she began her time with us in our Property department before moving over to lettings. Our very busy lettings team deals with both factored and non factored properties.

Lettings Negotiator

Karen MacGillivray

Karen has worked within the Lettings industry since 2013 and during that time has gained vast experience in all aspects of Lettings. Karen’s role includes carrying out rent appraisals, marketing properties, carrying out viewings, preparation of tenancy agreements, processing of rental payments, carrying out property inspections, dealing with deposit disputes and arranging any maintenance required dealing with both factored and non-factored Landlords. Karen regularly attends local training courses held by Landlord Accreditation Scotland and Scottish Association of Landlords and is working towards a SCQF Level 6 Award in Residential Letting and Property Management Scotland.

Lettings Negotiator

Gemma Duncanson

Gemma works in our busy Lettings department where she deals with both landlords and tenants on a day to day basis, and contributes the general running of the department. She manages a portfolio of properties which includes the preparation of tenancy agreements and carrying out viewings and inspections at properties. She also carries out rent appraisals with potential new clients advising on all aspects of renting a property.

Lettings Administrator

Jane Urquhart

Jane Urquhart works in our busy Lettings department and deals with landlords, tenants and contractors on a daily basis.

Our Property Sales Team

Property Manager

Janette Dillon

Janette joined Mac&Mac in 2007 having come from a back ground in Property and Finance. On a daily basis she visits properties, providing an initial value, taking photographs and details to prepare brochures. She deals with all aspects of the sale in order to achieve the best possible price for our clients.

Sales Negotiator

Bev Birch

Bev joined Mac & Mac having come from a background in Sales and Marketing. On a typical day she deals with all aspects of Estate agency, from carrying out free market appraisals, preparing the property for market, to sales negotiation.

Sales Negotiator

Suzy El Deeb

Suzy joined Mac & Mac in 2020 having come from a background in Property. On a daily basis she visits properties, providing valuations, taking photographs and details to prepare sales particulars, dealing with all aspects of the property sale and proved the best possible service and price for our clients. She also deals with managing the new vibrant office in Portree, on the Isle of Skye. With three young active boys and working she still finds spare time to enjoy hillwalking, listening to music and gothic art.

Property Assistant

Emily Barclay

Emily works in our busy Property department as a Property Assistant. She deals with all property enquiries, viewings and marketing. Emily has a keen interest in the property market and enjoys dealing with all aspects of her role in the Property Department.

Property Assistant

Lauren Murphy

Lauren works within our property department as a property assistant. Lauren’s role primarily involves setting up viewings, dealing with any property related enquiries/feedback and arranging for the marketing details to be placed online. She enjoys the variety of the role and dealing with different clients.

Our Property Legal Team

Director

Lindsay Bishop

Lindsay is one of our Directors in our Residential Conveyancing Department, specialising in all aspects of domestic conveyancing and residential leasing. Lindsay joined Mac & Mac in 1997, and now heads up our very busy Residential Lettings Department. Lindsay frequently represents clients in the buy to let and development sectors and has considerable experience in the field of domestic conveyancing. In addition to Lindsay’s legal knowledge and experience, she has a practical and pragmatic approach to matters, and has the ability to identify the key issues and explain matters to her clients in a clear and concise manner.

Director

Alison Martin

Alison is one of our Residential Conveyancing Directors in the office with over 20 years of experience in both Conveyancing and Estate Agency and is joint Managing Director and also Director in charge of our Property and Lettings Departments.

Director

Peter Mason

Peter deals in all aspects of both Residential and Commercial Conveyancing. Born and brought up in Inverness, he joined Mac & Mac in 1995 and is now Joint Managing Director. He holds the Financial Planning Certificate and also the Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland. He is also the firm’s Money Laundering Reporting Officer and Cashroom Manager.

Associate

Gemma McClelland

Gemma joined Mac & Mac January 2019

Gemma is an Associate solicitor based in our Residential Conveyancing Department and deals with a wide range of matters. Gemma has extensive experience in all aspects of residential conveyancing including, plot/land purchases, Buy to Let, Help To Buy and LIFT purchases.

Solicitor

Aidan Grant

Born in Inverness and attending Millburn Academy, Aidan completed both his Undergraduate Law Degree and Diploma in Professional Legal Practice at the University of Glasgow before moving back home. Aidan then joined Macleod and MacCallum as a Trainee Solicitor in 2016, becoming a fully qualified Solicitor in 2018 and now works as part of our Residential Conveyancing team.

Solicitor

Tomas Simpson

Tomas is currently a solicitor who works as part of our Residential Conveyancing team. Tomas initially joined Macleod and MacCallum as a trainee solicitor in the summer of 2016 having completed his Undergraduate Law Degree and Diploma in Professional Legal Practice at the University of Aberdeen. During his time at university, Tomas was a fully qualified Generalist Adviser at the Citizen’s Advice Bureau in Aberdeen. Tomas is no stranger to the Highlands, having originally been brought up in Thurso before moving to Inverness and attending school at the local Millburn Academy.

Solicitor

Rory Carson

Rory is currently a solicitor in our Residential Conveyancing Department, having joined Macleod and MacCallum in June 2019. Born in Inverness and attending Culloden Academy, Rory completed both his Undergraduate Law Degree and Diploma in Professional Legal Practice at the University of Aberdeen before returning to the Highlands. Rory is a keen sports fan and spends most of his winter weekends on the rugby pitch playing for Highland RFC, while in the summer months he can generally be found on the golf course.

Trainee Solicitor

Briege Valentine

Briege is currently a trainee solicitor within our Residential Conveyancing department at Macleod & MacCallum, having joined us in November 2020. Briege completed her Undergraduate Law Degree in 2019 and her Diploma in Professional Legal Practice in 2020, both at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. Briege is originally from Uphall, a town just outside of Edinburgh and has recently re-located to Inverness after completing her studies. In her free time, she enjoys keeping fit at the gym, spending time with friends and family and travelling to new countries.

Our Rural Land Team

Associate

Evelyn Crate

Evelyn joined Macleod & MacCallum as an Associate solicitor in February 2020 and is based in our Skye office. Evelyn moved to Skye in 2014 after obtaining her Diploma in Professional Legal Practice from the University of Edinburgh. Evelyn provides advice on crofting law, residential conveyancing, Wills and Powers of Attorney. She is also a Notary Public.

Solicitor

Rob Milsom

Rob joined Macleod and MacCallum in October 2018 as a trainee. He is now an Assistant in our Rural Land department, dealing with all aspects of rural property including crofting, agricultural tenancies, rural property conveyancing and estate sales and purchases. Complex title investigations and first registrations on both the Land Register and Crofting Register are particular interests.

Outside of the office, Rob is a keen (if undistinguished) hill runner and takes all the opportunities he can to get out and about photographing the Highland scenery.

Paralegal

Ruth McLaughlan

Ruth has been with Mac and Mac since 1997, initially working in the firm’s Property Department, before qualifying as a Paralegal in 2005 and working in the Residential Conveyancing Department for a number of years. Ruth qualified as a Law Society of Scotland Registered Paralegal and has, since 2011, been working in the Rural Land Department.

Our Wills and Future Planning Team

Director

Scott Dallas

Scott was appointed as a Director in April 2020 and is Head of our Private Client department. He joined Macleod & MacCallum in 2010 as a trainee solicitor, training in our residential conveyancing, corporate & commercial and court departments. After qualifying in 2012, Scott worked principally in our Court department dealing with family/child law and general civil litigation for a number of years and thereafter moved to our Private Client department. He primarily deals with Wills, Powers of Attorney, Inheritance Tax/later life planning, Guardianships and Executries.

Solicitor

Julie Kinsella

Julie is a solicitor at Macleod and MacCallum in our Private Client Department, having joined us in August 2018. Julie is local to the Highlands, growing up in Nairn. She completed her Undergraduate Law Degree in 2010 at Edinburgh Napier University and her Diploma in Professional Legal Practice in 2018 at Robert Gordon’s University in Aberdeen. Julie previously enjoyed a career in financial services and insurance, managing her own broking business for 17 years.

Trainee Solicitor

Ross Martin

Ross joined Macleod and MacCallum as a Trainee Paralegal following completion of his Undergraduate Law Degree and Diploma in Professional Legal Practice at the University of Glasgow.  Ross works in the Private Client department and primarily deals with Executry and Guardianship matters.  Ross aims to progress to the role of Trainee Solicitor after gaining experience as a Paralegal.

Paralegal

Lisa McIntyre

Lisa works in our Private Client Department and specialises in Executries and Guardianships. Lisa is a Law Society Registered Paralegal and holds a Certificate of Performance in Specialist Paralegal Studies. Lisa is also a qualified Scottish Law Accountant.

Trainee Paralegal

Siobhan Nicholson

Siobhan joined Mac & Mac in 2018 as part of the Administration Team. In July 2021, Siobhan began her training as a Paralegal in the Private Client team focusing on Executry work. In her spare time, Siobhan enjoys spending time with family and friends, and walking her dogs.

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