Phone: 01224 645085

Our Staff


Academic qualifications
LLB Dip LP NP Postgraduate Diploma in Construction Law & Arbitration

Professional qualifications
Solicitor (qualified 1986)
Notary Public
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.

Email: fiona@laurieandco.co.uk

Linda FyffeAcademic qualifications
LLB (Hons) Dip LP NP

Professional qualifications
Solicitor (qualified 1996)
Notary Public
Solicitor Advocate
Member of the Law Society of Scotland

Linda is a Solicitor Advocate specialising in litigation with rights of audience in the Sheriff Court, Court of Session and the Supreme Court. Her litigation 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.

Email: linda@laurieandco.co.uk

Anne CassidyAcademic qualifications
LLB (Hons) DipLP,NP

Professional qualifications
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

Email: anne@laurieandco.co.uk

Diane AndersonAcademic qualifications
LLB Dip LP NP

Professional qualifications
Solicitor (qualified 2003)
Notary Public
Member of the Law Society of Scotland

Diane specialises in Wills, Executries, Inheritance Tax Planning, Welfare and Continuing Powers of Attorney, Guardianship issues and general private client work.

Email: diane@laurieandco.co.uk

Melanie BallantyneAcademic qualifications
LLB (Hons), Dip LP, NP

Professional qualifications
Solicitor (qualified 1996)
Notary Public
Member of the Law Society of Scotland

Melanie Ballantyne has over 20 years of experience of acting for a large range of developers, for both commercial projects as well as housing developers, including national and local developers, and for registered social landlords.

Melanie is also highly experienced in Commercial Property Purchases and Sales, Commercial Property Leases (Landlord and Tenant) and in Security Work.

Melanie is very used to working under pressure and is a team player having formed very strong working relationships with her clients and colleagues over the years and is the go to person for complex conveyancing.

Email: melanie@laurieandco.co.uk

Mary-Jay MortonAcademic qualifications
LLB (Hons) with French Law
Dip LP

Professional qualifications
Member of Law Society
Notary Public

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.

Email: mary-jay@laurieandco.co.uk

Janey McFarlaneAcademic qualifications
LLB (HONS) Dip LP, NP

Janey has recently completed her traineeship at Storie Cruden and Simpson. Janey was exposed to a great deal of client contact very early on in her traineeship and built up excellent relationships with clients. Janey has joined Laurie & Co as a Solictor and will focus primarily on residential sales and purchases as well as being part of the team dealing with plot sales for our developer clients. She will also provide commercial property support to Fiona Mitchell and Melanie Ballantyne

Email: janey@laurieandco.co.uk

Christy WardAcademic qualifications
LLB (Hons) Dip LP, NP

Christy began her traineeship in June 2016 after completing her Diploma in Professional Legal Practice at the University of Aberdeen. Prior to joining Laurie & Co she worked as a Fiscal Officer for the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service. She has a particular interest in litigation.

Email: christy@laurieandco.co.uk

Alan NicollAcademic qualifications
LLB

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.

Email: alan@laurieandco.co.uk

Alison MersonAcademic qualifications
SLA

Professional qualifications
Paralegal (qualified 2003)
Member of SOLAS

Alison specialises in preparing wills and administering executry estates. She also has considerable experience in buying and selling residential properties.

Email: alison@laurieandco.co.uk

Allan GibsonExperience
A background in Quantity Surveying and 32 years as Managing Director running his own commercial operatio 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.

Email: allan@laurieandco.co.uk

Sonia RichardsonExperience
Extensive experience organising and supervising her own property portfolio.

Sonia is responsible for the management of our Property Leasing Department. She acts for a large number of landlords to ensure that all necessary legal formalities are adhered to in the leasing of residential properties and deals with the factoring of leased properties. She also assists with the marketing and leasing of residential properties

Email: sonia@laurieandco.co.uk

Lorna CoweExperience
25 years as Legal Secretary

Lorna is Personal Assistant to Fiona Mitchell. She has over 25 years’ experience as a Legal Secretary specialising in residential conveyancing. She has overall responsibility for administering residential plot sales for our developer clients.

Email: lorna@laurieandco.co.uk

Head Office, Aberdeen

Telephone: 01224 645085
Email: info@laurieandco.co.uk

17 Victoria Street
Aberdeen
AB10 1PU
Scotland UK

Ballater Office

Telephone: 01339 755535
Email: info@laurieandco.co.uk

4 Bridge Street
Ballater
Aberdeenshire
AB35 5QP
Scotland UK

Property Department

Telephone: 01224 645085
Email: info@laurieandco.co.uk

44 Thistle Street
Aberdeen
AB10 1XD
Scotland UK