I grew up in Dundee and completed the undergraduate LLB and the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice at the University of Glasgow. I joined Balfour+Manson as a trainee solicitor and moved to Edinburgh in August 2017.
During my fourth year at Glasgow University I assumed the role of President of the Glasgow University International Law Society. The society was only in its second year of formation therefore I worked to develop and expand the society’s aims and objectives and create new links with the law school to facilitate the university’s ‘GoGlobal’ program.
Outside of work, I dedicate much of my time to Scottish youth charity ‘The SSC (A Club for the Youth of Scotland)’. I have been involved in the charity since 2008 and in October 2016 I joined the charity’s Management Committee. I also enjoy using my free time to exercise, and I play competitive netball for a club in Edinburgh but my one true love is skiing.
I am now in my final seat at Balfour+Manson, and will qualify in August 2019. I work for Iain Nicol, Partner and Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law. I assist Iain with his wide-raging case load pursuing compensation claims for accident victims and those who have suffered as a result of professional or medical negligence, in both the All-Scotland Personal Injury Court and the Court of Session. I have had the opportunity to assist with road traffic, accidents at work, public liability and CICA claims.
My third seat was the start of my time with the Litigation Department. I was working predominately for Partner and Accredited Specialist in Medical Negligence Law, Ann Logan. I assisted Ann with complex medical negligence and catastrophic injury cases, mainly in the Court of Session.
My second seat was with the Family Law Team. I assisted Shona Smith (Partner and Head of Family Law) with a variety of family actions in both the Court of Session and Edinburgh Sheriff Court.
My first six months at Balfour+Manson were spent in the firm’s Private Client department. My daily tasks included drafting Wills, Powers of Attorney, administrating executry estates and assisting with guardianship applications and trusts.
Scottish Young Lawyers Association
Edinburgh Young Professionals