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  • Partners
    • Anthony J Dawson - Senior Partner

      Biography

      Tony Dawson, our Senior Partner, deals with a wide range of legal matters encompassing Private Client, Commercial Property, Licensing and Employment as well as overseas property transactions. Educated at Robert Gordon's College and Aberdeen university, Tony, a former holder of the Scottish and British Universtiy Badminton Titles, was capped for Scotland at all levels at that sport and represented Scotland at the Commonwealth Games in Edmonton in 1978. He also won many North East tennis titles during his tennis career and represented Scotland at that sport in France. A keen athlete, he completed 26 marathons which goes a long way to explain his two metal hips and aged knees! He is well known in North East Business and sporting circles having held various public appointments over the years, including founder Chairman of Aberdeen Sports Council, Chairman of Aberdeen Petroleum Sports and Country Club, Chairman of the Russell Anderson Testimonial Committee, Chairman of the Chris Anderson Advisory Trust, Director of the UCAN Urology Cancer Charity, Chairman of Friends of Duthie Park, a Director of Sport Aberdeen as well as a former advisor to Sports Scotland on several different sports.

      In 2007, his sporting achievements were recognised by his selection into the Aberdeen Sporting Hall of Fame. He also features in the book of Aberdeen's Greatest Sportsmen titled "Granite Legends Aberdeen Sporting Heroes". In 2008, he was accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Liquor Licensing Law. He is past President of the Society of Advocates in Aberdeen and a current Burgess of Guild for the City of Aberdeen.

      Phone

      01224 581581

      Email

    • Philip G Dawson - Wills, Trusts & Executry Partner

      Biography

      PHILIP DAWSON, a graduate from Edinburgh University in 1975, is a private client partner in charge of our Trust and Equity Division. Philip, a former Scottish hockey champion with Gordonians, is a keen sportsman who participates in hill-walking, cycling and ski-ing, often abroad. For several years he was a tutor to Law Diploma students at Aberdeen University covering wills, Executries and Private Client matters.

      Phone

      01224 581581

      Email

    • John W Sinclair - Commercial Department Partner

      Biography

      A graduate of the University of Aberdeen, John has been a principal in private practice since 1979. Initially as a Partner in Dundas & Wilson C.S. - one of the UK's leading commercial and corporate firms - and latterly as Senior Partner in Cooper & Hay Advocates - one of Aberdeen's oldest and most respected private client firms. He joined James & George Collie in 2005 when James & George Collie and Cooper & Hay joined forces. 

      John is a property lawyer in the widest sense and has decades of experience in all aspects of both commercial and residential property work and can advise on a wide range of property issues including purchases, sales and leases, site acquisitions and disposals, developments and associated financing arrangements and securities.

      This broad range of expertise means that John is a member of both our Commercial and Residential Property teams. In addition John has the responsibility for our specialist in-house Relocation department.

      Phone

      01224 581581

      Email

    • Graham Garden - Court Partner (Stonehaven)

      Biography

      GRAHAM GARDEN, our Court Partner graduated from Aberdeen University and joined Kinnear & Falconer in 1986.

      Specialising in family law, his work encompasses separations, divorce, disputes on residence and contact, cohabitations, civil partnership and social work referrals. It also includes adoption and permanence orders. In addition, he is trained in family law mediation and in Collaborative Law.

      Graham is on the panel of curators ad litem and reporting officers for Aberdeen Sheriff Court for which he is also called upon to prepare Bar reports in connection with disputed residence/contact actions. He also regularly represents children and the parents of children who appear before the Children’s Panel.

      Appointed by the Law Society of Scotland as a civil legal aid peer reviewer, Graham was previously an external examiner to the Robert Gordon University School of Business Management.

      A member of Stonehaven Golf Club, the Rotary Club of Stonehaven and, just to add to his busy schedule, he is part of Stonehaven Community Development, a group designed to help improve recreational and sporting facilities in the town. Graham is married with two daughters.

      Phone

      01569 763555

      Email

    • Duncan M Love - Court Partner

      Biography

      Duncan has been a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department for over twenty years. He is the head of the Litigation Department and acts for a variety of commercial and individual clients in all areas of civil litigation. He has particular experience and a reputation in contract and partnership disputes, insolvency, debt collection and family law matters. Married with three children, he is also the firm’s Cashroom Partner. He is now an enthusiastic cyclist and guitarist.

      Phone

      01224 581581

      Email

    • Forbes F McLennan - Private Client Partner

      Biography

       

      FORBES MCLENNAN, a former pupil of Aberdeen Grammar School and graduate of Aberdeen University, joined the firm as a partner in 2005. Prior to joining James & George Collie, Forbes was a partner in the long established local firm of Cooper & Hay. He has been in private practice since 1981 and has dealt with a wide variety of legal work. He now concentrates on conveyancing and private client work.


      His diverse interests include golf, literature, football and classical music. Forbes is a member of Royal Aberdeen Golf Club, the Scottish Seniors Golf Society and is secretary of The Bon-Accord Square Feuars’ Association. To add to his already busy schedule, Forbes is also a committee member of Tenovus Scotland Grampian Branch which helps support medical research, a Trustee of The Robert Nicol Trust providing financial assistance to deserving students with connections to Aberdeen, an Affiliate member of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, a Trustee of the Burnett Trust which provides bursaries and scholarships to students at Robert Gordon College and a member on the Annuity Fund Committee of The Society of Advocates in Aberdeen.

       

      Phone

      01224 581581

      Email

    • Gregor F Sim - Private Client Partner

      Biography

      As part of our Private Client Team, Gregor Sim works primarily in the field of Residential Conveyancing, advising Private Clients on a range of matters relating to the purchase, sale or re-mortgage of their property. With almost 20 years experience he offers a practical approach and wide knowledge of the property market. He also carries out Commercial Security work on behalf of various institutions. He is a part time Tutor in Conveyancing Law for the Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at Aberdeen University.

      Phone

      01224 581581

      Email

    • Richard D M Shepherd - Managing /Commercial Department Partner

      Biography

      Richard has been with James & George Collie since 2000. Richard was born, brought up and educated in Aberdeen at Robert Gordon's College and is a graduate of Aberdeen University. Richard heads up our Commercial Department. Please get in touch to discuss all your commercial property requirements.

      Richard has an extensive track record in commercial property specialising in the acquisition, disposal, development and leasing of and investment in all types of commercial property including development sites,hotels pubs and restaurants, and all types of property in the office retail and industrial sectors. Richard acts for a wide range of commercial and residential developers and businesses and investors of all sizes.

      Phone

      01224 581581

      Email

    • Innes Miller - Corporate/Commercial Partner

      Biography

      Innes Miller is a Partner in the Commercial Department of the Firm, specialising in Corporate Law matters. Innes has over 20 years Corporate Law experience, and has been involved in a number of high value and high profile corporate transactions. Previously a Partner at other legal firms in both Edinburgh and Aberdeen, Innes has been at the Firm since April 2005, and continues with his remit to expand the corporate services offered by the Firm.

      Away from work, Innes is well known in the local golf circles, having previously been champion at both Royal Aberdeen and Banchory Golf Clubs and representing the North East District at all levels. Like some of the other Partners in the Firm, Innes has also been a tutor in the Diploma in Legal Practice at both Aberdeen and Robert Gordon Universities, where he has tutored in the Company and Commercial Course.

      Phone

      01224 581581

      Email

    • Anne-Maryse Churchill - Partner

      Biography

      A native of Paisley, Anne-Maryse graduated in Law from Aberdeen University in 1985 and began her legal career in the City. She became a partner in George Mathers & Co in 1990 and in 1994 she became Aberdeen's first female sole practioner when she formed her own firm of Churchill and Company. Ann-Maryse has been assumed as a partner within James & George Collie with effect from 1st November 2009.

      In joining us she brings with her not only the clients and the business contacts she won and developed in Churchill and Company but also her expertise in conveyancing, private client and general chamber work. Anne-Maryse says "One of my primary motivations in joining James & George Collie is to offer a wider range of legal services to my existing clients".

      Anne-Maryse will continue her long association with Aberdeen University as an Honorary Lecturer in Conveyancing and Professional Ethics.

      Her talents extend beyond the law and teaching - she originally trained in classical ballet and attributes her hard work and discipline to the years that she spent as a dancer.

      Phone

      01224 581581

      Email

    • Brian Sutton - Private Client Partner

      Biography

      Brian Sutton joined the firm as an associate in September 2008, specialising in residential sale and purchase, remortgages, commercial property transactions, wills and executries.

      A former partner with two other city firms, Brian, an Aberdonian, graduated from Aberdeen University with an honours degree in law before obtaining a diploma in legal practice.

      Phone

      01224 581581

      Email

  • Stonehaven
    • Graham Garden - Court Partner (Stonehaven)

      Biography

      GRAHAM GARDEN, our Court Partner graduated from Aberdeen University and joined Kinnear & Falconer in 1986.

      Specialising in family law, his work encompasses separations, divorce, disputes on residence and contact, cohabitations, civil partnership and social work referrals. It also includes adoption and permanence orders. In addition, he is trained in family law mediation and in Collaborative Law.

      Graham is on the panel of curators ad litem and reporting officers for Aberdeen Sheriff Court for which he is also called upon to prepare Bar reports in connection with disputed residence/contact actions. He also regularly represents children and the parents of children who appear before the Children’s Panel.

      Appointed by the Law Society of Scotland as a civil legal aid peer reviewer, Graham was previously an external examiner to the Robert Gordon University School of Business Management.

      A member of Stonehaven Golf Club, the Rotary Club of Stonehaven and, just to add to his busy schedule, he is part of Stonehaven Community Development, a group designed to help improve recreational and sporting facilities in the town. Graham is married with two daughters.

      Phone

      01569 763555

      Email

    • Mary Birse - Solicitor - Stonehaven

      Biography

      Mary Birse, joined the firm in August 2014 as a Conveyancing Solicitor and is based in our Stonehaven branch.

      Phone

      01569 763555

      Fax

      01569 766548

      Email

    • Lorna Clyne - Legal Secretary (Stonehaven)

      Biography

      Lorna Clyne joined Kinnear & Falconer after leaving school in 1976, as Office Junior and thereafter  progressing to a Secretary. After leaving to have children and moving away from Stonehaven, returned and re-joined Kinnear and Falconer in 1991.

      Kinnear and Falconer is a trading name of James & George Collie with their office based in Stonehaven.

      Phone

      01569 763555

      Email

    • June Dickie - Legal Secretary (Stonehaven)

      Biography

      June Dickie has been a Legal Secretary for Kinnear & Falconer for 30 years. Her excellent local knowledge and extensive experience makes her an invaluable asset to the firm.

       

      June is a grandmother to three beautiful grandchildren. She is a keen runner, swimmer and cyclist.

       

      Phone

      01569 763555

      Email

    • Moira Grimshaw - Property Manager (Stonehaven)

      Biography

      Moira joined the firm in 2008. She is employed as Property Manager based at our Stonehaven office, Kinnear & Falconer, a trading name of James & George Collie.

      Phone

      01569 763555

      Email

    • Louise Dryden - Legal Secretary - Stonehaven

      Biography

      Louise is a legal secretary working in our Stonehaven Office for the Residential Conveyancing Solicitor. Away from work Louise enjoys travel, photography and swimming and has a keen interest in Marine Life Conservation

      Phone

      01224 581581

      Email

    • Emma Campbell - Administrative Assistant - Stonehaven

      Biography

      Emma a local, joined the firm in September 2014 and whilst training to be a Conveyancing Paralegal, she is also assisting in our Stonehaven Property Departments.

      Phone

      01569 763555

      Fax

      01569 766548

      Email

  • Commercial
    • Richard D M Shepherd - Managing /Commercial Department Partner

      Biography

      Richard has been with James & George Collie since 2000. Richard was born, brought up and educated in Aberdeen at Robert Gordon's College and is a graduate of Aberdeen University. Richard heads up our Commercial Department. Please get in touch to discuss all your commercial property requirements.

      Richard has an extensive track record in commercial property specialising in the acquisition, disposal, development and leasing of and investment in all types of commercial property including development sites,hotels pubs and restaurants, and all types of property in the office retail and industrial sectors. Richard acts for a wide range of commercial and residential developers and businesses and investors of all sizes.

      Phone

      01224 581581

      Email

    • John W Sinclair - Commercial Department Partner

      Biography

      A graduate of the University of Aberdeen, John has been a principal in private practice since 1979. Initially as a Partner in Dundas & Wilson C.S. - one of the UK's leading commercial and corporate firms - and latterly as Senior Partner in Cooper & Hay Advocates - one of Aberdeen's oldest and most respected private client firms. He joined James & George Collie in 2005 when James & George Collie and Cooper & Hay joined forces. 

      John is a property lawyer in the widest sense and has decades of experience in all aspects of both commercial and residential property work and can advise on a wide range of property issues including purchases, sales and leases, site acquisitions and disposals, developments and associated financing arrangements and securities.

      This broad range of expertise means that John is a member of both our Commercial and Residential Property teams. In addition John has the responsibility for our specialist in-house Relocation department.

      Phone

      01224 581581

      Email

    • Innes Miller - Corporate/Commercial Partner

      Biography

      Innes Miller is a Partner in the Commercial Department of the Firm, specialising in Corporate Law matters. Innes has over 20 years Corporate Law experience, and has been involved in a number of high value and high profile corporate transactions. Previously a Partner at other legal firms in both Edinburgh and Aberdeen, Innes has been at the Firm since April 2005, and continues with his remit to expand the corporate services offered by the Firm.

      Away from work, Innes is well known in the local golf circles, having previously been champion at both Royal Aberdeen and Banchory Golf Clubs and representing the North East District at all levels. Like some of the other Partners in the Firm, Innes has also been a tutor in the Diploma in Legal Practice at both Aberdeen and Robert Gordon Universities, where he has tutored in the Company and Commercial Course.

      Phone

      01224 581581

      Email

    • Steven Allan - Solicitor

      Biography

      Steven a local, joins Collies in Feb 2017, brings experience of working in other firms and is a keen golfer, enjoys football, running and cycling.

      Phone

      01224 581581

      Fax

      01224 580119

      Email

    • Shona Cramond - Company Registrar / Debt Recovery Assistant

      Biography

      SHONA CRAMOND, our Company Registrar and Debt Recovery Assistant, joined the Firm in 1997 and has considerable experience in the administrative aspects of company law and debt recovery. Away from the office Shona enjoys the outdoor pursuits especially hillwalking.

      Phone

      01224 581581

      Email

    • Liz Craig - Legal Secretary

      Biography

      LIZ CRAIG, secretary to John Sinclair for many years, joined the firm along with Cooper & Hay in 2005.

      Phone

      01224 581581

      Email

  • Court
    • Duncan M Love - Court Partner

      Biography

      Duncan has been a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department for over twenty years. He is the head of the Litigation Department and acts for a variety of commercial and individual clients in all areas of civil litigation. He has particular experience and a reputation in contract and partnership disputes, insolvency, debt collection and family law matters. Married with three children, he is also the firm’s Cashroom Partner. He is now an enthusiastic cyclist and guitarist.

      Phone

      01224 581581

      Email

    • Graham Garden - Court Partner (Stonehaven)

      Biography

      GRAHAM GARDEN, our Court Partner graduated from Aberdeen University and joined Kinnear & Falconer in 1986.

      Specialising in family law, his work encompasses separations, divorce, disputes on residence and contact, cohabitations, civil partnership and social work referrals. It also includes adoption and permanence orders. In addition, he is trained in family law mediation and in Collaborative Law.

      Graham is on the panel of curators ad litem and reporting officers for Aberdeen Sheriff Court for which he is also called upon to prepare Bar reports in connection with disputed residence/contact actions. He also regularly represents children and the parents of children who appear before the Children’s Panel.

      Appointed by the Law Society of Scotland as a civil legal aid peer reviewer, Graham was previously an external examiner to the Robert Gordon University School of Business Management.

      A member of Stonehaven Golf Club, the Rotary Club of Stonehaven and, just to add to his busy schedule, he is part of Stonehaven Community Development, a group designed to help improve recreational and sporting facilities in the town. Graham is married with two daughters.

      Phone

      01569 763555

      Email

    • Susan Waters - Senior Court Solicitor

      Biography

      SUSAN WATERS, educated at Paisley Grammar School before graduating from Aberdeen University, joined the Firm in 1999 as a Solicitor in our Court Department specialising in family law.

      Phone

      01224 581581

      Email

    • Jennifer Wilson - Senior Court Solicitor

      Biography

      Jennifer Wilson, born in Glasgow and educated locally in Aberdeen, joined us in November 2014 as a Court Solicitor. Jennifer specialises in all aspects of Family Law, including separation, divorce, disputes concerning children, adoptions and guardianships.

      Jennifer is a member of the Family Law Association and the Aberdeen Bar Association.

      Phone

      01224 581581

      Fax

      01224 580119

      Email

    • Shona Cramond - Company Registrar / Debt Recovery Assistant

      Biography

      SHONA CRAMOND, our Company Registrar and Debt Recovery Assistant, joined the Firm in 1997 and has considerable experience in the administrative aspects of company law and debt recovery. Away from the office Shona enjoys the outdoor pursuits especially hillwalking.

      Phone

      01224 581581

      Email

    • June Dickie - Legal Secretary (Stonehaven)

      Biography

      June Dickie has been a Legal Secretary for Kinnear & Falconer for 30 years. Her excellent local knowledge and extensive experience makes her an invaluable asset to the firm.

       

      June is a grandmother to three beautiful grandchildren. She is a keen runner, swimmer and cyclist.

       

      Phone

      01569 763555

      Email

    • Lorna Clyne - Legal Secretary (Stonehaven)

      Biography

      Lorna Clyne joined Kinnear & Falconer after leaving school in 1976, as Office Junior and thereafter  progressing to a Secretary. After leaving to have children and moving away from Stonehaven, returned and re-joined Kinnear and Falconer in 1991.

      Kinnear and Falconer is a trading name of James & George Collie with their office based in Stonehaven.

      Phone

      01569 763555

      Email

    • Sarah Boyne - Court Secretary

      Biography

      Sarah joined the firm in April 2015 as a Legal Secretary in the Court Department.  Sarah also spends 1 day a week in our Stonehaven branch.

      Phone

      01224 581581

      Fax

      01224 580119

      Email

  • Employment Law
    • Anthony J Dawson - Senior Partner

      Biography

      Tony Dawson, our Senior Partner, deals with a wide range of legal matters encompassing Private Client, Commercial Property, Licensing and Employment as well as overseas property transactions. Educated at Robert Gordon's College and Aberdeen university, Tony, a former holder of the Scottish and British Universtiy Badminton Titles, was capped for Scotland at all levels at that sport and represented Scotland at the Commonwealth Games in Edmonton in 1978. He also won many North East tennis titles during his tennis career and represented Scotland at that sport in France. A keen athlete, he completed 26 marathons which goes a long way to explain his two metal hips and aged knees! He is well known in North East Business and sporting circles having held various public appointments over the years, including founder Chairman of Aberdeen Sports Council, Chairman of Aberdeen Petroleum Sports and Country Club, Chairman of the Russell Anderson Testimonial Committee, Chairman of the Chris Anderson Advisory Trust, Director of the UCAN Urology Cancer Charity, Chairman of Friends of Duthie Park, a Director of Sport Aberdeen as well as a former advisor to Sports Scotland on several different sports.

      In 2007, his sporting achievements were recognised by his selection into the Aberdeen Sporting Hall of Fame. He also features in the book of Aberdeen's Greatest Sportsmen titled "Granite Legends Aberdeen Sporting Heroes". In 2008, he was accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Liquor Licensing Law. He is past President of the Society of Advocates in Aberdeen and a current Burgess of Guild for the City of Aberdeen.

      Phone

      01224 581581

      Email

    • Dale Mitchell - Legal Secretary

      Biography

      DALE MITCHELL joined the Firm in 2001 bringing with her many years of legal experience.

      Phone

      01224 581581

      Email

  • Licensing
    • Anthony J Dawson - Senior Partner

      Biography

      Tony Dawson, our Senior Partner, deals with a wide range of legal matters encompassing Private Client, Commercial Property, Licensing and Employment as well as overseas property transactions. Educated at Robert Gordon's College and Aberdeen university, Tony, a former holder of the Scottish and British Universtiy Badminton Titles, was capped for Scotland at all levels at that sport and represented Scotland at the Commonwealth Games in Edmonton in 1978. He also won many North East tennis titles during his tennis career and represented Scotland at that sport in France. A keen athlete, he completed 26 marathons which goes a long way to explain his two metal hips and aged knees! He is well known in North East Business and sporting circles having held various public appointments over the years, including founder Chairman of Aberdeen Sports Council, Chairman of Aberdeen Petroleum Sports and Country Club, Chairman of the Russell Anderson Testimonial Committee, Chairman of the Chris Anderson Advisory Trust, Director of the UCAN Urology Cancer Charity, Chairman of Friends of Duthie Park, a Director of Sport Aberdeen as well as a former advisor to Sports Scotland on several different sports.

      In 2007, his sporting achievements were recognised by his selection into the Aberdeen Sporting Hall of Fame. He also features in the book of Aberdeen's Greatest Sportsmen titled "Granite Legends Aberdeen Sporting Heroes". In 2008, he was accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Liquor Licensing Law. He is past President of the Society of Advocates in Aberdeen and a current Burgess of Guild for the City of Aberdeen.

      Phone

      01224 581581

      Email

    • Janet Hood - Consultant

      Biography

      Our Consultant Janet Hood an accredited licensing lawyer since 1995 specialises in liquor licensing and other legislation relevant to businesses involved in retail, hospitality and tourism in Scotland. Together with our senior partner Tony Dawson she offers a bespoke service to licensees and others with with a view to helping clients maximise their business, adopt best practice. They guide you through the bureaucratic minefield and to try to ensure you and your staff are equipped with sufficient information to facilitate compliance with the law and regulations which govern your day to day working lives. In addition Janet Hood offers an internal due diligence policy and update service and she covers all training requirements including Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders, the refresher course and staff training.
       

      Phone

      01224 581581

      Email

  • Office Administration
    • Watson Mutch - Partnership Accountant

      Biography

      WATSON MUTCH joined the Firm in January 2015 as our Partnership Accountant, from working for many years at Aberdeen Journals.

      Phone

      01224 581581

      Email

    • Angie Keith - IT and Operations Manager

      Biography

      ANGIE KEITH, a graduate of Robert Gordon’s University, joined the Firm as IT Manager in 2004 after gaining considerable experience in other businesses, including Scottish Enterprise. A qualified Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, Angie devotes much of her spare time to the sport of hockey both as a player and committee member for Aberdeen Bon Accord MBC locally and nationally is now a Non-Executive Director on the Scottish Hockey Board.

      Phone

      01224 581581

      Fax

      01224 580119

      Email

    • Nigel Whalley - IT Assistant

      Biography

      Originally from Manchester Nigel was educated at Robert Gordon University. He joined our IT Department in March 2008. His hobbies include golf, canoeing/kayaking.

      Phone

      01224 581581

      Email

    • Fiona Cobban - Cashier

      Biography

      FIONA COBBAN is a qualified Law Accountant and has been our Cashier since 1996.

      Phone

      01224 581581

      Email

    • Sarah Young - Cashroom Assistant

      Biography

      SARAH YOUNG joined the Firm in 2000 and is an Assistant in our Cash Room.

      Phone

      01224 581581

      Email

    • Norma Leslie - Part-Time Cashroom Assistant

      Biography

      Norma joined the firm as a part-time cashroom assistant in February 2010. In her spare time Norma enjoys horse riding, dog walking.

      Phone

      01224 581581

      Email

    • Barbara Christie - Cashroom Assistant

      Biography

      Barbara born in Aberdeen, joined the firm in December 2012 as a Property Leasing Assistant having had previous experience with other firms and banking institutions. In her spare time she enjoys baking, cake decorating and kilt making.

      Phone

      01224 581581

      Fax

      01224 580119

      Email

    • Helen Hunter - Law Accountant

      Biography

      Helen Hunter is a qualified Law Accountant who has been with the firm since 1984.

      Phone

      01224 581581

      Email

    • Roberta Reid - Accounts Secretary

      Biography

      ROBERTA REID joined our Firm in 1965, from school, and has been with us ever since as a Secretary in our Accounts Department.

      Phone

      01224 581581

      Email

    • Susan Milne - Receptionist/Office Administrator

      Biography

      Susan an experienced office administrator joined us in January 2015.

      Phone

      01224 581581

      Fax

      01224 580119

      Email

    • Alan Sadler - Document Controller

      Biography

      Alan is the Document Controller for James & George Collie, he services all departments within our Aberdeen Office, his main duties are to look after Clients Wills, Titles & Powers of Attorney, to make sure all data for documents are stored on the database & the physical document is stored safely in our fire proof safes.

      Since July 2008 James & George Collie strived to become more paper light around the Office, with this, they invested in document scanners to electronically scan Client files to a secure server which also meant that we had to have all our paper disposed of securely in accordance with Law Society Regulations.

      Phone

      01224 581581

      Fax

      01224 580119

      Email

    • Chris Morran - Office Messenger

      Biography

      Chris a local, joined us in February 2015 as our Office Messenger, he has had extensive experience working in BP Exploration/Aviation and Grampian Police as well as participating on several committees with the Police nationwide.

      Phone

      01224 581581

      Fax

      01224 580119

      Email

  • Overseas Property
    • Anthony J Dawson - Senior Partner

      Biography

      Tony Dawson, our Senior Partner, deals with a wide range of legal matters encompassing Private Client, Commercial Property, Licensing and Employment as well as overseas property transactions. Educated at Robert Gordon's College and Aberdeen university, Tony, a former holder of the Scottish and British Universtiy Badminton Titles, was capped for Scotland at all levels at that sport and represented Scotland at the Commonwealth Games in Edmonton in 1978. He also won many North East tennis titles during his tennis career and represented Scotland at that sport in France. A keen athlete, he completed 26 marathons which goes a long way to explain his two metal hips and aged knees! He is well known in North East Business and sporting circles having held various public appointments over the years, including founder Chairman of Aberdeen Sports Council, Chairman of Aberdeen Petroleum Sports and Country Club, Chairman of the Russell Anderson Testimonial Committee, Chairman of the Chris Anderson Advisory Trust, Director of the UCAN Urology Cancer Charity, Chairman of Friends of Duthie Park, a Director of Sport Aberdeen as well as a former advisor to Sports Scotland on several different sports.

      In 2007, his sporting achievements were recognised by his selection into the Aberdeen Sporting Hall of Fame. He also features in the book of Aberdeen's Greatest Sportsmen titled "Granite Legends Aberdeen Sporting Heroes". In 2008, he was accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Liquor Licensing Law. He is past President of the Society of Advocates in Aberdeen and a current Burgess of Guild for the City of Aberdeen.

      Phone

      01224 581581

      Email

    • Ignacio Chanza - Solicitor

      Biography

      Ignacio is a dual qualified Spanish lawyer (Abogado) and Scottish solicitor. He qualified as an Abogado in 1998, since then he has remained on the Roll in the Law Society of Valencia (Spain) and has been practising the legal profession in his own legal firm founded in 1930 by his grandfather. He specialises in Private clients, Contract and Company Law, particularly he has a wide knowledge in the whole process of buying/selling and leasing properties in Spain.
      He qualified as a Scottish solicitor in 2012 and was duly admitted in February 2013, being enrolled in the Law Society of Scotland.
      Ignacio is the current Hon. Consul of Spain for the North of Scotland. Advocate in Aberdeen and Notary public.

      Phone

      01224 581581

      Fax

      01224 580119

      Email

  • Property Leasing/Management
    • Liz Craig - Leasing Supervisor

      Biography

      LIZ CRAIG, secretary to John Sinclair for many years, joined the firm along with Cooper & Hay in 2005 and is now the Leasing departments supervisor.

      Phone

      01224 583338

      Email

    • Alysha Reid - Property Leasing Assistant

      Biography

      Alysha, joined our growing Leasing department in Summer 2011 and has previously worked for two law firms. Her career in a legal firm spans over 10 years and she has a vast knowledge in
      Conveyancing and Leasing.

      She leads a very active lifestyle and in her spare time you can find her taking part in dance and cheerleading. She is a senior Cheer Coach for Aberdeen Cheer and Dance Co where she teaches to all ages. When she is not busy coaching she likes to spend time relaxing with her family.
       

      Phone

      01224 583338

      Email

    • Louise Burnett - Property Leasing Advisor

      Biography

      Louise joined us in February 2013 as a Leasing Assistant and now does the role of Leasing Property Advisor.

      Phone

      01224 583338

      Fax

      01224 580119

      Email

    • Lisa Jones - Viewing Agent

      Biography

      Lisa hails from Altrincham in Cheshire and joined the firm with experience in Property Management at various companies before joining us in September 2012 as a Viewing Agent.

      Phone

      01224 583338

      Fax

      01224 580119

      Email

    • Andy Whyte - Factor

      Biography

      Andy, locally born joined the firm in November 2012 as a Factor.  

      Andy enjoys boxing, walking the dog and watching golf, his passion is his grandchildren and watching them grow up.

      Phone

      01224 583338

      Email

    • Arthur Ingram - Factor

      Biography

      Arthur joined the Leasing Department in 2013 after spending 38 years working in local government as an Environmential Health Officer with Kincardine and Deeside and Aberdeenshire Council

      During this time he gained a vast knowledge and experience of all Envirnonmental Health subjects including Housing Legislation, Houses in Multiple Occupancy, Landlord Registration and Sub Tolerable Housing Inspections.

      In his spare time Arthur enjoys keeping fit by running, golfing and attending the gym.

      Phone

      01224 583338

      Fax

      01224 580119

      Email

  • Residential House Purchase/Sale
    • Forbes F McLennan - Private Client Partner

      Biography

       

      FORBES MCLENNAN, a former pupil of Aberdeen Grammar School and graduate of Aberdeen University, joined the firm as a partner in 2005. Prior to joining James & George Collie, Forbes was a partner in the long established local firm of Cooper & Hay. He has been in private practice since 1981 and has dealt with a wide variety of legal work. He now concentrates on conveyancing and private client work.


      His diverse interests include golf, literature, football and classical music. Forbes is a member of Royal Aberdeen Golf Club, the Scottish Seniors Golf Society and is secretary of The Bon-Accord Square Feuars’ Association. To add to his already busy schedule, Forbes is also a committee member of Tenovus Scotland Grampian Branch which helps support medical research, a Trustee of The Robert Nicol Trust providing financial assistance to deserving students with connections to Aberdeen, an Affiliate member of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, a Trustee of the Burnett Trust which provides bursaries and scholarships to students at Robert Gordon College and a member on the Annuity Fund Committee of The Society of Advocates in Aberdeen.

       

      Phone

      01224 581581

      Email

    • Gregor F Sim - Private Client Partner

      Biography

      As part of our Private Client Team, Gregor Sim works primarily in the field of Residential Conveyancing, advising Private Clients on a range of matters relating to the purchase, sale or re-mortgage of their property. With almost 20 years experience he offers a practical approach and wide knowledge of the property market. He also carries out Commercial Security work on behalf of various institutions. He is a part time Tutor in Conveyancing Law for the Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at Aberdeen University.

      Phone

      01224 581581

      Email

    • Anne-Maryse Churchill - Partner

      Biography

      A native of Paisley, Anne-Maryse graduated in Law from Aberdeen University in 1985 and began her legal career in the City. She became a partner in George Mathers & Co in 1990 and in 1994 she became Aberdeen's first female sole practioner when she formed her own firm of Churchill and Company. Ann-Maryse has been assumed as a partner within James & George Collie with effect from 1st November 2009.

      In joining us she brings with her not only the clients and the business contacts she won and developed in Churchill and Company but also her expertise in conveyancing, private client and general chamber work. Anne-Maryse says "One of my primary motivations in joining James & George Collie is to offer a wider range of legal services to my existing clients".

      Anne-Maryse will continue her long association with Aberdeen University as an Honorary Lecturer in Conveyancing and Professional Ethics.

      Her talents extend beyond the law and teaching - she originally trained in classical ballet and attributes her hard work and discipline to the years that she spent as a dancer.

      Phone

      01224 581581

      Email

    • Brian Sutton - Private Client Partner

      Biography

      Brian Sutton joined the firm as an associate in September 2008, specialising in residential sale and purchase, remortgages, commercial property transactions, wills and executries.

      A former partner with two other city firms, Brian, an Aberdonian, graduated from Aberdeen University with an honours degree in law before obtaining a diploma in legal practice.

      Phone

      01224 581581

      Email

    • Elizabeth J W Mackinnon - Private Client Consultant

      Biography

      LIZ MACKINNON has been with the firm for 11 years. She graduated from Aberdeen University in modern languages prior to taking her law degree, and has been practising law since 1972. Liz joined the firm after the amalgamation of Lefevre & Co with James & George Collie in 1989. She specialises in domestic conveyancing, and her personal efficiency ensures that every client is given the very best service.

      Liz is currently the President of the Society of Advocates in Aberdeen.

      Phone

      01224 581581

      Email

    • Anthony J Dawson - Senior Partner

      Biography

      Tony Dawson, our Senior Partner, deals with a wide range of legal matters encompassing Private Client, Commercial Property, Licensing and Employment as well as overseas property transactions. Educated at Robert Gordon's College and Aberdeen university, Tony, a former holder of the Scottish and British Universtiy Badminton Titles, was capped for Scotland at all levels at that sport and represented Scotland at the Commonwealth Games in Edmonton in 1978. He also won many North East tennis titles during his tennis career and represented Scotland at that sport in France. A keen athlete, he completed 26 marathons which goes a long way to explain his two metal hips and aged knees! He is well known in North East Business and sporting circles having held various public appointments over the years, including founder Chairman of Aberdeen Sports Council, Chairman of Aberdeen Petroleum Sports and Country Club, Chairman of the Russell Anderson Testimonial Committee, Chairman of the Chris Anderson Advisory Trust, Director of the UCAN Urology Cancer Charity, Chairman of Friends of Duthie Park, a Director of Sport Aberdeen as well as a former advisor to Sports Scotland on several different sports.

      In 2007, his sporting achievements were recognised by his selection into the Aberdeen Sporting Hall of Fame. He also features in the book of Aberdeen's Greatest Sportsmen titled "Granite Legends Aberdeen Sporting Heroes". In 2008, he was accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Liquor Licensing Law. He is past President of the Society of Advocates in Aberdeen and a current Burgess of Guild for the City of Aberdeen.

      Phone

      01224 581581

      Email

    • Mark Allan - Associate

      Biography

      Mark Allan joined the firm in September 2014, and works primarily in the field of Residential Conveyancing. Mark graduated from the University of Aberdeen, with an honours law degree, before obtaining a diploma in legal practice and has been based primarily in Aberdeen since qualifying in 2008.

      Mark has considerable experience of all aspects of conveyancing, focussing primarily on advising Clients on a variety of matters relating to the purchase, sale or re-mortgage of their residential property.

      Phone

      01224 581581

      Fax

      01224 580119

      Email

    • Lorna Gray - Paralegal

      Biography

      LORNA GRAY joined the firm after a merge with another local Firm in 1977.She provides a valuable service as a paralegal in our Private Client Department.

      Phone

      01224 581581

      Email

    • Philip G Dawson - Wills, Trusts & Executry Partner

      Biography

      PHILIP DAWSON, a graduate from Edinburgh University in 1975, is a private client partner in charge of our Trust and Equity Division. Philip, a former Scottish hockey champion with Gordonians, is a keen sportsman who participates in hill-walking, cycling and ski-ing, often abroad. For several years he was a tutor to Law Diploma students at Aberdeen University covering wills, Executries and Private Client matters.

      Phone

      01224 581581

      Email

    • Liz Craig - Legal Secretary

      Biography

      LIZ CRAIG, secretary to John Sinclair for many years, joined the firm along with Cooper & Hay in 2005.

      Phone

      01224 581581

      Email

    • Sherri Thomas - Property Valuer/Adviser

      Biography

      Sherri, who has enthusiasm and interest in properties, joined the firm in 2013 as a Property Valuer/Adviser. She has 2 years previous experience within property sales in Banff and the surrounding area.

       

      Phone

      01224 572777

      Fax

      01224 580119

      Email

    • Dale Mitchell - Legal Secretary

      Biography

      DALE MITCHELL joined the Firm in 2001 bringing with her many years of legal experience.

      Phone

      01224 581581

      Email

    • Alex Donaldson - Legal Secretary

      Biography

      Alex, a legal secretary, is an experienced member of the Conveyancing Department who joined the firm in 2006.

      Phone

      01224 581581

      Email

    • Emma Burnett - Legal Secretary

      Biography

      Emma Burnett joined the firm in June 2012 as a Legal Secretary and works in our Residential Conveyancing Department.

      Phone

      01224 581581

      Fax

      01224 580119

      Email

    • Louise Dryden - Legal Secretary - Stonehaven

      Biography

      Louise is a legal secretary working in our Stonehaven Office for the Residential Conveyancing Solicitor. Away from work Louise enjoys travel, photography and swimming and has a keen interest in Marine Life Conservation

      Phone

      01224 581581

      Email

    • Jennifer Davidson - Trainee

      Biography

      Jen locally born, studied in Glasgow and having worked in London came to join us in February 2015.

      Phone

      01224 572777

      Fax

      01224 580119

      Email

    • Moira Grimshaw - Property Manager (Stonehaven)

      Biography

      Moira joined the firm in 2008. She is employed as Property Manager based at our Stonehaven office, Kinnear & Falconer, a trading name of James & George Collie.

      Phone

      01569 763555

      Email

    • Sylwia Zavacka - Property Administrator

      Biography

      Sylwia a native of Poland, studied locally and joined us in January 2014 as a Property Administrator.

      She attends the gym regularly, playing squash, yoga and swimming.

      Phone

      01224 572777

      Fax

      01224 580119

      Email

  • Wills, Trusts and Executry
    • Philip G Dawson - Wills, Trusts & Executry Partner

      Biography

      PHILIP DAWSON, a graduate from Edinburgh University in 1975, is a private client partner in charge of our Trust and Equity Division. Philip, a former Scottish hockey champion with Gordonians, is a keen sportsman who participates in hill-walking, cycling and ski-ing, often abroad. For several years he was a tutor to Law Diploma students at Aberdeen University covering wills, Executries and Private Client matters.

      Phone

      01224 581581

      Email

    • Anthony J Dawson - Senior Partner

      Biography

      Tony Dawson, our Senior Partner, deals with a wide range of legal matters encompassing Private Client, Commercial Property, Licensing and Employment as well as overseas property transactions. Educated at Robert Gordon's College and Aberdeen university, Tony, a former holder of the Scottish and British Universtiy Badminton Titles, was capped for Scotland at all levels at that sport and represented Scotland at the Commonwealth Games in Edmonton in 1978. He also won many North East tennis titles during his tennis career and represented Scotland at that sport in France. A keen athlete, he completed 26 marathons which goes a long way to explain his two metal hips and aged knees! He is well known in North East Business and sporting circles having held various public appointments over the years, including founder Chairman of Aberdeen Sports Council, Chairman of Aberdeen Petroleum Sports and Country Club, Chairman of the Russell Anderson Testimonial Committee, Chairman of the Chris Anderson Advisory Trust, Director of the UCAN Urology Cancer Charity, Chairman of Friends of Duthie Park, a Director of Sport Aberdeen as well as a former advisor to Sports Scotland on several different sports.

      In 2007, his sporting achievements were recognised by his selection into the Aberdeen Sporting Hall of Fame. He also features in the book of Aberdeen's Greatest Sportsmen titled "Granite Legends Aberdeen Sporting Heroes". In 2008, he was accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Liquor Licensing Law. He is past President of the Society of Advocates in Aberdeen and a current Burgess of Guild for the City of Aberdeen.

      Phone

      01224 581581

      Email

    • Vivienne Bruce - Associate

      Biography

      Vivienne, an Aberdeen university graduate, is a senior solicitor in our private client department, specialising in making Wills, Powers of Attorney and all aspects of both testate and intestate executry estates. Vivienne joined the firm in 2008 after completing her legal traineeship with Stronachs. In her spare time, Vivienne is a keen runner, regularly representing her running club and competing in races from 3K to half marathons. She also enjoys showing her horse at the local agricultural shows and taking part in all riding club activities.”

       

       

      Phone

      01224 581581

      Email

    • Greg Lawson - Solicitor

      Biography

      Greg has been with the firm since June 2012, where he started life in the Property Shop as a Property Adviser whilst completing his studies.  

      Greg is now a qualified Solicitor and currently working in the Executry Department.  

      Greg in his spare time runs an amateur football team and enjoys a game of golf.

      Phone

      01224 581581

      Fax

      01224 580119

      Email

    • Phyllis Shinnie - Executry Assistant

      Biography

      PHYLLIS SHINNIE has been with the Firm since 1973 working as a paralegal in the Trust and Executry division of our Private Client Department.

      Phone

      01224 581581

      Email

    • Dorothy Singer - Trust Administrator

      Biography

      DOROTHY SINGER, a long serving employee, has been with us since 1978, initially in our Law Accounts Department but now working as a Trust Administrator in our Executry Department. Dorothy holds Society of Law Accountants in Scotland Diploma Qualifications.

      Phone

      01224 581581

      Email

    • Angela Ogilvie - Legal Secretary

      Biography

      ANGELA OGILVIE, a local, who has worked at two other Law Firms before joining James & George Collie in 2005 as a legal secretary in our Trust and Executry Department.

      Phone

      01224 581581

      Email

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