Family

Our Family Law team offers specialist and compassionate advice to clients in all matters relating to Family and Child Law. We will spend time getting to know you and your family’s circumstances. Our advice will be practical and empathetic. Our experienced team can offer advice and representation on a range of matters such as separation and divorce, which could potentially utilise up to date methods such as collaboration or mediation to aid an amicable agreement between the separating couple.

The department also assists clients prior to entering into a formal partnership through pre-nuptial agreements, or when considering cohabitation, including a civil partnership.

Regrettably, an individual can find themselves in an abusive relationship. Our family law team are empathetic and caring, they can help you through this difficult and traumatic period. Click on the link to protective remedies for further information.

Mary Nimmo : Senior Partner & Head of Dispute Resolution

Mary Nimmo

Senior Partner & Head of Dispute Resolution

Mary heads up our Court Department and advises clients in Litigation matters in both the Sheriff Courts and the Court of Session. In particular she deals with Civil Court matters, personal injury and medical negligence cases along with an extensive range of other issues, including family law. She has been appointed as a Court Reporter and an advanced Collaborative Lawyer.
Laura McCarthy : Partner

Laura McCarthy

Partner

Laura graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with an Honours degree in 2003 and with a Diploma in Higher European Studies from The Haagsehogeschool, The Hague.  Laura completed her Postgraduate Diploma in Law in 2004 at The University of Sheffield before completing her traineeship and qualifying as a Solicitor in January 2008, practising as a Solicitor across the country. She joined Munro and Noble in 2017 and works within the Court Department.
James Noone : Partner

James Noone

Partner

James was born and raised in the central belt.  He graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University with an LLB (hons) in 2010 before undertaking his Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Glasgow the following year. He has experience working within the Highland Council's Litigation and Advice department before joining Munro and Noble at the beginning of 2019.
Matthew Albiston : Solicitor

Matthew Albiston

Solicitor

After growing up in Moray, Matthew completed his LLB and Diploma at Strathclyde University before completing his traineeship with a firm in Glasgow, qualifying as a solicitor in 2020. Matthew joined Munro & Noble’s Court Team in March 2021 and is confident in advising clients on a range of matters from Family and Divorce through to Land and Boundary disputes.
Stephen Grant : Trainee Solicitor

Stephen Grant

Trainee Solicitor

Stephen is originally from Inverness and departed in 2015 to carry out his LLB in law with English Law at the University of Aberdeen.While on Summer breaks from university he worked within the Munro and Noble Estate agency team assisting in the sale and marketing of properties for 4 years.Having now completed his education and returned to Inverness , Stephen has re-joined the firm in the registry department as a registry assistant.
Jacqueline Brown : Accredited Debt Recovery Paralegal

Jacqueline Brown

Accredited Debt Recovery Paralegal

Jacqueline Brown joined the firm in 2015 as a secretary working with the Firm's Court Department. Prior to joining she had been previously studying Accounting at the University of the Highlands and Islands. She has recently qualified as a Specialist Debt Recovery Paralegal and has a wide range of expertise in assisting a variety of clients in recovering or managing debt.
Dinah MacDonald : Family Law Paralegal

Dinah MacDonald

Family Law Paralegal

Dinah has 28 years of legal experience in conveyancing and family law. Dinah joined the Munro and Noble team in 2019.