Inverness 01463 221727 | Dingwall 01349 866777 | Aviemore 01479 788688

Inverness 01463 221727

Dingwall 01349 866777

Aviemore 01479 788688

Legal Team

Kay Bevans Brown | Associate

Kay was born and educated in South Wales.  She graduated from the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth with an Honours degree in Law before completing her Professional Practice Qualification at The College of Law Chester.  She was a partner at a large provincial Law firm in the South of England prior to moving to Scotland. After a career break she completed the Scottish Law conversion course through Strathclyde University and joined Munro and Noble’s Property Department in September 2015. 
Kay is a fluent Welsh speaker.

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Laura McCarthy | Associate

Laura was born and raised in Sheffield, South Yorkshire.  She 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.

Due to her husband’s role as a serving member of HM Forces Laura has practised as a Solicitor far afield working in Kent, her native Yorkshire and more recently in Warminster, Wiltshire.  She is a confident Advocate who has gained substantial experience from representing clients at a range of hearings within the English Court system from preliminary hearing through to trial.

Laura obtained dual qualification status in December 2014 having successfully completed the Scottish Law conversion course through Strathclyde University allowing her to practice in Scotland as well as in England and Wales.   

Laura joined Munro and Noble in April 2017 and is working within the firm’s Court Department.

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James Noone | Solicitor

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.  Whilst at university he worked for Buchanan Campbell Solicitors, a Glasgow firm which specialised in personal injury.

In 2011 he undertook his traineeship at Renfrewshire Law Centre, which supported some of the most impoverished areas in Scotland.  Whilst there James defended clients from debt recovery and eviction proceedings.

On completing his traineeship in 2013 James accepted a position within the Highland Council’s Litigation and Advice department.  During his 5 years at Highland Council James was involved in a broad spectrum of Summary Cause, Ordinary Cause, Simple Procedure and Summary Applications, including: permanence orders, adoptions, guardianships, Trading Standard’s actions, sequestration, ASBO’s, rights of access and land ownership disputes, contract law, delictual claims and debt recovery being one of only a handful of solicitors, within Scotland, to successfully arrest a vessel on the dependence before securing payment.

James joined Munro and Noble at the beginning of 2019 having been attracted to the Firm’s ethos and commitment to outstanding client satisfactions. 

Outside of work James enjoys squash, hillwalking, mountain biking and motor biking.

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Amy Fordyce | Trainee Solicitor

Amy was born and raised in Aberdeen, graduating from Robert Gordon University with a LLB Honours Degree in 2016 and the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice in 2017.

Having family connections in the Highlands, Amy welcomed the opportunity to join Munro & Noble as a trainee in the summer of 2017 and enjoyed spending time in various departments within the firm prior to commencing her traineeship.

Currently based in our Property Shop, Amy is working under the supervision of Bruce Miller benefiting from his expertise in residential conveyancing

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Jenna Gallacher | Trainee Solicitor

Jenna was born in Aberdeen and raised in Moray. Studying at the University of Aberdeen, she graduated with a LLB Honours Degree in 2016 and then went on to graduate from the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice in 2017. Jenna started with Munro & Noble in the summer of 2017 doing work experience, and was consequently delighted to accept the role of legal trainee starting in October 2017. 

Initially her traineeship will involve property conveyancing, following this Jenna would be keen to undertake a training seat within both the Executry and Family Law departments. Away for her legal work, Jenna’s hobbies include sport, particularly tennis where she has coached individuals of all ages and abilities.  She is also very interested in travel and is passionate about animals and conservation.

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Catriona Dalziel | Senior Accredited Paralegal

Catriona joined the firm in 1999 as Typist/Secretary after having previously worked in England.

In 2002 she was given the opportunity to study for Paralegal training,  successfully gaining her certificate of Performance in Domestic Conveyancing in 2003. today she is a senior member of our Paralegal team.

Catriona currently works as a fee earner assisting our Senior Partner Bruce Miller dealing with sale and purchase transactions and also remortgages.

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Hazel MacGillivray | Senior Accredited Paralegal

Hazel joined Munro & Noble in July 2012 principally to assist Mary Nimmo in the Court Department. Hazel has a wide range of specialist knowledge in the legal profession and gained her Specialist Paralegal Qualification (Level 10 (Honours Degree) of the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework) in the practice area of Property Law from the University of Strathclyde in 2007. Hazel has been a member of the Law Society of Scotland’s Registered Paralegal Scheme since its inception in 2010 and is entitled to use the designation M.S.S.P as a graduate recognising her specialist legal knowledge and practical skills.

Hazel continues to work with Mary Nimmo in the Court Department with divorces both under the Simplified and Ordinary Sheriff Court Procedures and is also a fee-earning member of the conveyancing team working with conveyancing partner, Deirdre Hart, in all aspects of property transactions including sales and purchases, remortgages, matrimonial conveyancing and equity release.

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Janice Weir | Accredited Paralegal

Janice has worked in Dingwall for over 25 years as a legal secretary.  In 2009 she studied residential conveyancing through Strathclyde University and qualified in 2010 as a paralegal. She is a  Fellow of the IoP (Fellow of the Institute of Paralegals)   She is also Jill Miller’s pa. 

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Siobhan Taylor | Accredited Family Law Paralegal

Siobhan joined the firm in 2012 as a secretary working with the Firm's Court Department. Prior to joining she had been previously studying Business & Management at the University of the Highlands and Islands.
In 2015 she was given the opportunity to study as a specialist Family Law Paralegal at Strathclyde University. She successfully completed her qualification in 2016 and was awarded a Certificate of Performance in Specialist Paralegal Studies
Siobhan currently works as a fee earner assisting Mary Nimmo dealing with Family Law matters.
Siobhan's email contact is: 

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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.

Jacqueline has been assisting Mary Nimmo within the Court Department for over 2 years now and has recently qualified as a Specialist Debt Recovery Paralegal.  She has a wide range of expertise in assisting a wide variety of clients from large scale corporations to sole traders and individuals in recovering or managing debt. Jacqueline is normally the first point of contact in the majority of all Debt Recovery cases and enquiries.   Jacqueline has been highly involved in notable successes the Firm has had in recovering significant outstanding corporate debts. 

Jacqueline has been fundamental in the preparation of numerous Debt Recovery Court Actions and frequently liaises with several debtors of the Firm itself and client’s debtors.  Jacqueline has successfully negotiated settlement terms in order to avoid litigation when required. Jacqueline currently works as a fee earner assisting Court Partner Mary Nimmo.

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Morag Campbell

Morag joined the firm in 1990 and, following specific training by Munro & Noble, provides paralegal support to David Hewitson.

She has considerable experience of the administration of both trusts and executries.

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