Inverness 01463 221727 | Dingwall 01349 866777 | Aviemore 01479 788688

Inverness 01463 221727

Dingwall 01349 866777

Aviemore 01479 788688

The Munro and Noble Team

Bruce Miller | Senior Partner

Born in Wick, Caithness in 1954. Educated at Wick High School and Edinburgh University where he graduated LLB in 1975. Bruce worked in private practice in Ross-shire before joining Munro & Noble as a general practitioner in 1982.

He became a partner in 1983 and is now resident partner in the firm's Property Shop specialising in Conveyancing, Estate Agency, Mortgages and Financial Services. He also has considerable experience of crofting law and croft related matters.

Bruce is a Notary Public.

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David Hewitson | Managing Partner

Born in Edinburgh, David completed his education in Glasgow and graduated LLB (Hons) from Glasgow University in 1979. He has a broad range of experience in many aspects of law and has been with Munro & Noble since 1981.

Concentrating on Wills, Trust and Executry administration as well as drafting of Partnerships and other complex conveyancing documentation he is also one of the two partners who manage the firm's cash and accounting procedures and systems, supervising the cashroom on a daily basis.

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Mary Nimmo | Partner

Mary was born in Helmsdale, Sutherland and educated at Golspie High School. Mary moved to Aberdeen in 1990 before moving back to Inverness and joining Munro & Noble as a trainee.

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.

Mary has been appointed as a Court Reporter and an advanced Collaborative Lawyer. She is Chairperson of the Board of Fundraising for THE ARCHIE Foundation in the Highlands and is a member of the Family Law Association of Scotland and CALM.

Mary is a legal advisor to Timespan Heritage and Art Centre and is a Patron of the Helmsdale Highland Games.

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Alpin Stewart | Partner

Born and raised in Inverness, Alpin studied at Edinburgh University where he graduated LLB (Hons) (Law and Celtic) in 1988.   He trained in Portree and over the intervening years has practiced there, in Kyle of Lochalsh and in Dingwall.   In 2010, he and Jill Miller established the firm of George Street Law.

Alpin has considerable experience in both residential and commercial conveyancing and has a particular interest in Crofting Law.

Outside of work, Alpin sings with Dingwall Gaelic Choir, keeps bees and enjoys hill walking and cycle touring with his dog, Mollie.

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Deirdre Hart | Partner

Born and raised in the north west of Ireland, Deirdre graduated from Glasgow University with an honours Law Degree in 1993, having specialised in comparative law, and then proceeded to complete her Diploma in Legal Practice, again at Glasgow.

Deirdre was delighted to secure a traineeship placement with Munro & Noble in 1994. Following her traineeship she remained with Munro & Noble as an Assistant and was appointed an Associate of the firm in April 1998 and a Partner in April 2003. She specialises in residential conveyancing and is head of our expanding residential Lettings Department. Outside of work, Deirdre enjoys a busy family life in Glen Urquhart. 

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Jill Miller | Partner

Born and raised in Aberdeenshire, Jill graduated LLB from Aberdeen University in 1979.

Jill trained  and has worked in Dingwall  with various Firms ,latterly in partnership with Alpin Stewart in George Street Law.

She has considerable experience in residential Conveyancing, Wills, Executries and Powers of Attorney.

Jill still has strong connections with the North East and is passionate about her favourite football team and keeping the Doric  dialect alive.

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Peter McLuckie | Partner

Peter graduated from Aberdeen University with a Law Degree in 1991 and completed his traineeship in Inverness. On qualification, he joined the in-house Legal and Company Secretarial team of General Accident plc, eventually moving to the London HQ following the merger of General Accident and Commercial Union. Peter returned to Scotland in 2000, and joined the legal team of Scottish Widows plc eventually becoming Head of Legal for the Life and Pensions business.

Peter and his wife decided to return to the Highlands in 2007 when Peter joined Baxters Food Group as Company Secretary and Legal Counsel. He played a key role in supporting the growth of Baxters through acquisition in the UK and Overseas and was appointed to the Board of the Company with responsibility for legal and regulatory compliance.

Peter joined Munro and Noble in December 2016 and deals with all aspects of Corporate and Commercial work including Company formation and management, Shareholders Agreements, Commercial Contract (including Distribution and Supply contracts), Commercial Property, Joint Ventures, Acquisitions and Disposals. He has a keen interest in manufacturing businesses, particularly in the Food and Drink sector.  

Pursuing his interest in Regulatory matters, Peter was appointed  as an independent Legal Assessor for the UK Nursing and Midwifery Council in November 2016. He has a diploma in Governance, Risk and Compliance from the International Compliance Association.

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Alida Bryce | Partner

Born in Aberdeen, Alida graduated from Aberdeen University in 1985 with a degree in Law and in 1986 with a Diploma in Legal Practice. She then went on to complete her legal trainee-ship with a firm of solicitors in Aberdeen. 

Following a career break to have three children, she returned to work as a lawyer, becoming a Partner with an Aberdeen law firm i n 2013.

Alida joined Munro & Noble with some 25 years of experience in all aspects of Property related matters including sale and purchases as well as re-mortgages and other conveyancing matters. 

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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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Chris Allan | Solicitor

Chris completed his first Degree in Anatomical Science at the University of Dundee before returning to his hometown to study Law at the University of Glasgow. He trained at Mitchells Roberton, the oldest law firm in Glasgow, before commencing a career in civil litigation with other local law firms, most recently specialising in personal injury.

Chris joined Munro & Noble in summer 2019 where he now deals with Private Client matters, including Wills, Power of Attorney, Trusts and Executries.

Being a keen Munro bagger, he is looking forward to exploring the many mountains the Highlands have to offer.

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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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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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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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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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Hamish Malcolm | Financial Services

Hamish joined Bank of Scotland in Inverness directly from school in 1986. He completed his banking exams whilst on his first posting to Gairloch. Following this, he went on to spend most of the 90s working for the bank in the Central Belt in a variety of Branch, Credit and Business Development roles. He returned home to Inverness in 1999 and went to hold senior positions with both Bank of Scotland and RBS before leaving banking in 2013.

From there, Hamish joined City Financial Aberdeen Ltd as Business Development Consultant during a period of their  expansion, where he  continued to build up his substantial network across the North of Scotland, whilst also arranging commercial lending and residential mortgages for clients.

He was a founder member of BNI in Inverness in 2015, and was voted as the first  Member of the Year later that year.

His role at Munro & Noble Financial Services Limited will see him use his extensive contacts in the lending world - both in mainstream banking as well as many of the niche and alternative sources of finance, both for residential clients and business owners. He will also offer a free review of life and related insurance cover for any clients with lending.

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Gordon McIntosh | Practice Manager

Ex-Royal Naval engineering submariner; upon leaving the service Gordon established and ran his own successful business prior to realising his investment. Since selling, he has worked with various Highland companies, both on an employed and sub-contractual basis. Gordon’s expertise and qualifications are in General Business Management; he is a Chartered Manager and Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.

Gordon joined the Firm in August 2010; his remit to provide strategic leadership, (along with operational management), to drive Munro & Noble forward as a proactive and progressive organisation with client care at its heart. Gordon wrote a post graduate module for the Management School of the University of the Highland & Islands, entitled ‘Innovation and Commercialisation’.

In January 2016, Gordon was also appointed as a director of Inverness BID, (Business Improvement District). He is also a director of Calman Enterprise, the trading arm of the Calman Trust.

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Catherine Jamieson | Marketing Executive

Catherine was born and raised in Fort William. She graduated from the University of the Highlands and Islands with a degree in Business and Management in 2014. Upon graduating, she worked in the tourism industry, as Marketing Executive for a busy visitor attraction and ski area.

Catherine joined Munro & Noble in September 2018, as Marketing Executive, following a move to Inverness. Her role involves organising and promoting external events, coordinating the firm’s website and social media and she is the liaison officer with local charities and good causes.

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Peter Curtis | Property Shop Manager

Joining Munro & Noble in 1998 as a sales negotiator, Peter was promoted to Manager of the department in 2004. Coming from a property sales and customer service background, he and his team have helped to establish one of the largest estate agency portfolios in the Highlands.

Peter has over 21 years’ experience within the property sector and has a BSc (Hons) degree in Estate Management from Reading University. 

Peter’s aim is to sell as many properties as possible, for the best price and in the shortest time possible. Peter says “our success has been achieved by investing in and adapting to new technology, using main-stream property portals and working more flexible hours”.

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Thomas Jones | Property Manager Dingwall

Thomas is an experienced sales negotiator having joined the firm in 2006 after graduating from Napier University and undertaking sales roles in both Edinburgh and Glasgow. Thomas is heavily involved in all aspects of property sales and has a wealth of expert knowledge of the local market, having been born and raised in Inverness.

Thomas understands that buying and selling a property can often be the biggest investment or sale of your life. Thomas is there to help you make those important decisions and guide you through the process to get the best result. 

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Elizabeth McCabe | Property Agent

Elizabeth is our newest member of the team having joined Munro & Noble in July 2017 as one our Property Agents. Having considerable experience in the Retail Sales market, Elizabeth has since become a valuable member of the team. Whether its dealing with your enquiries or undertaking accompanied viewings at weekends, Elizabeth’s aim is to make the process of buying and selling homes as stress-free as possible for all parties.

Elizabeth is a dynamic sales person and is popular with clients and staff alike. She is also driven to support our clients through the sales process. 

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Fiona Williamson

Fiona is our Property Marketing Executive who joined the team in February 2015 with 15 years administration and PA experience in the Financial Services sector. Fiona has brought her professional experience from a highly regulated sector, along with a genuine enthusiasm for residential property sales, into her role. Fiona is responsible for the production of our property brochures and the online marketing of our properties. Her creativity and enthusiasm helps to ensure that your property is marketed in the best possible way in order to achieve a sale. 

Fiona also assists with sales and general estate agency work. She has a keen interest in all types of property and has recently obtained an industry recognised NAEA Propertymark qualification in the Sale of Residential Property.

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Eleanor Fisher | Letting Agent

Eleanor is a member of our property team and is based in the office in Dingwall. She is a Member of both the National Association of Estate Agents and the Association of Residential Letting Agents. She holds a Level 6 Qualification from 'Propertymark' in the Sale of Residential Property (Scotland) and is currently studying for the Level 6 Award in Residential Letting and Property Management (Scotland)

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Dawn House | Lettings Manager

Dawn was born in Hampshire but due to military service connections spent a large part of her life living in Germany and moving often.  She joined the military herself and spent the majority of her 16 years’ service in the North of Scotland.  Having a love of the Highlands, Dawn has finally settled on the Black Isle.  She joined our team in June 2018.  Having previously worked for a local Property Management Company she has a solid background in all aspects of private residential tenancies.  She holds both the Level 6 Technical Award in Residential Letting and Property Management as well as the Level 6 Technical Award in Residential inventory Management and Practice.  With her team, she aims to provide clients with clear straightforward advice and guidance, in combination with excellent customer focused service and a ‘can do’ attitude.

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Denise Thorne

Denise originally from Ullapool, joined the firm in 2014 as a receptionist, moving to our lettings team in 2017. Prior to joining Munro & Noble, Denise worked and lived in Dublin for 12 years. She has many years’ experience in administration & customer service, working for a freight company.

Denise enjoys spending time with her family & friends.

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Alana Bryce | Lettings Agent

Alana is originally from Glasgow and has joined the firm to cover Rachel’s maternity cover. Before moving to Inverness Alana lived in Chester for 3 years where her background was working for a letting agency and prior to this has worked in car dealerships. She has many years of customer service experience.

Alana enjoys spending  time with family & friends.

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Shona Hammell | Cash-room Manager

Shona Hammell joined Munro & Noble as a part-time Cash-room Assistant in October 2000. Since joining the firm, Shona has moved to full-time work and taken on additional responsibilities, first being appointed as Cash-room Supervisor and latterly Cash-room Manager.

Prior to joining Munro & Noble she worked as an accounts manager with a local home improvement company looking after their accounts and payroll.

Shona originates from Stirling. Away from her role in the office, she likes to spend time with her family and enjoys walking her dog.

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Susan Bloczynski

Susan joined the firm in April 2014 after 26 years in the financial services industry.  Susan has a wealth of administrative, managerial and staff management experience and is currently  Typing Pool Supervisor.

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Fiona O’Donnell | Legal Secretary

Fiona is an experienced legal secretary. She joined the firm in October 2014, having previously worked for the Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service based at Dingwall Sheriff Court, (23 years).  She is delighted to be working with Jill Miller and Janice Weir again having first worked with them 30 years ago.

Having completed her education, Fiona joined Middleton Ross & Arnot as Office Junior.  Jill Miller was a solicitor at the time and Janice Weir a legal secretary.  After 18 months she joined the Highland River Purification Board (now SEPA) at Dingwall and after that went to Australia. Returning to the Highlands, Fiona joined the Fiscal Service and remained there until October 2014, when the Dingwall Court closed.

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