Inverness 01463 221727 | Dingwall 01349 866777 | Aviemore 01479 788688

Inverness 01463 221727

Dingwall 01349 866777

Aviemore 01479 788688

The Munro and Noble Team

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.

To contact Mary, please email

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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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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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Laura McCarthy | Partner

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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Kay Bevans Brown | Partner

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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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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Duncan Chisholm | Group Sales and Marketing Manager

Born and bred in Muir of Ord, Duncan joined Munro and Noble in March 2020 from a long career within a variety of local and national media companies. He has a  vast experience in Sales, Marketing and Business developement which  will allow Munro and Noble to look at how we do business smarter, look at opportunities of partnerships and increase the profile of Munro and Noble and its services.

Duncan is also a Community Councillor for his home village while also being on the board of ILM Highland and Glen Wyvis distillery.  He can also be seen supporting his team, Ross County and on occasion trying to keep fit by cycling and running.

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Emma Linn | Senior Associate

Emma is originally from Inverness and graduated in Law from the University of Edinburgh in 1999, completing the Diploma in Legal Practice there the following year. 

She trained in Inverness and Glasgow, and worked in large commercial firms in Glasgow before returning to Inverness in 2010. Since then, Emma has worked in-house at Highlands & Islands Airports Limited and in the commercial department of two local firms. She joined Munro & Noble in 2019 to head up the Corporate and Commercial Department. 

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Chris Allan | Associate

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.

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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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Elaine Gamba | Conveyancing Paralegal

Elaine is originally from Elgin and graduated from the University of Dundee with an LLB (Hons) degree in 2009.  She stayed in Dundee for another 6 years working as a Legal Secretary for a small city center firm.  In 2015 Elaine moved to Inverness and took up a position with Munro & Noble as P.A to our now retired conveyancer partner, Tom Hillis thereafter, moving to a Paralegal position within the firm’s residential conveyancing department.  In 2018 she began the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice at Robert Gordon University which she is completing on a part-time basis whilst also working full-time.   Due to graduate in July 2020 Elaine will then be undertaking her Traineeship within the firm.

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Dinah MacDonald

Dinah joined the firm in October 2019 supporting Emma Linn in the Corporate & Commercial Department. Prior to that, she had 28 years legal experience in conveyancing and family law.

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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.

To contact Hamish please email

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Aneta Hologa | Financial Services

Born and raised in south of Poland, Aneta completed her education in Silesia region of Poland and graduated from Poznan School of Banking with a masters international finance and banking degree in 2008.

Aneta has a number of years experience in financial services and is now CII Cert qualified mortgage and protection adviser. Aneta's aim is to make the mortgage process straightforward and jargon free giving her clients time finding their dream home.

She specialises in residential mortgages and life protection. 

To contact Aneta, email

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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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Eleanor Fisher | Lettings Manager

Eleanor is a member of our lettings team and is based in Inverness. Previously based in our Dingwall office, she has many years of experience in both property sales and lettings. She is a Member of the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) and holds Level 6 Qualifications from 'Propertymark' in both Residential Letting and Property Management (Scotland) and the Sale of Residential Property (Scotland).  She is keen to encourage the provision of good quality rented accommodation and is always on hand to assist both landlords and tenants towards a successful tenancy beneficial to both.

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Denise Thorne | Lettings Agent

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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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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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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James Noone | Associate

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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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) . 

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Kathleen Sutherland ׀ Solicitor

Kathleen was born in Inverness and raised in Alness, She graduated from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen with a BA Law and Management, LLB (Hons) and Diploma in Professional Legal Practice.

Kathleen undertook a year of her traineeship with a firm in Caithness before returning to the local area to complete her training with Munro & Noble.  She qualified as a solicitor in November 2019 and is currently working from the firm's Dingwall office dealing with Residential Conveyancing, Crofting, Wills and Power of Attorney.

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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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Suzanne Bebbington | Accredited Paralegal

Suzanne joined Munro & Noble  in January 2015, as a Conveyancing Paralegal and works as a fee earner under the guidance of our Partners.

Suzanne has a number of years experience in Scottish Law and is a qualified paralegal in two disciplines, ‘Conveyancing’ and ’Wills, Trusts and Executries’ and is a Fellow of the IoP (Fellow of the Institute of Paralegals).

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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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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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Nicole Killman | Solicitor

Nicole is originally from Aberdeenshire and graduated from Edinburgh Napier University with an LLB (Hons) Law degree in 2015. She then completed her Diploma in Professional Legal Practice at the University of Glasgow the following year. Nicole has undertaken work placements in firms in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Moray and Inverness. She commenced her solicitor's traineeship in Aberdeen, completing it at Munro and Noble after transferring here in April 2019. Nicole qualified as a solicitor in September 2019, and now works within our conveyancing department dealing with matters such as sales and purchases (including part exchanges and purchases using help to buy schemes), re-mortgages and matrimonial conveyancing.

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Morag Campbell

Morag joined the firm in 1990 and, following specific training by Munro & Noble.

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

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Dawn Jones | MNFS Administrator

Dawn was born and raised in South Wales and joined the Munro and Noble team in 2018. After an extensive 20-year retail career she took a career break to find and raise her family. Dawn returned to work as a joined the team in Financial Services where she prides herself on making the mortgage process as user-friendly as our clients.

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