Wills and Executry

At Munro & Noble, we have experienced Solicitors who are able to provide advice in relation to a complete range of Private Client matters. Whether you wish to draft a will, investigate the setting up of a power of attorney, or set up a trust, we can provide the necessary advice and prepare the documents required, catering to your individual requirements.

Our legal team regularly administer and wind up the estates of individuals that have passed away. It is our aim to be caring and empathetic in our dealings with our clients. 

Alpin Stewart : Managing Partner & Head of Wills, Trusts & Executries

Alpin Stewart

Managing Partner & Head of Wills, Trusts & Executries

Alpin graduated with a Law and Celtic LLB (Hons) degree in 1998 from Edinburgh University before training in Portree and practising in Kyle of Lochalsh and Dingwall. In 2010 he established the George Street Law firm with Jill Miller and has considerable experience in both residential and commercial conveyancing.
Laura McCarthy : Partner

Laura McCarthy


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


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.
Ian Donaldson : Consultant

Ian Donaldson


Ian deals with conveyancing as well as Wills and executries. Ian joined Munro & Noble in 2020 to work mainly from our Aviemore office, to help serve the legal needs of the Badenoch & Strathspey area.
Neil Speight : Consultant

Neil Speight


Neil brings over 30 years’ worth of experience to his role as Consultant in our Wills and Executries department where he deals with the preparation of Wills, Powers of Attorney, “Future planning” and Executry administration. After graduating from the University of Edinburgh in 1990, Neil trained with the firm of MacArthur Stewart with whom he worked until the late ‘90s when he joined the firm of MacNeill & Critchley, becoming a partner there, carrying out a broad range of conveyancing work as well as dealing with Wills, Powers of Attorney and Executries. Following the merger of his firm with Macleod and MacCallum, Neil spent three years as Head of the Private Client department there before joining Munro & Noble in November 2020. Outside work Neil spends most of his time cycling and/or running up and down hills and is a more or less active member of Highland Hillrunners.
Alison Foggo : Senior Associate

Alison Foggo

Senior Associate

Alison graduated with M.A. (Hons) and LLB from the University of Glasgow and completed her Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Edinburgh.  She has been a solicitor in private practice in the Highland area since 1992. 
Kathryn Wright : Solicitor

Kathryn Wright


Kathryn joined Munro & Noble in June 2021 as a Private Client Solicitor.  She is based at our Inverness office. Kathryn deals with Wills, Trusts, Executries, Powers of Attorney and Executry Conveyancing. Kathryn was born and raised near Inverness and studied law at the University of Aberdeen where she obtained an LLB (Hons) degree in 2017, before completing the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice in 2018. She undertook her traineeship with a firm in Inverness and qualified as a solicitor in May 2021, before joining Munro & Noble. Outside of work, Kathryn enjoys a range of outdoor activities, skiing, swimming and travelling.
Michael Cockburn : Solicitor

Michael Cockburn


Michael is originally from Inverness and graduated with an LLB (Hons.) degree in Law from the University of Dundee in 2018, completing the Diploma in Legal Practice there the following year. He commenced his traineeship with Munro & Noble in March 2020, and now works within our Executry department dealing with matters such as Wills, Trusts, Executries and Power of Attorneys.
Suzanne Bebbington : Accredited Paralegal

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).
Morag Campbell : Personal Assistant Executry Department

Morag Campbell

Personal Assistant Executry Department

Morag joined the firm in 1990, following specific training by Munro & Noble. She has considerable experience of the administration of both trusts and executries.
Laura Littlejohn : Trainee Paralegal

Laura Littlejohn

Trainee Paralegal

Laura joined us in April 2022 as a legal secretary having previously worked as a letting agent.  She is currently undertaking a Paralegal Course in Wills, Executries & Trusts and is based at our Dingwall office.  Outside of work, Laura enjoys spending time with my family and friends and walking the dog.