Mark Alder is the Court Partner working from the Leven office. He joined the firm in May 2014 having previously worked for a number of years as a Court Solicitor with a firm in Perth. Mark is an experienced Court Solicitor and has worked in a number of different jurisdictions.
Mark Alder - Partner
He studied at Dundee University and after obtaining his law degree and diploma in legal practice, undertook a traineeship with a firm in Dumfries before becoming a qualified solicitor and undertaking a wide variety of Court work. Mark largely undertakes family law work to include Divorce, financial advice on separation, disputes relating to contact and residence of children and adoptions but also has significant experience in other areas of Court work to include debt recovery, commercial and property disputes. Mark is a member of the Family Law Association.
Claire joined Innes Johnston as a Paralegal in 2006 and whilst working with the firm she went on to complete her law degree. Claire then completed her traineeship with the firm in 2016 and is now a Partner, based in our Leven Office. Claire excelled in her traineeship on account of her previous experience in the legal sector.
Claire Forbes - Partner
Claire primarily deals with executry administration, assisting families and executors in winding up an estate after death. She has experience in dealing with the estate administration of a range of cases from small estates to more complex matters involving Inheritance Tax issues.
Claire also provides advice to individuals and families regarding Wills and Powers of Attorney, and Inheritance Tax planning matters.
Claire also has 10 years of experience in residential conveyancing and so she is able to provide continuity and an all-round service to her clients. She is approachable and friendly which has allowed her to build long-term relationships with clients.
Jacqueline has over twenty years’ experience as a Solicitor. She studied at the University of Dundee and trained and worked in Edinburgh before coming to work in Fife. Jacqueline became a Partner of the firm in 2016 and is currently based in our Leven office. .
Jacqueline Mitchell - Partner
Jacqueline has worked with a number of local firms and was previously employed by Innes Johnston, working in both our Leven and Kirkcaldy offices. She returned to the firm in 2015, becoming a partner in 2016.
Jacqueline is approachable and has a loyal set of clients, many of whom have followed her from her previous firms to Innes Johnston. Jacqueline prides herself on her organisational skills which assist her in offering an excellent service to clients.
Kirsten joined Innes Johnston in June 2021 towards the end of her traineeship, having completed the majority of her training with an Edinburgh firm. Prior to this she studied Law at the University of Dundee and the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice at the University of Edinburgh.
Kirsten is based in our Leven office and primarily deals with residential conveyancing, and the drafting of Wills and Powers of Attorney.
Debbie joined Innes Johnston in the Summer of 2018 working as an administrative assistant in our Leven office whilst studying for her law degree. Debbie then began a new role as a Trainee Solicitor in June 2021 after completing both her law degree and Diploma in Professional Legal Practice at the University of Dundee.
Debbie Fisher - Trainee Solicitor
Debbie is currently working with Claire Forbes in the Executry Department and dealing with other Private Client matters such as Wills and Powers of Attorney. She also assists our Conveyancing department with property purchases, sales, re-mortgages and transfers of title.
Audrey joined Innes Johnston in 2006 and is an Accredited Conveyancing Paralegal in our Leven office. Audrey has 35 years’ experience in the legal sector and worked in Edinburgh before moving to Fife in 2004. . .
Audrey McAndrew - Paralegal
Audrey deals with residential conveyancing and deals with matters including sales, purchases and re-mortgages. Audrey is well organised and reliable
Audrey is approachable and friendly and understands the process of buying and selling property can be stressful. She has built up a good relationship with clients, many returning to her on a repeat basis.
Yvonne joined Innes Johnston following the merger with McKinnon & Co., Solicitors, Glenrothes in November, 2016. Yvonne is a Paralegal based in our Leven office and has over 25 years’ experience dealing with residential conveyancing. .
Yvonne has a wealth of experience in helping clients through the process of buying and selling their home and clients know they are in safe hands. Yvonne handles her own caseload and as well as purchases and sales she carries out re-mortgages, Discharges of Standard Securities and transfers of title transactions.
Yvonne is organised and professional but approachable, she has a number of longstanding clients who are loyal to her on account of this.