Innes Johnston - Our People

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We have a team of solicitors within the firm supported by a number of accredited paralegals and other support staff who are all on hand to provide you with an excellent standard of service.

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Ann Oliver

Partner
Born and bred in Kirkcaldy and university educated in Aberdeen after completing a traineeship in Dunfermline and working for some time in Leven, Ann joined Innes Johnston at Partner level in 2006. Ann is the firm’s Senior Partner and is based in our brand new Kirkcaldy office.

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Mark Alder

Partner
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.

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Jemma Forbes

Partner
Jemma joined Innes Johnston in 2010 after completing her traineeship in Edinburgh. Jemma was quickly promoted to Partner in our Glenrothes Office which she manages along with her own caseload. Jemma has experience in dealing with a wide range of private client and court matters.

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Jacqueline Mitchell

Partner
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.

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Stewart MacGregor

Partner
Stewart joined Innes Johnston in 2018 as a Senior Associate and was quickly promoted to Partner, based in our Kirkcaldy Office. With over a decade of experience in residential and commercial conveyancing Stewart is equipped to deal with all aspects of buying or selling your home or business.

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Claire Forbes

Partner
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.

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Felicity Bruce

Solicitor
Felicity joined the firm in 2019 as a trainee following her completion of her law degree at University of Dundee and Diploma in Professional Legal Practice at the University of Edinburgh. Felicity deals primarily in residential conveyancing, private client and is a Notary Public.

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Sharron Sutherland

Solicitor
Sharron joined Innes Johnston in 1991, originally working in our Leven office and is now based in the firm’s Glenrothes office. Having undertaken Specialist Paralegal qualifications in both Family Law and Residential Conveyancing, Sharron went on to complete her law degree part-time and subsequently her Diploma in Professional Legal Practice in 2020, passing both with distinction.

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Kirsten Paterson

Solicitor
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.

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Shannon Wright-Davies

Trainee Solicitor
Born and bred in Kirkcaldy, Shannon joined Innes Johnston in 2020 as a trainee following the completion of her law degree at University of Dundee and Diploma in Professional Legal Practice at the University of Aberdeen.

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Debbie Fisher

Trainee Solicitor
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.

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Jennifer Free

Trainee Solicitor
Jennifer joined Innes Johnston in 2021 as a trainee, after completing her degree in Scots and English law at the University of Dundee in 2020. She is based in our Glenrothes office working primarily in residential conveyancing and private client.

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Audrey McAndrew

Paralegal
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.

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Yvonne McLennan

Paralegal
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.

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Susan Wardle

Paralegal
Susan joined Innes Johnston in 2004. Susan initially worked in our Kirkcaldy office as a Legal Secretary. Following completion of a Specialist Paralegal qualification in Residential Conveyancing in 2007 Susan re-located to our Glenrothes office and is now an Accredited Paralegal.

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Shirley McGibbon

Paralegal
Shirley joined Innes Johnston in 1992 and has worked in the firm’s Glenrothes office since then. She undertook a Specialist Paralegal qualification in Residential Conveyancing Practice in 1997 and is now an Accredited Paralegal. With 28 years working in our conveyancing department, Shirley brings a wealth of knowledge and experience.

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Louise Laing

Paralegal
Louise joined Innes Johnston in October 2019 as a Paralegal in the Executry Department and is based in our Kirkcaldy office. Louise graduated from the University of Abertay with a LLB (Hons) degree in 2012 before beginning her legal career the following year.

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Lissa McGregor

Letting Agent & Property Sales Consultant
Lissa deals with Leasing and property sales throughout Fife and is based in our Glenrothes Office. Lissa joined Innes Johnston in March 2015 after spending 17 years as Senior Property Manager with an independent company in Fife & Edinburgh.

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Heather Mellon

Legal Assistant
Heather joined Innes Johnston in Kirkcaldy as a cashroom assistant in September 2006 after spending some time at another local firm.

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