Morgans Bulletin – January 2019

By January 30, 2019March 8th, 2019News & Articles


2018 proved to be a busy and exciting year for Morgans. At the beginning of the year, our Dunfermline offices were transformed following a major refurbishment and we rebranded with a new logo and website. By the end of the year we had been joined by new colleagues from Macbeth Currie and extended our services to Kinross with the refurbishment and rebranding of the former Macbeth Currie office there. We’ve seen growth in all areas of our business and enjoyed some personal successes too including our Managing Partner, Claire Morgan, being elected Dean of the Dunfermline District Society of Solicitors (the third of our current partners to achieve this) then topping it with an appointment to the Board of Directors of the Edinburgh Solicitors Property Centre (ESPC) which she will take up later this year. Our two trainee solicitors, Amina Suhail and Jennifer Caldwell, qualified as solicitors and Kirsten Philp gained her Conveyancing Paralegal qualification. Linda Kettles and Sarah Ferguson obtained the Level 6 Award in Residential Letting & Property Management (Scotland) and Isabel Barclay and Claire Morgan have obtained the Letwell Qualification in Tenancy Management for Residential Property in Scotland through the Chartered Institute of Housing and Landlord Accreditation Scotland. Congratulations and thanks to all our colleagues for their personal achievements and contributions to the success of the firm throughout the year.

Over the next few issues we will focus on different services that we offer and introduce you to some of our new colleagues. In this issue we focus on our Dunfermline Family Law and Litigation Department.

Our Family Law and Litigation Department is located in our modern office suite accessed from our Walmer Drive entrance. Joining us from Macbeth Currie as a Consultant Solicitor, John Bain Photo of John Bain(pictured), brings his many years of experience in all aspects of civil, family and criminal litigation. He works alongside Partners, Brian Tait and Russel McPhate. Something of a “Father of the House” at Dunfermline Sheriff Court, John is undoubtedly one of the most experienced and respected solicitors in the area. The majority of his practice is in the field of family law where he is regularly appointed by the court as a Child Welfare Reporter and curator ad litem in difficult cases of adoption, permanence and child welfare issues. John provides advice on all matters of civil litigation including guardianship. Throughout his career John has maintained an interest in criminal law. An able criminal defence solicitor John is on the Duty Solicitor roll at Dunfermline Sheriff Court. John will be a familiar face to Macbeth Currie clients where he worked for 37 years. We consider ourselves extremely fortunate to have attracted a solicitor of John’s experience and calibre. John can be contacted on 01383 629822.

The Department offers a wide range of services and can provide advice on matters including:

  • Separation and Divorce
  • Child Contact, Residence, Adoption and Permanence
  • Criminal and Road Traffic Defence
  • Guardianships
  • Settlement Agreements and Employment Law
  • Contract and civil claims
  • Personal Injury Claims

Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of assistance to you. To contact our Dunfermline office, call 01383 620222 or email and to contact our Kinross office, call 01577 863424 or email