The Team

We believe our talented team sets us apart from the rest. Your work will be completed by one of our experts below.

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  • Consultants
  • Lettings
  • Partners
  • Practice Manager
  • Property
  • Property Valuer
  • Solicitors & Paralegals

Craig Bennet


Craig graduated from Edinburgh University in 1990 and after completing the Diploma in Legal Practice, trained with Macbeth Currie & Co, Dunfermline before moving to Morgans in 1994. He was assumed as a Partner in 1997. Craig specialises in the preparation of wills, executries, guardianships, general commercial business as well as residential and commercial conveyancing.

Direct Dial: 01383 629814

Claire Morgan


Claire graduated from Strathclyde University in 1996 and after completing the Diploma in Legal Practice, trained with John G Gray & Co, Edinburgh and Thorntons, Dundee. She joined Morgans in 1999 and was assumed as a Partner in 2001.Claire has a degree in Management Science and oversees the running of the Property and Lettings departments. She has over 20 years’ experience in conveyancing.

Direct Dial: 01383 629813

Brian Tait


Brian studied at the University of Dundee where he obtained both his degree and diploma with distinction. He obtained a certificate in Employment Law from the University of Strathclyde Business School in 1993. Brian trained with Drummond Miller in Edinburgh, principally in litigation. In 1996 he opened Drummond Miller’s Dunfermline office where he was a partner for 19 years before joining Morgans as a partner in June 2017. Brian specialises in litigation with an emphasis on civil litigation, family law and employment law. He is also regularly instructed in personal injury, adults with incapacity and criminal matters. Brian is a member of the Society of Solicitors in the Supreme Courts of Scotland and a member of the Family Law Association.

Direct Dial: 01383 629824

Russel McPhate


Russel graduated from Strathclyde University in 1986 and after completing the post graduate Diploma in Legal Practice trained with Carruthers & Co in Lerwick, Shetland. He moved to Fife in 1990, became a partner in Dunfermline firm C-A Petrie in 1999, then a sole practitioner from 2000 until joining Morgans in 2003. Russel deals predominantly with court matters including matrimonial, criminal, and all types of civil litigation.

Direct Dial: 01383 629823

John Morris


John graduated from Dundee University in 1994 and after completing the Diploma in Legal Practice he then trained with A.C. Morrison & Richards in Aberdeen. He worked with Johnston & Herron in Lochgelly and McKay & Norwell in Edinburgh before joining Morgans in 2003. John was assumed as Partner in 2005. John is primarily involved in residential conveyancing.

Direct Dial: 01383 629826

Lynsey Rintoul


Lynsey graduated from Dundee University in 2004 and after completing the Diploma in Legal Practice, Lynsey undertook her training with Andrew K. Price in Kirkcaldy. As a Qualified Solicitor, she worked with Baird & Company in Glenrothes and Cupar before moving to Murray Donald LLP (now merged with Thorntons Law LLP) in St Andrews and Anstruther where she held the role of Senior Solicitor in the Private Client Team, dealing with Wills, Powers of Attorney, Guardianships, Executries and Trusts before joining Morgans in November 2015 as an Associate Solicitor. Lynsey was assumed as Partner in April 2019 and deals with all aspects of Private Client work.

Direct Dial: 01383 629825

Des Baxter

Des Baxter

Associate Solicitor

Having qualified as a solicitor in 1983 Des has specialised in residential conveyancing and private client work throughout his career.   He has experience of the Edinburgh and Lothian markets and for the last several years has worked in Dunfermline and West Fife where he has gained an extensive knowledge of the local market.

Des joined Morgans from Macbeth Currie in 2018 when the Fife and Kinross legal, property and lettings departments of that firm merged with Morgans.

Direct Dial: 01383 629827


Susie Alexander

Assistant Solicitor

Susie graduated from Strathclyde University after completing a Law and French Degree and the Diploma in Legal Practice. She worked in a Private Client firm in Edinburgh before joining Morgans in October 2019. Susie is a Solicitor in the Private Client team and advises on aspects arising from succession on death, Will drafting and Powers of Attorney.

Direct Dial: 01383 629848

Lorraine Stevens


Lorraine has worked in the legal profession for over 33 years, working previously for a local firm of Solicitors in Dunfermline, before joining Morgans in 2016. She qualified as a Residential Paralegal from the University of Strathclyde in 2005 and is a Grade 1 Paralegal under the Law Society of Scotland Registered Paralegal Scheme and a Fellow Member of the Institute of Paralegals.

Direct Dial: 01383 629812

Elaine Kyle

Property Manager & Senior Valuer

Property Manager and Senior Valuer, Elaine Kyle joined Morgans in 2005 as Sales Negotiator and Property Valuer. Having worked in Dunfermline since 1988 with local firms of Solicitors and Estate Agents she has vast experience and knowledge of the property market in Dunfermline and West Fife. Elaine deals directly with builders and local developers giving advice and pricing on building plots and off plan new builds as well as residential sales. Elaine is a member of The National Association of Estate Agents.

Direct Dial: 01383 629818

Sarah Ferguson


Sarah joined Morgans in 2013 having previously worked in the banking sector for over 20 years, latterly as a Commercial Business Development Director with RBS. She has a keen interest in property and lettings and works as both Property Sales and Lettings Valuer.

Direct Dial: 01383 629815


Steven McHardy


Steve joined Morgans Kinross in March 2019 as a Valuer in our Property Department. Steve has a background in banking, finance and sales and has sold property in Tenerife, Turkey, America and Spain before returning to Kinross-shire.

Having grown up, gone to school and raised his family in Kinross, Steve has a real affinity for the town and the surrounding area.

Direct Dial: 01577 666603

Linda Kettles

Lettings Manager

Linda joined Morgans in 2011 having previously been employed by Kingdom Letting Services as Office Manager for 9 years. Linda has over 15 years experience in the Property Letting Business.

Direct Dial: 01383 629811

Maria Grattan

Lettings Property Manager

Maria joined Morgans as a Lettings Administrator in 2015 before becoming one of our Property Managers. Prior to that she worked in the banking sector, where she gained over 11 years’ experience, latterly as a Training Consultant.

Direct Dial: 01383 629810

Caroline Potter

Practice Manager

Having graduated from Strathclyde University in 2000 with a BA Hons in English and Psychology, Caroline joined the editorial team of one of D.C. Thomson’s national magazines. Since 2006 Caroline has been overseeing the day to day running of Morgans and has completed The CIPD Certificate in Personnel Practice.

Direct Dial: 01383 629832

John Bain

John Bain


A graduate of Cambridge and Edinburgh Universities, John has worked in Dunfermline for 37 years.   He is an experienced Sheriff Court practitioner. John has a broad civil practice including divorce and other family matters, damages claims, debt, bankruptcy and mental health issues.  He is registered with the Scottish Legal Aid Board to provide criminal legal assistance.  He is regularly appointed in Dunfermline Sheriff Court to prepare reports in connection with children’s welfare, guardianship and mental health applications.

John joined Morgans from Macbeth Currie in 2018 when the Fife and Kinross legal, property and lettings departments of that firm merged with Morgans.

Direct Dial: 01383 629 822

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What our clients say

A friendly and very efficient service.

Private Client Department - Wills

I can't thank Brian enough for the hard work, effort and for working his socks off to make this possible for me.

Court Department - Family Law

Purchased a couple of properties through Morgans - a first class service. Lorraine scrutinised every detail - thank you very much!

Conveyancing - House Purchase

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    Dunfermline Office
    33 East Port
    KY12 7JE

    Tel: 01383 620222
    Fax: 01383 621213

    Kinross Office
    62 High Street
    KY13 8AN

    Tel: 01577 863424
    Fax: 01577 864464
    We are open from 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday and from 9.30am to 12.30pm on Saturdays. Appointments outwith normal opening hours can also be arranged if required.

    Long stay car parking is available at Walmer Drive car park, approximately 100 yards from our offices.