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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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 considerable 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.

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

Associate Solicitor

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 now 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

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

Jennifer Caldwell


After graduating from the University of Aberdeen, Jennifer completed her Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Strathclyde in 2016. She joined Morgans in August 2016 as a Trainee Solicitor.  During her traineeship she spent time in our Residential Conveyancing, Private Client and Family Law and Litigation departments.   Jennifer now specialises in residential conveyancing working alongside Craig Bennet.   Jennifer has gained experience in the First Tier Tribunal and regularly assists our landlord clients in matters calling before the Tribunal.

Direct Dial: 01383 629816

Amina Suhail


Amina graduated from Stirling University in 2015 and completed her diploma at Edinburgh University in early 2016, joining Morgans in August 2016 as a trainee solicitor. During her traineeship she spent time in our Residential Conveyancing, Private Client and Family Law and Litigation departments.   Amina now specialises in Private Client services working alongside Lynsey Rintoul.

Direct Dial: 01383 629817

Allan Galbraith

Allan Galbraith

Trainee Solicitor

Allan started his career as a Pro-Youth Footballer before studying at Edinburgh University where he graduated in 2013 and completed his Diploma in Legal Practice in 2015. Allan travelled for a year between 2013/14 and again in 2015/16 before spending time working at both Edinburgh Sheriff Court and HMRC. During his traineeship Allan will spend time in our Residential Conveyancing, Private Client and Family Law and Litigation departments.

Direct Dial: 01383 629815

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 629806

Robyn Morrocco

Property Sales Manager

Robyn Morrocco joined Morgans as Property Sales Manager in August 2015 from a respected local firm in Dunfermline and has a wealth of knowledge of the local property market. Robyn oversees the running of our busy property department. Having previously sold property in Dundee for solicitors and estate agents Blackadders LLP, Robyn has handled sales in Edinburgh, Glasgow and throughout central Scotland.

DIRECT DIAL: 01383 629804

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

Sarah Ferguson

Lettings Valuer

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 closely with Maria as Lettings Valuer.

Direct Dial: 01383 629809

Maria Grattan

Lettings Valuer

Maria joined Morgans as a Lettings Administrator in 2015 before becoming one of our Lettings Valuers. 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

Ken Paterson

Kenneth Paterson


Kenneth commenced legal practice in 1979. His initial involvement in Family Law matters and Court of Session litigation has developed into a general practice with particular emphasis now on property law – including marketing, sale and purchase, security work and company relocation transactions.  For over 20 years Kenneth has worked in Kinross where he has gained an enviable knowledge of the local market and titles.

Kenneth joined Morgans from Macbeth Currie in 2018 when the Fife and Kinross legal, property and lettings departments of that firm merged with Morgans.   Kenneth continues to work in Kinross as our resident consultant.

Direct Dial:  01577 666604

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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
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.