The Grigor & Young Team
Our team of Solicitors and Paralegals who can provide you with help and advice in various areas of the Law.
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Peter Brash – Member
Peter grew up in Edinburgh, where he went to University and also did his legal training.
He joined Grigor & Young in 1992 and has been a partner since 1999 (‘member’ since April 2018).
He specialises in Personal Injury work, being a member of APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers). He is accredited by APIL as a Senior Litigator. Peter is also accredited by The Law Society of Scotland as a Specialist in Personal Injury Law.
He also deals with family, employment and housing law.
He is responsible for the Blog discussing Personal Injury Claim issues on our Moray Claims website.
Stuart Bruce – Estate Agency Manager
Stuart is a native of the North-East, having been raised in Buckie before moving to Edinburgh in 1990.
He graduated with a degree in Applied Consumer Studies from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh in 1992 before joining a graduate business management trainee scheme with a world-wide company. In 1997, Stuart returned to Moray with his previous employment.
He has worked out of Grigor & Young’s Elgin office since 2001, as a property searcher for Moray Property Searchers Ltd. He became the Estate Agency Manager for Grigor & Young in 2017.
Outside of work, he is a keen family man with diverse interests, including IT, music, eating out and sport.
Lindsey Carroll – Associate
Lindsey qualified as a solicitor in 1998 and spent her first decade in the legal profession specialising primarily in residential property with one of Scotland’s largest full service legal firms.
She took a break from conveyancing in 2008 to return to University where she completed a Master of Arts degree in History, with Distinction, whilst continuing to work part-time in the legal profession.
She relocated to Moray in 2012 and has latterly been specialising in land and rural conveyancing for estates owners and farmers, as well as dealing with a variety of commercial and residential property transactions.
She joined Grigor & Young LLP in March 2018 and is located in our Forres Office. Lindsey became an Associate with the firm from September 2019.
In her spare time, Lindsey is an enthusiastic cyclist and walker, who also enjoys clay pigeon shooting, cooking and reading.
Lindsey’s normal working hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 2pm.
Ann Cruickshank – Member
Ann is a graduate of Aberdeen University who has her roots firmly in the North East of Scotland and Moray. She joined Grigor & Young as an apprentice in 1978.
She became a Partner in 1984 (‘member’ since April 2018).
Formerly our main Family Law solicitor, Ann now specialises in Residential and Commercial Conveyancing, Commercial Leasing, and Private Client work (especially, Wills and Powers of Attorney).
Ann was formerly based at the firm’s Forres Office but has been back in the Elgin office from the beginning of 2016.
Douglas Delaney – Conveyancing Practitioner
Douglas joined the firm in 2003.
Elgin born and Forres bred, he returned to the area having previously worked with Stirling Council.
He graduated from Robert Gordon University in 2000 with a BA (Hons) in Law Management and a Diploma in Conveyancing and Executry Services.
He focuses primarily on residential conveyancing.
Cherry Fairley – Associate
Cherry originally qualified and practised as a Solicitor in England, training with a London Firm and then moving out to a firm in Hertfordshire, once qualified.
Upon falling in love with the Scottish countryside, she went through the conversion process to enable her to practice as a Solicitor in Scotland.
She has been based in Moray for over 13 years, including running her own Law Firm during some of that time. She became an Associate with Grigor & Young from September 2019.
She is based in the Forres office and specialises in residential conveyancing and other Private Client work, including the preparation of Wills and Powers of Attorney.
When not at work she spends time with her sled dogs, including competing with them in the UK and abroad, on dry land and on snow.
Carol Holmes – STEP Practitioner
Carol grew up in the Moray area.
She joined Grigor & Young as an Executry Paralegal when she returned to the area in 2013, after working in Aberdeen.
Carol has a Certificate of Performance in Paralegal Studies in Wills, Trusts and Executries.
She also has an equivalent Certificate in Residential Conveyancing but she focuses primarily on Executries.
Maureen Jarvis – Tax and Executry Assistant
Maureen joined Grigor & Young in 2009 as a Tax and Executry assistant.
She has a SHND in Information and Office Management.
Maureen’s normal working hours are Monday – Thursday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
Elin Jones – Solicitor
Elin is originally from Wales but moved to Lossiemouth with her family at a young age.
She went to Robert Gordon University (RGU) to study Law and Management and completed her Honours degree in Law in 2015. During her studies, Elin worked with expert witnesses part-time and co-authored a paper with her University lecturer, Dr Ezeani, focusing on the laws of armed conflict. She has a particular interest in Public International Law and has since had her paper presented at the Royal University for Women, Kingdom of Bahrain.
After graduating, Elin spent some time travelling around South-East Asia and returned to RGU in 2016 to complete her Diploma in Professional Legal Practice. She joined Grigor & Young in the Summer of 2017 and completed her traineeship to qualify as a solicitor in 2019.
Outside work, Elin enjoys travelling, walking her dog and spending time with her horse.
Katie Kennedy – Associate
Katie previously worked in Local Government administration prior to completing her Law Degree and Diploma in Legal Practice at Aberdeen University.
She has been with Grigor &Young since she moved to the Moray area in 2000.
She was made an Associate in 2003 and has been a member of the Family Law Association for a number of years.
She deals primarily with general Civil Court work, with a particular interest in Family Law.
Isla Leslie – Paralegal
Isla grew up in Forres, Moray. She studied Law and Management at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, and graduated with Honours in 2013.
Isla started working with Grigor & Young LLP in February 2018 as a Paralegal in Conveyancing and she is based in our Forres Office.
Outside of work, Isla enjoys spending time with her family, travelling and walking.
Richard Miller – Member
Richard was a solicitor in Edinburgh during most of the last 30 years.
He has relocated to beautiful Moray from February 2018, when he joined Grigor & Young. He became an Associate with the firm from September 2019 and a Member from April 2021.
His main interests are golf, swimming and photography. His goldendoodle (Keira) takes up a fair amount of his time too!
Richard deals with property and conveyancing matters, primarily.
Marie Morrison – Associate
Marie, although brought up in neighbouring Banffshire, has spent much of her professional life practising law in Glasgow.
She joined Grigor & Young in 2006.
She specialises in Personal Injury with an interest in back pain, brain injury and high value cases.
She is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and accredited by them as a Senior Litigator.
She has over 25 years’ experience in handling personal injury claims for clients.
Kirstie Reilly – Trainee Solicitor
Kirstie is originally from the outskirts of Edinburgh but moved to Moray at a young age.
She graduated from Stirling University with an LLB in Law in 2017. She joined Grigor & Young in 2017 before studying at the University of Aberdeen to complete her Diploma in Professional Legal Practice in 2019.
Kirstie spent the following summer studying US Law in South Korea before returning to Grigor & Young to commence her traineeship to qualify as a solicitor in 2021.
Kirstie has a keen interest in environmental, commercial and private client areas of the law. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling and horse riding.
Audrey Robertson – Executry Paralegal
Audrey is local to the Moray area.
She previously worked for the Ministry of Defence for 26 years, latterly in the Intelligence Section at RAF Kinloss, before the base closed.
She completed a Graduate Diploma in Law (Wills and Executries) through the University of Stirling.
Audrey joined the Grigor & Young team in August 2012, initially working in the Court Department and then moved to our Executries Department.
Audrey’s normal working hours are Monday – Wednesday 09.00 am to 3.00pm, Thursday 09.00am to 5.00pm and Friday 09.00am to 1.00pm.
Greg Robertson – Member
Greg joined Grigor & Young in the Spring of 2016, as a solicitor in the court department, dealing primarily with Family Law. He became an Associate in December 2016 and a Member (i.e. ‘partner’) of the limited liability liability partnership from April 2018.
Greg did his legal traineeship with the Moray Council and had a spell with the Scottish Legal Aid Board’s Civil Legal Assistance Office in Inverness, before joining the firm. After graduating in Law from the University of Glasgow, he spent time in continental Europe, studying at the prestigious College of Europe. He graduated from that institution with a Masters in European Legal Studies.
He has extensive experience in a variety of civil court work.
Outside the law, his main interests are cooking and DIY.
Neil Ross – Retired Member
Neil was a Member (i.e. ‘partner’) in the firm until his retirement in September 2019. (He specialised in Licensing, Commercial, Environmental and Employment Law).
Neil can still be contacted via the firm.
Donna Skelly – Member
Donna has worked in the North of Scotland and Islands for over 10 years.
She is experienced in all aspects of Rural Land Law, including Environmental, Sporting and Agricultural matters.
She joined Grigor & Young in 2005 and has been a Partner in the firm since the beginning of 2015 (becoming a ‘Member’ from April 2018, when the firm became an LLP).
Donna acts for a number of major distillery companies and is an active Committee Member for the Scottish Land and Estates (Highlands and Islands Region).
Donna is also a Director of Elgin Museum and Secretary for the Banff and Moray Valuator’s Association. During her spare time, she enjoys fishing, is a moderate Spey Caster and writes ballads.
Janet Taylor – Retired Member
Janet has retired as a Member (i.e. ‘partner’) of the firm with effect from 04 March 2021.
Lauren Wright – Associate
Lauren joined Grigor & Young in June 2021 as an Associate Solicitor, having previously been a partner at Wink & Mackenzie in Elgin and thereafter Harper Macleod LLP when they merged with Wink & Mackenzie in September 2019.
Lauren studied law at the University of Aberdeen and graduated with a First Class Honours LLB in 2010. She completed the Diploma in Legal Practice at Aberdeen University and started at Wink & Mackenzie as a trainee in 2011. Lauren became a partner at Wink & Mackenzie in August 2018.
Lauren has studied part of the STEP Course in respect of Wills & Executries and other elements on succession law and has a particular passion and extensive experience in this area of law, as well as residential conveyancing. Lauren has also had an article published in The Journal of the Law Society of Scotland about the possibility and relevance of digital Wills in the modern world.
Lauren is actively involved with DYW (Developing the Young Workforce) in Moray and as part of this, she likes to give talks to school children about their future career possibilities. Lauren also enjoys giving presentations at events organised by Bank of Scotland to first time buyers about buying their first house..
Outside the law, Lauren’s main interests are fitness, socialising and watching Legally Blonde!