McWhinney Richards  - Solicitors & Notary Public
Matrimonial, Family & Collaborative Law, Meditation:
Cheryl P. Brown, LL.B.(HONS), Dip LP N.P.

I am the principal of the long established Firm of McWhinney Richards in Airdrie. I have a background in general civil litigation but have specialised for over 25 years as a family lawyer. I have a particular interest in alternative dispute resolution as I appreciate that my clients are often keen to avoid the stress and financial cost which Court based resolutions can often entail. I am accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a Family Law Mediator and I am trained in Collaborative Law. I am regularly appointed by Airdrie Sheriff Court as a Reporter to the Court in family actions. I also act as Curator in Adoption cases and have regular appointments as Curator to children in family cases. I have a keen interest in all family law matters, particularly those affecting children and have undertaken training in the interviewing of children.

 

Criminal, General Civil & Adults with Incapacity:
Amy Hunter, LL.B. (HONS) Dip LP N.P.

I am an assistant solicitor in McWhinney Richards. I qualified in 2014 having trained in Criminal Law and general civil. I have experience in a vast range of criminal business, having dealt with cases in the High Court, Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court. I also have experience in Mental Health Tribunals, Parole Board Hearings and a variety of other areas of criminal law including overseas prosecutions. I joined McWhinney Richards in April 2015 and regularly deal with criminal, family, general civil, Adults with incapacity and children's referral cases. I have a keen interest in all criminal matters, family matters and  children's cases. I am to all intents and purposes a jack of all trades.



Wills & Estate Planning, Powers of Attorney & Conveyancing:
E Bruce Wilkie, S.L.A., T.E.P., Registered Paralegal.

I have worked as a Scottish Law Accountant for over 40 years.  I gained much experience in various offices.I am experienced in advising on and preparing Wills for all kinds of circumstances. I have experience in the administration of estates ranging from the very small to the very large and use this experience to guide clients through the maze which is estate administration.I specialise in Powers of Attorney which have become ever more popular in recent years. I recognise that it is important to explain to clients the down side as well as the advantages of a Power of Attorney.I have been a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners since 1996 and more recently was registered with the Law Society of Scotland as a paralegal specialising in Wills and Executries.

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