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Stewart has been a solicitor in Hamilton since 1980. Born in Lanark, he obtained an honours degree in private law at Glasgow University, completing his apprenticeship in a city firm before joining what was then Stodart Orr & Co.
He has an extensive and loyal client base within the Lanarkshire area built up over many years. His current workload within the office includes farming, property, wills, estates and powers of attorney.
Stewart is Secretary of Lanarkshire Valuation Appeal Committee, and is also a Convener of the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland. He assisted in the training given to the Scottish Charity Appeals Panel and organised the Scottish Valuation Appeal Committees Forum Training Conference. He has served as a member of the Law Society Professional Practice Committee, and also tutored in conveyancing at the Glasgow Graduate School of Law.
Alan handles a wide variety of work particularly property and business matters. He also has a particular interest in family law issues, relating to divorce, separation and children.
He is the author of “Financial Provision on Divorce and Dissolution of Civil Partnerships”. The book was published by one of Scotland’s leading Law Publishers and deals with how financial matters are dealt with when marriages and civil partnerships break down.
In addition to his work within the firm, Alan is a part time judge with the Social Security Tribunal and is a part-time Convener with the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland.
Ruth is a Partner, having served her traineeship with Stodarts. Prior to that, she obtained her honours degree from Glasgow University and her Diploma in Legal Practice from the Glasgow Graduate School of Law.
Ruth is involved in a wide range of work, although she has a particular interest in conveyancing, mental health and family law matters. Ruth has been appointed as a curator ad litem by the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland. Ruth was previously a panel member for the Children's Panel in Falkirk and now is on the list of child welfare reporters appointed by the court to prepare reports to assist in court actions involving children.
Joanne is an experienced Associate Solicitor and Notary Public, having joined Stodarts as a Trainee Solicitor in 2007. She studied at Strathclyde University where she obtained her LLB honours degree before completing the Diploma in Legal Practice at the Glasgow Graduate School of Law.
Joanne handles a wide variety of work including all aspects of Family Law, Conveyancing, Residential Tenancies, Guardianships, Wills, Powers of Attorney and Executry Estates. Joanne has also been appointed as a Curator Ad Litem for the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland and is a member of the Family Law Association. Joanne is able to provide assistance under Civil Legal Aid, or on a private fee paying basis.
Lyndsey is an Associate with the firm. She joined the firm as a Trainee in August 2006 and qualified in August 2008. She obtained her honours degree at Strathclyde University and her Diploma in Legal Practice from the Glasgow Graduate School of Law.
Lyndsey is involved in a range of work, although she has a particular interest in adults with incapacity and mental health law, conveyancing and family law. Lyndsey undertakes work both under Civil Legal Aid and on a private basis. She is a member of the Family Law Association. Lyndsey is also on the Curator list for the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland.
Elaine joined the firm in March 2000 and is employed as a Paralegal/Executry Assistant. Elaine deals principally with Wills, Estates and Trusts but has extensive experience in all areas of legal work.
Elaine has worked in legal practices for over thirty five years and completed her paralegal courses at Strathclyde University.