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With offices in Fraserburgh and Turriff, Brown & McRae provides a comprehensive range of legal services for both the private and commercial clients and the “Services” section of this website lists our main areas of work.

Now lets meet our experts:-

Barry Smith

Partner
Barry was educated in Fraserburgh and graduated from Aberdeen University in 2003. After completing his Diploma in Legal Practice in 2004, Barry joined an established Aberdeen firm to complete his traineeship. After qualifying he continued to work in Aberdeen before joining Brown & McRae in 2007, being assumed as a partner in 2010. Although based primarily at our Fraserburgh office, Barry also regularly sees clients in Turriff.

Graeme Walker

Partner
Graeme was educated in Edinburgh and is also a graduate of Aberdeen University. He worked in Edinburgh before joining Brown & McRae in 1995. Graeme was assumed as a partner in 1997 and undertakes all the firm's civil & criminal court work, Employment Law work and Alcohol Licensing. He is also able to advise and assist in Family Law matters.

Steven Gauld

Partner
Steven was brought up and educated in Fraserburgh and is a graduate of Aberdeen University. After completing his Diploma in Legal Practice, Steven joined the in-house legal department of a large multinational corporation in Glasgow. Steven thereafter joined an established Aberdeen firm to complete his traineeship. After qualifying he worked at the Stonehaven branch of the same firm before returning to Fraserburgh to join Brown & McRae in 2012, being assumed as a Partner in 2015.

Karen S. Paterson

Consultant
Karen was born and educated in Fraserburgh and is a graduate of Aberdeen University. She has worked with Brown & McRae since 1980 and has been a partner since 1983. Her main interests are Family Law and residential conveyancing. Although based primarily at our Fraserburgh office, Karen also regularly sees clients at Turriff.

Staci-Ann Buchan

Associate
Staci-Ann was brought up in Rosehearty and educated there and Fraserburgh. A graduate of the Robert Gordon University; after completing her Diploma in Legal Practise in 2012, Staci-Ann worked for an established firm in Ellon where she also completed her traineeship. Staci-Ann joined Brown & McRae in early 2017 and is based primarily at our Fraserburgh office.

Mhari Ritchie

Associate
Mhari was born and educated in Aberdeenshire and graduated from The University of Aberdeen in 2015. After completing her Diploma in Legal Practice in 2016, she joined Brown and McRae to complete her traineeship. Mhari qualified as a solicitor in May 2018. Although primarily based at our Fraserburgh office, Mhari also regularly sees clients in our Turriff office.

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