Janice Fergusson Nisbet, the Principal of Fergusson Law, took her law degree and Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Edinburgh and qualified as a solicitor with an eminent Edinburgh law firm. She spent many years as a Private Client Solicitor with the same law firm.
Janice has qualifications from the Association of Taxation Technicians in personal taxation, business taxation, accountancy, and the taxation of trusts and estates. She is also qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales.
She works part-time at the University of Edinburgh, tutoring on the Private Client course in the Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice.
Before becoming a lawyer, Janice worked for many years as an Inspector with the Health and Safety Executive, covering a range of industries but with particular experience of the food and drink
industries, petrochemical plants, other major hazard industries, and the offshore oil industry. She has a post-graduate Diploma in Safety and Occupational Hygiene from the University of Aston in Birmingham and is a member of the Health and Safety Lawyers Association. She is a Technical Member of the Probate Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.
Janice has a degree in Modern Languages from St Andrews University. She speaks French and German and has lived in both countries
Janice is assisted at Fergusson Law by fellow solicitors Linda Sharp and Eluned McHardy.
Eluned McHardy took her four-year law degree at Edinburgh Napier University. She completed her post-graduate Diploma in Professional Legal Practice at the University of Edinburgh. Eluned went on to train at Campbell Smith LLP becoming a Solicitor in their Private Client team specialising in Executries, Trusts, Wills, and Powers of Attorney.
Eluned is experienced in all aspects of Private Client work with extensive knowledge of Powers of Attorney and Incapacity Law.
Linda Sharp W.S.
Linda Sharp graduated from Edinburgh University with an LL.B. She has experience of Private Client work with special emphasis on all aspects of residential conveyancing throughout Scotland. She was a Council Member of the WS Society from 1999 to 2002.
Katy Hood is our trainee at Fergusson Law. Katy graduated from Aberdeen University with an LLB and went on to complete the one-year postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice at Edinburgh University.
She has Registration with the Law Society of Scotland as a Trainee Solicitor. Katy has now completed her first year of formal Law traineeship incorporating continuing professional development.
Brenda Barclay is Fergusson Law’s Property Manager. She joins us from Miller Stewart where she gained a reputation of having a genuine interest in helping people to find the right property. She has extensive local knowledge of Edinburgh and is willing to work long hours to show properties at times that are convenient to the buyer.
She pays great attention to detail in the buying and selling process, working closely with Fergusson Law solicitors to ensure sales go through smoothly.