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 in 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 Kay Blaikie, Katy Hood and Stacey Ward
Kay is a solicitor and notary public, who trained in private practice, qualified in Scots law then practised for some years before studying to qualify as a solicitor in England and Wales. A large part of her career was spent working as a public servant, in both local and national government, until in 2012 she chose to return to private practice.
Katy graduated from Aberdeen University with an LLB and went on to complete the one-year postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice at Edinburgh University.
Katy has completed her two years of of formal traineeship at Fergusson Law incorporating continuing professional development. She has Registration with the Law Society of Scotland as a Solicitor.