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 Katy Hood, Stacey Ward and Cara Ramsay.
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 completed her formal traineeship at Fergusson Law incorporating continuing professional development in private client matters. She has Registration with the Law Society of Scotland as a Solicitor and Notary Public.
Cara has specialised in private client law since 2014, having completed a private client focussed traineeship in 2016.
She completed her undergraduate LLB and Diploma in Professional Legal Practice both at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. She has registration with the Law Society of Scotland as a Solicitor and Notary Public.
After graduating from the University of Strathclyde with a BA in Social Science, Stacey went straight on to complete the Graduate Entry LLB for fear of not returning to university after being used to earning. She completed the Diploma in Legal Practice in 2011 and worked within a Law Firm before starting her Traineeship in April 2013 and qualifying in 2015. Stacey has since developed experience in private client matters including Wills, Powers of Attorney and Winding up Estates.
Stacey enjoys spending time with her friends and family whether that be travelling or at home.
Lyndsey joined Fergusson Law in October 2019 to begin her legal traineeship under the supervision of Janice and the other solicitors.
Lyndsey completed her undergraduate LLB in 2017 and Diploma in Professional Legal Practice in 2018, both at Edinburgh University.
During her undergraduate studies, Lyndsey played for the Edinburgh University Women’s Football Team. In her Diploma year, she was a member of the Operations Team for the University’s Free Legal Advice Centre, helping organise and run clinic nights. Before joining Fergusson Law, Lyndsey completed a year as a paralegal for the Revenue Scotland Legal Team where she grew an enjoyment of tax matters and developed a further understanding of the Civil Court system.
Lyndsey is passionate about training to be a solicitor who is both knowledgeable and accessible.