Fiona Nicoll, Gilson Gray senior paralegal

A PAIR of property experts who have worked together for 15 years have switched jobs at the same time – joining a new firm where their successful partnership will continue.

Gilson Gray’s appointment of senior paralegals Fiona Nicoll and Louise Duguid is seen as a massive coup for its recently-opened Dundee office, because both have such encyclopaedic knowledge of the city.

The firm says the double appointment will help spearhead its continued growth across Tayside.

Fiona, a member of the Scottish Paralegal Association, said: “Being locals, Louise and I both know the city and surrounding areas extremely well – it’s not something we’ve just seen on a screen, we’ve grown up in the area and know the neighbourhoods and property market well.”

Louise, treasurer of the Scottish Paralegal Association, added: “I’m delighted to be joining at the same time as Fiona, we’ve worked so well together for so long and it’s a great experience to be on this journey with her.”

The two senior accredited paralegals and residential conveyancing specialists are joining Gilson Gray from Blackadders LLP.

Fiona has more than 25 years’ experience in residential conveyancing. She began her career at Miller Hendry as a legal secretary before moving on to become a paralegal in Thorntons Solicitors. During her time at Blackadders LLP, she was promoted to senior paralegal, then paralegal manager.

Louise has 15 years’ experience in residential conveyancing, starting her career with Blackadders LLP as a trainee paralegal then working her way up to paralegal manager.