Three new consultant solicitors join Inksters during lockdown in three different Scottish locations

LtoR Stephanie Christie-Carmichael, Jackie Jobson and Brian Inkster - Inksters - Photo by Iain McLean (not pictured - Sarah Windsor)

INKSTERS have grown their consultant solicitor practice during the pandemic and opened a new office on the Isle of Eigg.

Stephanie Christie-Carmichael joined Inksters in Glasgow from EBS Trustees. She deals with Executry and Estate administration, Wills and Power of Attorney advice, Inheritance Tax, Trust and succession planning across Scotland, England and Wales. Stephanie manages over 70 trusts with around £40m of current and contingent assets under influence as well as acting as Trustee for some of her clients.

Jackie Jobson who lives on the Isle of Eigg now works there too with Inksters establishing an office for her at An Laimhrig. Jackie deals with civil and criminal court matters and now covers dispute resolution for Inksters in the western Highlands and Islands from her base on Eigg.

The third consultant solicitor to join Inksters during lockdown is Sarah Windsor. Based in Inverness Sarah joins Inksters from Innes & Mackay.  She deals exclusively in family law matters, including separation/divorce, all child law matters, adoption and cohabitee claims.

Brian Inkster, CEO of Inksters, said, “I am delighted to have three such talented solicitors join our team during the pandemic. It adds to the expertise available to our clients and extends our geographical reach to now 10 locations throughout Scotland. It also demonstrates the attractiveness of the consultancy model to solicitors who want the freedom of how, where and when they work.”

As we begin to come out of lockdown Inksters, who recently celebrated 22 years in business, now focusses solely on the consultancy model. This is where all of their solicitors benefit financially directly from the fruits of their own labours with remuneration on a fee-sharing basis.

A recent report by Arden Partners concluded that “consultant law firms are disrupting the legal services market” with a prediction that by 2026 we will see 50,000 consultant lawyers in such firms in the UK. Inksters were one of the first law firms to adopt this model in Scotland over 8 years ago.

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