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Robert Blair

Robert Blair

Robert is now a consultant at Connell & Connell though is still working as a solicitor in the office on a day to day basis dealing with existing clients and gradually introducing them to the remaining partners in the firm. A graduate of Edinburgh University, Robert qualified as a solicitor in 1976. He has extensive experience of a wide range of private client work including conveyancing, executries, tax planning, wills, advice to the elderly, powers of attorney and buying, selling and leasing of commercial properties.
He is a Writer to the Signet and a Notary Public.

rlab@connellws.co.uk
0131 556 2993
Anne McKenzie

Anne McKenzie

A Partner at Connell & Connell, Anne joined the firm in 1981 having graduated from Edinburgh University. She qualified as a solicitor in 1983 and has been a Partner since 1984. Experienced in all aspects of private client work, Anne primarily deals with house purchases and sales, wills, executries, tax planning, powers of attorney and advice for the elderly. She has particular expertise in advising families who have a member with a disability. In addition, Anne deals with the purchase, sale and leasing of small commercial properties.
She is also a Writer to the Signet, Notary Public and member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

ammck@connellws.co.uk
0131 556 2993
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Andrew Ogilvie

Andrew Ogilvie

Andrew has a wide experience of private client work including wills, executries, trusts, tax planning, and care of the elderly. He has extensive knowledge of buying and selling residential properties and is also involved in the buying, selling and leasing of commercial property. A graduate of Edinburgh University, Andrew joined Connell and Connell in 1990, qualified as a solicitor in 1992 and became a Partner of the firm in 1994.
He is a Writer to the Signet and a Notary Public.

ajo@connellws.co.uk
0131 556 2993
Lesley Elrick

Lesley Elrick

Lesley joined Connell & Connell as a partner in August 2015. She has experience in a broad range of private client work including, Wills, Powers of Attorney, succession, asset protection, setting up and managing  trusts and inheritance tax planning. Lesley also provides practical and technical advice and support to families through what can be a difficult and distressing time following the death of a loved one.   Lesley graduated in 1990. She is a Writer to the Signet, Notary Public and a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). She holds the STEP advanced certificate in Family Business Advising (2012).   This qualification sets the benchmark for professionals who want to work with family business clients.

lme@connellws.co.uk
0131 556 2993
Lesley Elrick on Linkedin
Vhari Selfridge

Vhari Selfridge

A graduate of Edinburgh University, Vhari joined Connell & Connell in 1999, qualified as a solicitor in 2001 and became a partner in 2008. Vhari is involved in all stages of buying, selling, leasing and re-mortgaging residential property and buying and leasing small commercial properties. She is also a Notary Public and a Writer to the Signet.

vs@connellws.co.uk
0131 556 2993
Alison Rowatt

Alison Rowatt

Alison is an Associate at Connell & Connell. Alison attended Edinburgh University, graduating in 2002 and gaining the Diploma in Legal Practice in 2004. Alison joined Connell & Connell in the same year to complete her 2 year traineeship and qualified as a solicitor in 2006. She specialises in all aspects of buying, selling and re-mortgaging property. Alison is also a Notary Public.

air@connellws.co.uk
0131 556 2993
Emma Purdie

Emma Purdie

Emma is an Associate at Connell & Connell. Emma attended Aberdeen University, graduating in 2002 and gaining the Diploma in Legal Practice from Edinburgh University in 2003. Having qualified as a solicitor in 2005, she joined Connell & Connell in 2006 and is specialised in all aspects of buying, selling, leasing and re-mortgaging property. Emma is also a Notary Public.

ep@connellws.co.uk
0131 556 2993
Jenny Boyle

Jenny Boyle

Jenny is a Solicitor at Connell & Connell. Jenny attended Aberdeen University, graduating in 2008 and gaining the Diploma in Legal Practice in 2009. Jenny joined Connell & Connell in 2010 to complete her 2 year traineeship and qualified as a solicitor in 2012. She specialises in private client work including executries, tax planning, wills, advice to the elderly and powers of attorney. Jenny is also a Notary Public.

jlb@connellws.co.uk
0131 556 2993
Allan Brown

Allan Brown

Allan joined the firm in 2003 and works in our Property sales department as a Property Manager. Allan can advise you on the local market and is able to co- ordinate the marketing of your property from initial valuation, preparation of schedules and arranging the Home Report survey through to managing closing dates and acceptance of an offer.

arb@connellws.co.uk
0131 556 2993
Buying or Selling a Property

Buying or Selling a Property

Connell and Connell has a wealth of experience in dealing with the property market of Edinburgh and its outlying areas.

Wills & Executries

Wills & Executries

Whether a will is straightforward or complex, everybody needs one.

Tax Planning

Tax Planning

We can advise you on tax planning to maximise the use of exemptions and reliefs to save income tax, capital gains tax or inheritance tax.

Advice for the Elderly

Advice for the Elderly

When it comes to planning for old age we can advise you on the best way to manage your affairs and assets.

Commercial Property & Family Business

Commercial Property & Family Business

Our team has a wealth of experience in dealing with small to medium size commercial properties.

Powers of Attorney

Powers of Attorney

Powers of Attorney can be used when you need someone to act or make decisions on your behalf.