The people

Clair McLachlan(
Clair is a partner, having been with the firm since 1995. Clair is a highly regarded family practitioner, having been involved in many divorce actions. She has the willingness to negotiate backed by an ability to litigate if necessary.
Described in Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession as a rising star, Clair has also found time to serve as President of the Glasgow Bar Association, Reporter to the Law Society of Scotland, a member of the Scottish Legal Aid Board Quality Assurance Committee and a member of the Sheriff Court Rules Council.


Nicola Irvine (
Nicola is the civil litigation partner. She joined the firm in 2002 and since then has established herself as a highly regarded civil practitioner and litigator. Her areas of practice include debt recovery, liquidations and bankruptcy, a wide range of commercial disputes, personal injury claims and family cases.
Outwith the firm, Nicola has also been involved in 3 professional bodies: she is a committee member to the Law Society of Scotland Civil Justice Committee, was a member of the Deanā€™s Council of the Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow and a committee member to the Glasgow Bar Association. Nicola continues to tutor trainee solicitors on civil litigation as part of the continuing professionalĀ development course they must undertake to qualify as a solicitor. 



Desmond McCaffrey(
Des is now a consultant, having been a partner in the firm for many years. He specialises in criminal work and is a solicitor advocate. He continues to be involved in a wide range of cases in the Justice of the Peace Court, Sheriff Court and High Court of Justiciary where, as a Solicitor Advocate, he provides representation. 



Laura McCabe(
Laura is a solicitor in our civil litigation department. She joined the firm in 2010 and quickly established herself as a keen litigator. She has developed a broad caseload in general civil litigation. She deals with a wide range of areas including debt recovery, matters arising following separation, contract disputes, personal injury claims and appointment of guardians involving adults with incapacity. 


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