Partners

LESLEY McMATH

Lesley graduated from Aberdeen University and completed her training at a local firm in Ayr. She joined AC White as an assistant solicitor in 1993 before becoming a partner in 1998.

Lesley is a highly experienced civil court practitioner. She now concentrates on the area of family and child law where she brings a practical and commercial approach to bear in what can be one of the most acrimonious fields of legal practice. Lesley is also involved in the related areas of executries and guardianship.

Lesley holds appointments as Safeguarder and Curator ad litem in two local authority areas, and prepares Bar Reports for the Court.

She is a lifelong supporter of Ayr United FC.

Contact Lesley McMath: lesley.mcmath@acwhiteayr.co.uk

GREGOR FORBES

Gregor has worked in Ayrshire for over 25 years. He joined AC White in 2001 becoming a partner in 2004. His principal area of practice is criminal law.

Contact Gregor Forbes: gregor.forbes@acwhiteayr.co.uk

EWAN MOWAT

Ewan joined AC White in 2005, having practised law previously in Glasgow. He is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in employment law. He represents both employers and employees advising on all aspects of employment law including unfair dismissal, business transfers, discrimination and restrictive covenants.

Ewan’s approach is practical and commercial. He assists clients with the full spectrum of situations that can arise at work such as dealing with flexible work requests, advising on disciplinary and grievance procedures, handling redundancy exercises and business restructuring, negotiating settlement agreements and preparing written contracts and staff handbooks.

He appears regularly at the Employment Tribunal and has considerable court experience, both criminal and civil. He has also spoken on employment law issues at continuing professional development events for solicitors and HR professionals. He is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.

Prior to studying law, Ewan obtained an honours degree in modern languages from the University of London before living and working in Germany for three years. He is a fluent German speaker.

Contact Ewan Mowat: ewan.mowat@acwhiteayr.co.uk

DAVID PAUL MITCHELL

Since graduating from Glasgow University David has accumulated 25 years experience of working in Ayr.

He joined the firm in 2006 to concentrate on conveyancing and executry work having previously been engaged in general legal practice.

David and his team of assistants and paralegals provide services in domestic and commercial conveyancing and leasing, wills and estate planning and executry administration.

In his spare time he can often be found trying to wrestle a tune out of a set of bagpipes.

Contact David Mitchell: david.mitchell@acwhiteayr.co.uk

MARTINE WALKER

Martine grew up locally and graduated from Glasgow University in 1992. She returned to Ayrshire to undertake her traineeship and has always worked locally. She joined A C White in January 2007, becoming a partner two years later.

Martine is a busy civil court practitioner and can regularly be found at both Ayr and Kilmarnock Sheriff Courts. She specializes in all areas of family and child law and is a member of the Family Law Association. Martine is committed to bringing resolution to what can be a very emotive area of legal practice in a sensitive and practical manner.

Contact Martine Walker: martine.walker@acwhiteayr.co.uk

FIONA MACDONALD

Fiona joined AC White as a trainee solicitor in July 2008, having completed her law degree at Strathclyde University. She became a partner with the firm on 1st January 2019.

Fiona trained in all areas of general legal practice and found a particular interest in private client work. She now specialises in the administration of trusts and estates; the preparation of wills, including advice in relation to asset protection and inheritance tax planning; the preparation of continuing and welfare powers of attorney; and applications for financial and welfare guardianships.

Fiona grew up in Ayrshire and prior to studying law, obtained an honours degree in Medical Biochemistry from Glasgow University.

Contact Fiona MacDonald: fiona.macdonald@acwhiteayr.co.uk

Solicitors

ANGELA GOLDIE

Angela originally trained as a Chartered Surveyor and became a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in the early 1990’s. Following a change of career Angela obtained an LLB from Strathclyde University in 2006, and after training locally qualified as a solicitor in 2008. Angela deals with all aspects of civil court work including personal injury, debt recovery, housing and family law. Angela was appointed an Associate Solicitor on 1st July 2018.

Contact Angela Goldie: angela.goldie@acwhiteayr.co.uk

LAURA CRAWFORD

Laura grew up in Ayrshire and, after completing her training with a firm in Renfrew, she qualified as a solicitor in 2014. Laura joined AC White in 2015. She deals with all aspects of conveyancing as well as some executry work. Before completing her studies, Laura worked for the Scottish Court Service. Laura was appointed an Associate Solicitor on 1st July 2017.

 Contact Laura Crawford: laura.crawford@acwhiteayr.co.uk