Yvonne was born in Edinburgh and went to school in Penicuik, not too long ago….
She is the senior Paralegal in the Edinburgh office and joined the firm when we opened the Edinburgh Court of Session branch just over 10 years ago. Yvonne is also the Edinburgh office manager, working closely with Veronica McManus, Bonnar Accident Law’s director in charge of the firm’s Court of Session work.
Yvonne started her working life as an office junior/court runner with Beveridge & Kellas, Solicitors (many moons ago). She then moved onto Anderson Strathern, Solicitors where she started off as a legal secretary and thereafter progressed on to become a Paralegal/Fee Earner working for the Head of the Litigation Department. Yvonne dealt with all aspects of Litigation, dealing with both Pursuer and Defender work for many years.
Yvonne’s level of experience and knowledge of Litigation and Court of Session work is unrivalled.
Her favourite part of the job is speaking to the clients to explain how their Court of Session action is being progressed, and putting them at their ease, together with dealing with all the Court of Session procedure.
Outside of work
Outside of work, Yvonne is kept extremely busy with her 21-month little girl. This doesn’t leave her much time for hobbies but, then again, there is no better hobby in the world than being a mummy…aah.