Frances McKay, the Sole Principal in Walter Gerrard & Co, was born in Stonehaven and educated at Macduff Primary School and Banff Academy. After that, Frances attended Aberdeen University where she graduated with an LLB Degree in 1981. She gained her Diploma in Legal Practice the following year. Following a period of training in Aberdeen Frances became a qualified assistant. She returned to Macduff in 1986 to join the family firm. Frances becomes the third generation of her family to work in Walter Gerrard & Co and is now the sole principal in the firm specialising in residential and commercial conveyancing as well as what lawyers call private client work – Wills & Trusts, Executries, Powers of Attorney and Guardianships to normal people!
Frances has held a number of important positions. She is a past president of the Society of Solicitors of Banffshire. Frances is also a past Council member of the Law Society of Scotland. She is involved in various local community groups and is Vice-Chairman of Banff Preservation and Heritage Society.
Frances believes keeping clients fully informed is vital. “I specialise in commercial and residential conveyancing as well as private client work. It’s important to keep clients up to date with what’s going on in their case. I try to take clients through the process step by step, listen to their concerns and give them advice I believe will help them make the right decisions”.
When she’s not in the office?
Frances is married with two adult children, a black Labrador and three hens! We asked Frances what she did when she isn’t working. “In my spare time I am an avid reader. I also enjoy crosswords, quiz nights, gardening and generally trying to keep fit”.
You can contact Frances on 01261 832 491 or email her by clicking here.