People

Colin Styles

Colin Styles

Senior Partner

Colin is the firm’s senior partner based in Forres. He graduated with a Law Degree in 1981 and Diploma in Legal Practice from Glasgow University in 1982. He then joined a local Forres Practice where he served as a Trainee, then an Assistant Solicitor and finally a Partner until 1995. In 1995 he joined Cockburns and opened their office in Forres. His main areas of work are domestic conveyancing (house sales and purchases) commercial conveyancing, commercial leasing and the preparation of Wills and Powers of Attorney.
David Adams

David Adams

Partner

David is a partner in the firm and graduated from Glasgow University in 1984. He spent the next 14 years practising Law in Glasgow and around the Clyde coast. He moved to Moray with his family in 1998 to take up a post at Cockburns. He specialises in Civil Court work with an emphasis on family law and debt collection. He assists clients in the preparation of Wills and Powers of Attorney.
Ashleigh Macgregor

Ashleigh Macgregor

Solicitor

Ashleigh is a solicitor and notary public with the firm. She graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 2019 and trained with the firm, qualifying as a solicitor in 2021. Ashleigh is based at our Elgin office and specialises in residential conveyancing, commercial leasing and private client work

Cherry Fairley

Cherry Fairley

Solicitor

Qualified as a Solicitor in England in 2004 after training at a Firm in London. In 2005 she made the move to Scotland and undertook the conversion course to practice as a Scottish Solicitor and Notary Public. After working at firms in Elgin and running her own practice she joined Cockburns in 2022. Cherry’s areas of work are residential conveyancing, Wills and Powers of Attorney.

Heather Patterson

Heather Patterson

Estate Agency Manager

Heather is our Estate Agency Manager who joined us in 2007 with considerable experience in such matters. Heather spent 12 years as an Advertising Field and Telesales Executive for the Moray and Nairn Newsgroup after 2 years with General Accident Property Services as property valuer and sales negotiator. She also worked at Robertsons of Elgin Limited for 3 years as the residential sales and marketing co-ordinator and in total has over 16 years direct experience of the property market in the local area.

General

We also have several qualified Paralegals covering domestic conveyancing and executry work.

Michelle Ettles has been with the firm for 18 years and deals with executry matters as a qualified paralegal.

Marie Brown & Joyce Sutherland, who have over 45 year’s experience between them, have recently qualified as Paralegals specialising in Residential Conveyancing.  Marie is based in our Elgin office assisting Ashleigh Macgregor whilst Joyce is in our Forres office assisting Colin Styles.

In addition, we have an excellent support team comprising administrative and secretarial staff with a wealth of experience and many have been with the firm for a considerable number of years. They offer a friendly and professional backup service.

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