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THE PARTNERS IN OUR FIRM
Petra Edith Hennig McFatridge has taken on the private client portfolio of the firm specialising in particular in services for our older clients and for clients wishing to organise and plan their future. Her particular areas of work include:
- Will writing
- Executry Work
- Estate planning
- Powers of Attorney (for more information on this topic click here)
- Guardianship and Intervention orders (for more information on this topic click here)
Over the years Mrs McFatridge, in part through her work with the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland, has developed a particular style of communicating sometimes very difficult and complex issues in a way that is easily understood by clients. This is particularly important for our older clients but also for those families suffering a recent bereavement, who need to feel comfortable and understood when seeking advice.
Mrs McFatridge qualified as a German Solicitor and worked in Germany as a judge in the administrative court and later as a specialist in European Law for the German Home Office. She came to Scotland in 1996 and qualified as a Scottish Solicitor as one of the first participants of the Law Society Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test. She first joined Ferguson & Will in 1997 in private practice and then gained experience in court work and local authority related work in the Angus Council Court Team and as a Procurator Fiscal Depute in Dundee. She returned to Ferguson & Will in 2005 when she also accepted an appointment as a Legal Member of the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland. Since her additional appointment as one of the Parking Adjudicators in Scotland in 2008 she dedicates 3 days per week to Ferguson & Will LLP as a partner of the firm.
Gwendoline Wood joined Ferguson & Will LLP in 2008 and became a partner in 2009 and specialises in conv eyancing and related work. Prior to joining this firm, Ms Wood gained experience in all aspects of Private Practise. She was a Scottish winner of the National Training awards in 1996 and operated as a sole practiotioner for a number of years in the Perth area. She is a full time member of the firm and is experienced at providing friendly advice on a variety of legal matters.