Euan Stirrat LLB (Hons), NP
Joined John Jackson & Dick in 1976, partner in 1978, and Senior Partner / Managing Director since 1997
Has over 35 years experience in Commercial Property and Leasing transactions, for both landlords & tenants, in offices, shops, factories, hotels & licensed premises. Often transacts for pension SIPP's and SSAS's. Formerly accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Commercial Property Leasing.
Handles purchases and sales of business, from small to multi-million £, both share and asset transactions, MBO's, restructuring, and associated matters. Has handled all the firmsí major commercial transactions since the late 1980ís. Can deal with associated work in licensing, employment, intellectual property, etc.
Formerly handled a wide variety of work, including conveyancing, criminal trials civil litigation, employment tribunals, licensing appeals, and family law. Still regularly directs policy on difficult court actions, including Court of Session. Previous experience in litigation includes reported cases, in licensing, health & safety, pension division in divorce, and interest on damages. Rare among commercial lawyers in having practical experience of litigation.
User of IT to improve business efficiency, service, and communications. Enjoys practising law and new challenges, and has a 'can do' attitude to tight deadlines. Recognises that clients are entitled to high standards of expertise, delivered efficiently, professionally and courteously, at fair cost.
Kenneth Miller LLB, NP
After several years with major firms in Edinburgh, joined John Jackson & Dick in 1984, and assumed as partner 1985. Originally trained in commercial property and security work, and still handling some, but now in charge of the firmís substantial domestic conveyancing practice, covering offices in Hamilton and Strathaven. Works closely with the firmís successful estate agency department. Also handles site acquisition and sales for builder / developers, and property security work for bank clients.
Pauline Milligan LLB (Hons) DipLP NP
Director - qualified solicitor in Scotland 1994, also England 1998, and as Barrister & Solicitor in New Zealand 2005. Formerly in-house solicitor with a major insurance company, then Associate with Dundas & Wilson handling banking, regulatory and compliance work, and almost three years in New Zealand as general practitioner. Joined JJ&D in 2007 to head Private Client Department, handling Inheritance Tax and estate planning, Trusts and investments with associated taxation planning, and advising on administration of assets of elderly and incapacitated clients, with enduring financial & welfare Powers of Attorney and applications for appointment of Guardians. Appointed as Director on 6 April 2017.
John Gildea, LLB, DipLP, MSc.
Associate - formerly an Advocate with nearly 20 years experience of court work, both criminal and civil. Appearances included the High Court, Court of Session and the Privy Council. Thereafter an associate solicitor for over six years at an Edinburgh personal injury firm.
Notable recent successes include recovering over £1 million for employees in equal pay compensation from South Lanarkshire Council.
Joined JJ&D in 2017 to head up the Litigation Department. Covering all areas of litigation and dispute resolution, including personal injury claims, employment law and family law matters.
Fully qualified as a Civil Solicitor Advocate.
Trainee Solicitor. While completing her post-graduate Diploma, Fiona worked with us part-time from 2015, then joined us as Trainee Solicitor in September 2016, assisting our solicitors in various areas of legal practice, and taking a lead role on co-ordinating the introduction of new technology across the practice in late 2016.