Raymond Brown – Director

Raymond joined the firm of Hay Cassels in 1986 and has been a partner in the firm since 1989 He graduated with honours from Glasgow University in 1985 and obtained a Diploma in Legal Practice in 1986. He specialises in Employment Law, Civil litigation and Business contracts.  He has practised extensively in the local Courts and at the Employment Tribunals.  He has been a part time judge since 1999 in relation to Social Security Tribunals.

Contact Raymond at rbrown@haycassels.com

Paul Brown – Director

Paul joined the firm as a partner in 2009. He graduated from Strathclyde University in 1998 and obtained a Diploma in Legal Practice in 1999. His fields of expertise include domestic and commercial property market and formation of business contracts. Paul is a member of the Business Network International referral organisation.

Contact Paul at pbrown@haycassels.com

Iain Blackstock – Client Relations Manager

Iain has now retired from professional practice having been a partner with Hay Cassels since 1977. He graduated with from Aberdeen University in 1973. Iain still maintains a connection with the firm and is employed as our Client Relations Manager. He previously operated mainly in the conveyancing department and has a wealth of knowledge of the local domestic conveyancing market. He also held a specialism in Wills and Executries

Contact Iain at: iblackstock@haycassels.com

Valerie Troop – Paralegal F. Insta Pa / Office Manager

Valerie is a Paralegal in the firm and she graduated from Strathclyde University with a certificate in Specialist Civil Court Practice in 2006. She is a member of the Institute of Paralegals having gained Fellowship within this institute. Valerie has particular experience in the field of civil law including Guardianships, Power of Attorney, Divorce, employment law, reparation and debt recovery. She was awarded the Scott and Co Paralegal of the Year award in 2012. Valerie is also our Office Manager. 

Contact Valerie at vtroop@haycassels.com

Dianne Doran – Paralegal F. Insta Pa

Dianne is a Paralegal in the firm and she graduated from Strathclyde University with a certificate of performance in Conveyancing Practice in 2002. She is a member of the Institute of Paralegals having gained Fellowship within this institute.  Dianne has particular experience in the conveyancing field and deals with new conveyancing referrals. She further can turn her hand to dealing with debt recovery, completing guardianship annual accounts, employment law and matrimonial minute of agreements.

Contact Dianne at ddoran@haycassels.com

Gordon Tait - Executry Assistant

Gordon joined the firm in 2003. He deals with the Executries having extensive knowledge of executry work from being a lecturer for 8 years in the executry course in the Society of Law Accountants in Scotland course.

Contact Gordon at gtait@haycassels.com

Muriel MacKenzie - Legal Secretary

Muriel is our longest serving member of staff. She has been with Hay Cassels since 1971. She works within the conveyancing department and is the secretary to both Iain and Paul. Muriel has extensive knowledge in all aspects of conveyancing.

Contact Muriel at mmackenzie@haycassels.com

Frances Peat – Legal Secretary

Frances recently joined the firm in August 2015. Frances is a civil court secretary having experience in family law and employment law. She is the secretary to both Raymond and Anji.

Contact Frances at fpeat@haycassels.com

Kaitlyn Best– Receptionist

Kaitlyn is our receptionist having joined the firm in 2015. She is our friendly front of house and the person you will initially speak with when you telephone or visit the office.

Contact Kaitlyn at reception@haycassels.com

Karen Gracie - Cashier

Karen is our cashier and deals with the financial matters within the company, including the handling and management of clients’ funds. 

Contact Karen at kgracie@haycassels.com