Three new consultant solicitors for Inksters

Three new consultant solicitors for Inksters

Pictured: Stephanie-Christie Carmichael and Jackie Jobson. Credit: Iain McLean

Inksters has grown its consultant solicitor practice during the pandemic and opened a new office on the Isle of Eigg.

The firm recently celebrated 22 years in business and now focusses solely on the consultancy model, which sees all of its solicitors benefit financially directly from the fruits of their own labours with remuneration on a fee-sharing basis.

Stephanie Christie-Carmichael joined Inksters in Glasgow from EBS Trustees. She deals with executry and estate administration, wills and power of attorney advice, inheritance tax, trust and succession planning across Scotland, England and Wales.

She manages over 70 trusts with around £40m of current and contingent assets under influence as well as acting as trustee for some of her clients.

Jackie Jobson who lives on the Isle of Eigg now works there too with Inksters establishing an office for her at An Laimhrig. She deals with civil and criminal court matters and now covers dispute resolution for Inksters in the western Highlands and Islands from her base on Eigg.

The third consultant solicitor to join Inksters during lockdown is Sarah Windsor. Based in Inverness, she joins Inksters from Innes & Mackay. She deals exclusively in family law matters, including separation/divorce, all child law matters, adoption and cohabitee claims.

Brian Inkster, CEO of Inksters, said: “I am delighted to have three such talented solicitors join our team during the pandemic. It adds to the expertise available to our clients and extends our geographical reach to now 10 locations throughout Scotland. It also demonstrates the attractiveness of the consultancy model to solicitors who want the freedom of how, where and when they work.”

A recent report by Arden Partners concluded that “consultant law firms are disrupting the legal services market” with a prediction that by 2026 there will be 50,000 consultant lawyers in such firms in the UK. Inksters was one of the first law firms to adopt this model in Scotland over eight years ago.

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