Our Principal Solicitor Andrew McLaughlin trained and practised with some of Scotland's leading private firms. Andrew is particularly interested in divorce and family law, adults with incapacity matters and fitness to practise cases. Andrew also takes pride in keeping matters out of court and safely navigating clients away from the stress of litigation and court proceedings where appropriate.
Andrew is an experienced Kirkcaldy family lawyer and also has ample experience of Court of Session cases and similarly has been involved in significant commercial and family law cases in that Court.
Andrew is a graduate of Edinburgh Law School, L.L.B (Hons) Dip L.P. and is a Notary Public. Andrew lives on the Fife Coast with his young family. Outside of practising law he is interested in sports, guitars and foreign languages and culture.
Laura McLaughlin is our Senior Legal Consultant and head of our Leven office.
Laura trained and practised at the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service for 10 years where she appeared in Sheriff and Justice of the Peace courts across Scotland. Laura also worked in a number of specialised units including those dealing with Health and Safety prosecutions, High Court sexual offences, international co-operation and extradition and deaths. Laura's experience dealing with sudden and unexplained deaths has given her a valuable insight into the workings of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service in such cases which proves valuable when advising her clients on the best course of action in relation the conduct of a Fatal Accident Inquiry.
Laura is an experienced litigator, however her experience has also afforded her excellent negotiation skills which she uses to ensure all options are explored on behalf of her clients before litigation is considered. As well as leading the day to day running of our Leven office, Laura leads the firm's criminal defence practice focusing on white collar crime, road traffic law representation and business defence.
In October 2016 Laura was appointed as a Legal Convener of the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland.
Laura is a graduate of Edinburgh Law School where she gained her LLB (hons) and Diploma in Legal Practice. Laura is also a Notary Public.
Jordan Cooper is a second year trainee solicitor and law graduate from the University of Dundee. Jordan assists the team in our core areas of family and child law, mental health and incapacity law, fitness to practise work and business litigation. Jordan assists in the drafting of court documents and helps handle any queries which clients may have on a daily basis. Jordan helps ensure that our cases are thoroughly well prepared.
In her spare time, Jordan likes to take part in various sporting activities and enjoys long walks along the beach with her dog, Zen.
Leanne Sandeman is our secretary and she will usually be the first point of contact for clients when contacting our offices. She assists with handling any client enquiries over the telephone and manages appointments.
Leanne studied at Adam Smith College in Kirkcaldy where she gained an HND in Legal Services graduating in 2013. Leanne joined the team in March 2016 and has already impressed clients and contacts with her friendly manner and professionalism.
Leanne enjoys spending time with her young family and playing in various orchestras, mainly the Scottish Fiddle Orchestra.
Lucy Anderson is our Modern Apprentice. She assists with handling any client enquiries over the telephone and manages appointments for both of our offices.
Lucy joined the team in September 2016 and is currently working whilst undertaking additional qualifications with Fife College in administrative skills. Lucy has a keen interest in all aspects of legal work and is keen to expand her knowledge in this area as she progresses through her career.
In her spare time Lucy enjoys going out with friends and pursuing her interest in beauty and make-up artistry.
McLaughlin & Co
Evans Business Centre
1 Begg Road
John Smith Business Park
Tel: 01592 645 772
Fax: 01592 807 067
McLaughlin & Co
Fife Renewables Innovation Centre
Tel: 01333 424482
Fax: 01592 807 067
Open Saturdays, evening appointments available.