Meet the Team

Trevor Ormiston

Trevor Ormiston established Ormistons Law Practice in 2003 having already practised Mental Health Law for a number of years. Trevor became a solictor in 1998 following completion of his studies at The Univeristy of Edinburgh.  Trevor Ormiston is now recognised as an accredited specialist in the field of Mental Health Law by the Law Society of Scotland. His expertise in this area has led to him dealing with many complex cases over the years and has vast experience representing clients of all backgrounds although has developed a special interest in Forensic cases. In addition he is also a Curator ad Litem for the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland and is regularly appointed to exercse this role. 

Mr Ormiston delivers extensive talks and training on the current legislation relating to Mental Health Law, the implications of changes to the law and the practicalities of these changes that effect professionals. If your organisation wishes to seek training please feel free to contact.

Alison Laing

Alison completed her LLB Honours with Accountancy and Diploma in Legal Practice at the Unversity of Aberdeen. In 2007 she undertook her traineeship with Innes & Mackay in Inverness where she then undertook Private Client work, including Guardianships, as an assistant. Before deciding to specialise in Mental Health Law, Alison also worked in both Civil and Criminal Court with Elliot & Company in Perth and The Morgan Law Partnership in Dunfermline.  Alison joined Ormistons in September 2015 and was appointed as a Curator ad litem to the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland in March 2017. 

Sherylanne McGuinness

Sherylanne completed her LLB honours at Edinburgh Napier University before going on to complete her Diploma in Professional Legal Practice at the University of Edinburgh.  Sherylanne joined Ormistons in 2016 as a Trainee Solicitor. She successfully discharged her traineeship in 2018 at which time happily accepted our offer to stay on with Ormistons. as a fully qualified Solicitor.  Sherylanne has proven a valuable member of our team with a clear passion for all of her cases. 

Vanessa Carlsson-Tait
Solicitor

Amy Robertson
Trainee Solicitor

Lucy Robertson
Solicitor

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