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Our People

Meet our friendly, attentive, trusted and experienced team.



Derek Bell

Derek has 32 years of practical experience under his belt and has been with Clark Boyle for 25 of them. He deals with multiple aspects of commercial and residential conveyancing and works closely with his well-established team to provide a service which is highly valued by our clients. When he’s not working, Derek enjoys a range of outdoor activities such as golf, skiing and hillwalking.

Lauren Heaney

Lauren has been a member of the Clark Boyle team since 2012, originally training with us and ultimately becoming a Director in 2020. She is dedicated to helping clients throughout Scotland in connection with commercial property and business matters. Lauren also has extensive experience in complex residential property transactions. Within the management team, Lauren undertakes an anti-money laundering and financial compliance role. Lauren is a member of the Law Society of Scotland and is a Notary Public. Before commencing her career with us she obtained a Batchelor of Laws with Honours; Diploma in Professional Legal Practice and a post graduate Master of Laws from the University of Strathclyde. Beyond work, Lauren enjoys gardening, cooking and travelling.

Graham Queen

Graham has been with Clark Boyle for 30 years and has been a leading light in the residential conveyancing scene for over 32 years. He prides himself in his extensive knowledge of the Scottish residential markets and property law and is involved in business development within Clark Boyle. He also undertakes private client work including Wills and Powers of Attorney. Outside work he enjoys antiques, spending time with his family and pursuing voluntary work with community groups across the city.

Laurence Reilly

Laurence was one of the founders of Clark Boyle in 1986 and has over 35 years’ experience helping clients throughout Scotland. He provides invaluable advice and experience on a wide variety of legal matters including all types of private client services, business matters and property transactions. Laurence is a trusted confidante and advisor of many of our well-established clients and often advises several generations of the same family on their personal and commercial legal affairs. Away from the office Laurence enjoys travel, watching competitive sport, and spending time with his family.



Karen Murray

Karen qualified in 2010 and joined Clark Boyle in 2022, to head up our Private Client Department. Karen deals with Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, estate and succession planning and administration of estates. Karen has extensive experience in dealing with complex estates. Outwith work, Karen enjoys walking, cooking, and spending time with family.

Christopher Traynor

Chris qualified as a solicitor in 2021, having completed his traineeship at one of Scotland’s top commercial law firms. Chris then worked in general commercial property at that firm and gained experience in a wide range of commercial, residential and land property transactions. Chris currently works in the Commercial Property team at Clark Boyle with Derek Bell and Lauren Heaney. He undertakes a variety of commercial property work, including sales and purchases, investment asset management work for owners, financing and commercial leasing. Outside of work, Chris enjoys running, hotpod yoga and collecting rare books.


Lynn Boyd


Irene Buist


Catherine Holmes


Bev Maxwell


Kristy McShane


Gillian Ritchie


Susan Robson


Sandra Bennett


Sylvia Currie


Anne Green


Lorraine Miller


Joan Nimmo


Ann Marie Orr


Lisa Thomson


Financial Services

Alison Duffin

Financial Advisor

June Cresswell

Administrative Assistant

Legal Secretaries

Hayleigh Cox

Legal Secretary

Andrina Shevlin

Legal Secretary

Lyndsey Slamin

Legal Secretary

Claims Department

Graeme McKean

Claims Negotiator


Leigh Fleming


Administrative Support

Debbie Campbell

Administrative Assistant

Kerri Coyle

Administrative Assistant

Leonie McDonald

Administrative Assistant

Practice Manager

Kirstien Roxburgh

Practice Manager

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Find out what our clients think about us

I just wanted to thank you for your work and tell you how much I appreciate your quick responses and keeping me in the loop with each stage. You have made it so easy for me and I really appreciate it


Clark Boyle were so helpful as we bought our first house. Kristy McShane was so helpful and prompt and made the whole process a breeze. Couldn't recommend enough.

Clark Boyle & Co were extremely professional from start to finish. We were on quite a tight schedule to complete our home purchase however Bev who we dealt with did everything she could to enable everything to go through on time. A+++ service. Thank you for everything.

Dealt with Susan Robson and Lisa Thomson. Communication from both was first class. They showed great care and attention to the transaction (overseeing property sale) and I would have no hesitation recommending their service.

My sister-in-law purchased a flat in Glasgow about a year ago. She used Clark Boyle for the conveyancing and was happy with the service provided. So, when we decided in November to buy a flat in Glasgow we thought we'd go with them too. It was a good decision; they were friendly, fast and efficient. We were especially impressed with our lawyer, a partner in the firm, who's local knowledge and keen negotiating skills impressed and indeed saved us a substantial sum of money and the deal was completed before Christmas - thanks Graham. We're happy to recommend Clark Boyle and we'd use them again in the future.

Anne Green, of Clark Boyle, made my house purchase effortless. I would use this firm again.

We have used Clark Boyle several times and each time the service has been fantastic. Irene has handled the selling and purchase of our property twice. She is really knowledgable, is always there to answer any questions and gave us the confidence that we had nothing to worry about. She made the process so easy and we knew we could leave the buying and selling of our home in her hands. We have also used Clark Boyle for our wills and again the service was fantastic.

Hi Irene, Thanks very much. A big thanks as well for all the help you have provided. I honestly wish you were involved in all the other buying/selling transactions we’ve been involved in over the last 6 months to get to this stage. You have simply been absolutely amazing to deal with. You have explained the process at all stages and answered all questions quickly and efficiently. You have provided all the guidance and help we have needed while keeping a professional but extremely friendly (and welcomed!!!) attitude. Again, a massive thanks from Gillian and I for all you have done. I wish you all the best in your future.

Clark Boyle made the sale of our house easy. They helped explain everything in an easy fashion. Lyndsey in particular was approachable and understanding of our situation.

Dear Susan, Please accept my thanks for your professionalism and perseverance in finally and successfully concluding the sale of my mothers' property today. This despite the intransigence, unreasonable demands and apparent inability of the purchasing client solicitor to properly communicate or engage with you throughout the whole selling process.

Irene handled the purchase of our new home, and she couldn't have been more helpful and professional. We were especially grateful as we were buying in Scotland for the first time, and Irene's support and guidance were incredibly reassuring. Such great service stays in the memory!

I found Clark Boyle by chance & thank goodness I did! I was buying a house in Scotland, relocating from East Sussex. I was assigned a fantastic lady by the name of Lynn Boyd, she looked after us so well, each step was explained as we progressed forward with the sale. It was made so much less stressful due to Lynn's due diligence and hard work. We have ended up with the house of our dreams & I can't thank Lynn enough 🙂

Great service from Lynn and the team at Clark Boyle. Kept me in the loop very promptly throughout the sale process and everything went smoothly. Very efficient, highly recommend.

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