Private Client

Our Peterhead and Ellon offices provide a full range of private client services. Your main contacts in Peterhead are Consultant, Chris Gallon, and Solicitor, Rachel Somner. In Ellon, it is Partner, Brian Jamieson who works alongside our trainee solicitor, Staci-Ann Buchan. Our aim is to provide a comprehensive and friendly service to clients old and new.

Areas of law with which we can provide assistance include:


  • Residential Property Sales
  • Residential Purchases
  • Remortgages
  • Securities
  • Company Work
  • Partnerships
  • Wills
  • Succession Planning
  • Powers of Attorney under Adults with Incapacity Act
  • Executries
  • Employment Law
  • Compromise Agreements
  • Guardianship Applications



Chris Gallon

Chris commenced his legal career with the Firm as an apprentice solicitor in August 1979. He became a Partner in the Firm in 1984 and has seen the changing face of the legal system throughout that time. He has been instrumental in the development of the Firm as it is today. Chris became a consultant to the Firm in January 2016.

Chris specializes in all aspects of Private client work. Areas of work include, Residential Property sales, Purchases and Remortgages, Commercial and Development Property sales, Securities, Leasing, Company and Partnerships, Wills, Succession Planning, Powers of Attorney under Adults with Incapacity Act, Executries and Employment Law.

Brian Jamieson

Brian joined the Firm in 1990 after completing his traineeship and gaining experience as an assistant with other legal firms. He became a Partner in 1992 and has headed up our Ellon office since it opened in 1995.

Brian provides a comprehensive Private client service for his clients including Residential and Commercial sales and Purchases, Conveyancing, Remortgages, Executries, Wills and Succession Planning as well as general private client work. Brian is also able to provide advice on Separation and divorce.

Rachel Somner

Originally from the North East, Rachel gained her legal qualifications at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. She joined Gray & Gray as a trainee solicitor in 2013 and qualified in 2015.

Rachel is based in our Peterhead office and deals with a wide range of private client work including residential conveyancing, executries, wills, and Powers of Attorney under Adults with Incapacity Act.

Staci-Ann Buchan

Staci-Ann lives in Rosehearty and studied at the Robert Gordon University. Graduating with her Diploma in Legal Practice in 2012, she joined Gray & Gray in 2013. She currently works as a Trainee Solicitor based in our Ellon Office.

Staci-Ann can assist our clients in a wide range of private client work including residential conveyancing, preparation of Wills, Power of Attorneys and executry work.