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Mark Allan, Richard Shepherd & Tony Dawson

l - r: Mark Allan, Richard Shepherd and Tony Dawson

Every (Collie) Dog Has His Day

Tony Dawson finally retired as a Partner in James & George Collie on 31st March 2018 after 42 years as a partner –for many of which he acted as Managing or Senior Partner.

However, Tony continues to be associated with the firm as a Consultant working similar hours as before!!

He has also managed to persuade the partners that he should retain his office, his parking space and most importantly his modest expense allowance, so the profits at local hostelries are secure!

The continuing partners would like to thank Tony for his long service and dedication to the Firm.

His contact details remain the same as before – (email) and 01224 581581 (telephone).

Other Recent Changes

In addition to Tony Dawson’s retirement mentioned above, there have been some other recent partnership changes.

Two other long-serving partners – Anne-Maryse Churchill and Gregor Sim – stepped down as partners on 31st March, but will continue to be associated with the firm as consultants whilst Mark W Allan, previously an associate, was appointed as a private client partner, on 1st April. Mark joined the Firm in September 2014, and has over 10 years’ experience, primarily in residential conveyancing. Mark can be contacted by email at or by telephone on 01224 581581.

Richard D M Shepherd, managing partner, commented:
“We are delighted to have Mark on board; Mark is exceptionally hard working and we are delighted to recognise the contribution Mark makes to the Firm with this well-deserved appointment.  

We are also very grateful to Anne-Maryse and Gregor for their dedication and loyalty to the firm and its employees and clients and wish them every success in their future endeavours.”

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