Meet The Team

Murdo MacSween

Partner

Murdo originally hails from Portnalong on the Isle of Skye, an area which was founded by crofters from Harris and Lewis. Murdo is a fluent Gaelic speaker and can often be heard speaking to his clients in Gaelic. He studied law at Aberdeen University and after a spell working in Glasgow returned to Skye to take up a partnership with the firm in 1994.

Murdo is married and has one son and in his spare time, on a good day, you'll find him on his boat somewhere in the Sound of Raasay.

Sarah Farr

Partner

Having grown up on Skye, Sarah has always had a keen interest in the area and its people, especially in connection with the crofts and the crofting communities.

After attending Portree High School, Sarah went on to study for her LLB(Hons) at the University of Dundee, however the pull of Skye was too great and as such on completion of her studies, she returned to Skye to work for Ferguson MacSween & Stewart.

Sarah started as a Trainee with Ferguson MacSween & Stewart and over the years has worked her way through to becoming one of the Partners in the Firm.

When not at work, Sarah enjoys spending time with her family and likes to get out and about around the amazing Island that we live on.

Katie MacDonald

Partner

Katie is originally from Bernisdale, a small crofting village just north of Portree. After leaving Portree High School she moved to Glasgow in 1993 and completed her law studies at the University of Strathclyde. She worked in Glasgow until 2007 when she moved back to Skye to take up a position in the firm's Kyle of Lochalsh office becoming a partner in 2013.

When she isn’t working, Katie likes spending her time hill walking on Skye and travelling .

Evelyn Crate

Solicitor

Evelyn is one of our solicitors predominantly based in our Kyle of Lochalsh office. She joined the firm as a trainee solicitor in 2015 and remained with the firm following her qualification.

Originally from Ayrshire, Evelyn read law at the University of Edinburgh and went on to obtain her Diploma in Professional Legal Practice in 2014.

Her areas of works include Residential Conveyancing, Crofting Law, Wills, Powers of Attorney and Executries. She is also a Notary Public.

Since moving to Skye Evelyn has embraced island life and in her spare time enjoys exploring Skye and the Highlands.

Lesley McFall

Solicitor

Lesley is originally from Glasgow and worked for over twenty years in Edinburgh primarily as a court and family lawyer. She is frequently appointed as a curator and reporter in court actions, one of her roles being to safeguard the interests of children in family proceedings. Lesley is also a family mediator accredited by the Law Society of Scotland. Her main areas of speciality include all types of civil court work, Wills and Powers of Attorney, executries, and debt recovery. Lesley is also a Notary Public.

Having relocated to Uist with the dream of living the ‘dolce vita’, the lure of the law was just too much and we are delighted that Lesley joined our team in late 2017. She is a fluent Italian speaker, teaches Italian night classes and enjoys walking her dog on the fabulous Uist beaches in her spare time.

Laura Graham

Paralegal

Laura is a Paralegal based in our Portree Office. She joined the team in 2016 and quickly gained her qualification in Residential Conveyancing from the University of Strathclyde in 2017.

Laura is originally from Skye and has strong links to the local community. As a mum of three, outside of the office, Laura spends most of her time with her husband and her young family. She also enjoys upcycling furniture, running and long walks with the family dog.