William is our property manager. He is responsible for the estate agency operation and advising clients on all aspects of the sale of their property, land or commercial premises. As such he spends a lot of time studying the market in order that he can advise clients in an informed manner on the selling or buying of property. He is also responsible for our photography and the preparation of our property sales schedules in which he takes a great pride. When we receive offers his study of the property market allows him to advise clients on how to handle negotiations in order to maximise the price achieved. As you can see William is our front line person on sales and as such he is a very busy person. So busy in fact that we can never really get him to stop long enough to get his photograph taken. Well, at least you will recognise the van!
Archie has been a partner of MacRae Stephen & Co for ten years and the sole owner for the last five. He has more than thirty years’ experience in a wide range of legal services from large commercial to rural practice. Archie has experience of work from commercial purchases and sales through commercial and residential leasing to property, matrimonial and private client. Following a period of study Archie recently passed his Property Mark Level 6 Award in Residential Letting and Property Management (Scotland), and is a member of the National Association of Estate Agents. He is the only solicitor in Fraserburgh to have that qualification and is the also the only solicitor to be a member of the NAEA. Archie is well known for his practical and no nonsense approach to the practice of the law and his focus on client needs. He is also a driven businessman and has introduced paperless working in the office with an emphasis on the use of IT to deliver legal services in a cost effective and efficient manner whilst retaining client contact and confidence over all areas of law and all types of client..
Aileen was brought up and educated in Fraserburgh. Aileen joined MacRae Stephen & Co in 1995 as office junior & took up the position of cashier in 1997. Aileen qualified as a Law Accountant in 2002 and now looks after the cashroom and executry department.
David is 17 years old and will be going to university next year to study law. David started out at MacRae Stephen & Co back in September 2015 during work experience week and now works there on a part time basis five days a week preparatory to taking up his formal studies at university after summer 2018. As an I.T. and Business Studies enthusiast David loves the challenge of working in a paperless office whose I.T. systems are second to none in their application and use. David helps out in the legal office doing everything from research to general admin, or at least as much of that as there can be in an office with little or no paper. David also helps out on the leasing side of things. David is responsible for carrying out quarterly inspections on all factored properties, as well as looking after the admin side of things and helping tenants if any problems arise. David is very enthusiastic about becoming a solicitor and will hopefully have a long future here at MacRae Stephen & Co.
Donna started her traineeship at MacRae, Stephen & Co in 2017 having gained legal and management qualifications from Robert Gordon University. Prior to this, she worked at the firm once a week whilst completing her Diploma in order to enhance her legal knowledge. Being originally from Banff, Donna enjoys all that the rural practice has to offer. She has always had a keen interest in being a general practice solicitor and is currently covering a wide variety of the services MacRae, Stephen & Co has to offer, including conveyancing, private client and matrimonial and will gladly tackle anything that is thrown at her.