Partners & Directors

Craig BennetCraig Bennet

Craig graduated from Edinburgh University in 1990 and after completing the Diploma in Legal Practice, trained with Macbeth Currie & Co, Dunfermline before moving to Morgans in 1994. He was assumed as a Partner in 1997. Craig specialises in the preparation of wills, executries, guardianships, general commercial business as well as residential and commercial conveyancing.

Craig has been the Dean of the Local Faculty of Solicitors and the President of The Scottish Law Agents Society. In his spare time Craig enjoys spending time with his family (and his dog Beau!).


Claire MorganClaire Morgan

Claire graduated from Strathclyde University in 1996 and after completing the Diploma in Legal Practice, trained with John G Gray & Co, Edinburgh and Thorntons, Dundee. She joined Morgans in 1999 and was assumed as a Partner in 2001.

Claire has a keen interest in property and lettings and oversees the running of these departments as well as specialising in residential conveyancing. Claire also has a BSc in Management. Claire is Treasurer of the Local Faculty of Solicitors. She is a busy mum of 4 so has no spare time!


Russel McPhateRussel McPhate

Russel graduated from Strathclyde University in 1986 and after completing the post graduate Diploma in Legal Practice trained with Carruthers & Co in Lerwick, Shetland. He moved to Fife in 1990, became a partner in Dunfermline firm C-A Petrie in 1999, then a sole practitioner from 2000 until joining Morgans in 2003. Russel deals predominantly with court matters including matrimonial, criminal, and all types of civil litigation. Russel is happily married with two children. Russel is an avid follower of Partick Thistle FC in his spare time and has visited almost all of the football grounds in Scotland, dragging his son along with him!


John MorrisJohn Morris

John graduated from Dundee University in 1994 and after completing the Diploma in Legal Practice he then trained with A.C. Morrison & Richards in Aberdeen. He worked with Johnston & Herron in Lochgelly and McKay & Norwell in Edinburgh before joining Morgans in 2003. John was assumed as Partner in 2005. John is primarily involved in residential conveyancing. In his spare time John enjoys playing golf and is a fan of Aberdeen Football club.