Meet the team

Who we are

Our firm had its genesis when John Pattison and William Sim, both solicitors in Paisley, joined forces in 1905. We have occupied our office at 19 Glasgow Road, Paisley, since the 1950s, having moved there from St Mirren Brae. In 2000, we opened our office at 117 Byres Road, in Glasgow’s West End.

We undertake our legal work at both of our offices.

Our estate agency department is one of the most successful in the west of Scotland. Based in our Byres road office the department can market your property in any part of Glasgow or Renfrewshire. We’ve been selling houses for one hundred years, and our team has a vast wealth of experience, which will ensure that your property sale is dealt with professionally and efficiently, and that the maximum price is achieved.

BRIDGET M. MCLAREN LL.B; DIP.L.P; N.P.

Solicitor

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Born in Paisley and raised in Elderslie, Bridget graduated from Strathclyde University. Bridget joined the firm in 1991, completed her traineeship, and became a partner in 1999.

A background in a variety of the firm’s work gradually evolved and Bridget acts in all areas of private client work including conveyancing, preparation of Wills and Powers of Attorney and winding up of estates. Bridget finds working with our older clients very rewarding.

Bridget also deals with the firm’s commercial and corporate practice and has acted for a wide range of clients, large and small, in dealing with the sale and purchase of their businesses and acquisition and sale of property. Bridget has a reputation as a canny advisor, and for leading clients through difficult transactions.

From 2013 Bridget has been the treasurer of the Faculty of Procurators in Paisley. Out of the office, Bridget enjoys watching football and is an avid supporter. She is usually a regular visitor to the gym, and enjoys spending time with her friends and family.

Born in Paisley and raised in Elderslie, Bridget graduated from Strathclyde University. Bridget joined the firm in 1991, completed her traineeship, and became a partner in 1999.

A background in a variety of the firm’s work gradually evolved and Bridget acts in all areas of private client work including conveyancing, preparation of Wills and Powers of Attorney and winding up of estates. Bridget finds working with our older clients very rewarding.

Bridget also deals with the firm’s commercial and corporate practice and has acted for a wide range of clients, large and small, in dealing with the sale and purchase of their businesses and acquisition and sale of property. Bridget has a reputation as a canny advisor, and for leading clients through difficult transactions.

From 2013 Bridget has been the treasurer of the Faculty of Procurators in Paisley. Out of the office, Bridget enjoys watching football and is an avid supporter. She is usually a regular visitor to the gym, and enjoys spending time with her friends and family.

MELANIE PATERSON LL.B (HONS); DIP.L.P

Associate

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Melanie attained her Batchelor of Laws degree in 2015 from Strathclyde University and joined the team in December that year. She was awarded her Diploma in Professional Legal Practice in 2016 and remained with us as a trainee solicitor. Melanie qualified as a solicitor in 2018.

Melanie works from both of our offices. She has a keen interest in Conveyancing and Private Client work, although is no stranger to the court room. Melanie is skilful in dealing with our clients in what can often be stressful situations, such as moving house.

Out of the office, Melanie enjoys travelling, zumba and spending time with friends and family.

Melanie attained her Batchelor of Laws degree in 2015 from Strathclyde University and joined the team in December that year. She was awarded her Diploma in Professional Legal Practice in 2016 and remained with us as a trainee solicitor.Melanie qualified as a Solicitor in June 2018 and was promoted to Associate in January 2020.

Melanie works from both of our offices. She has a keen interest in Conveyancing and Private Client work, although is no stranger to the court room. Melanie has quickly established herself as hardworking and knowledgeable, and is proving to be enormously popular with our clients.

Out of the office, Melanie enjoys travelling, zumba and spending time with friends and family.

ALISON BAKER

Paralegal

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Alison is a paralegal, and personal assistant to the partners. She is registered as a para-legal with the Law Society of Scotland and is a member of the Scottish Paralegal Association. Alison trained as a legal secretary, and worked in a number of firms gaining experience before joining Pattison & Co. in 2002.

Multi-talented, Alison takes all the work the partners throw at her in her stride. From conveyancing, to court work, and everything in-between, Alison is extremely knowledgeable and able.

Partners in law firms can be very busy people, and are often out at court or seeing clients. Alison is an excellent port of call for clients, as she is always in, and she likes to keep her finger on the pulse.

Alison organises the court diary. Court instructions can be emailed to court@pattisonandcompany.com – but please take a minute to ‘phone to make sure we have them.

Out of the office, Alison looks after her two young children, keeps fit, and enjoys going to gigs.

Alison is a paralegal, and personal assistant to Bridget. She is registered as a para-legal with the Law Society of Scotland and is a member of the Scottish Paralegal Association. Alison trained as a legal secretary, and worked in a number of firms gaining experience before joining Pattison & Co. in 2002.

Multi-talented, Alison takes all the work thrown at her in her stride. From conveyancing, to court work, and everything in-between, Alison is extremely knowledgeable and able.

Partners in law firms can be very busy people, and are often out at court or seeing clients. Alison is an excellent port of call for clients, as she is always in, and she likes to keep her finger on the pulse.

Alison organises the court diary. Court instructions can be emailed to court@pattisonandcompany.com – but please take a minute to ‘phone to make sure we have them.

Out of the office, Alison looks after her two young children, keeps fit, and enjoys going to gigs.

NEERAJ MAHINDRU

Estate Agency and Lettings Manager

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Born and-raised in Carnoustie, Neeraj graduated from Robert Gordon University with a BA (Hons) in Public Policy and Management and spent five years in the hospitality industrybefore embarking on a career in Estate Agency, Lettings & Property Management.

Neeraj has worked in the industry for over 14 years and has extensive knowledge of the housing market in both Renfrewshire & Glasgow. In 2018 Neeraj attained his Letwell Accreditation and is always on hand to provide expert property advice in buying, selling and letting.

Outside of the office neeraj enjoys spending time with his family, going to the gym, playing snooker and watching footba

Born and-raised in Carnoustie, Neeraj graduated from Robert Gordon University with a BA (Hons) in Public Policy and Management and spent five years in the hospitality industry before embarking on a career in Estate Agency, Lettings & Property Management.

Neeraj has worked in the industry for over 14 years and has extensive knowledge of the housing market in both Renfrewshire & Glasgow. In 2018 Neeraj attained his Letwell Accreditation and is always on hand to provide expert property advice in buying, selling and letting.

Outside of the office Neeraj enjoys spending time with his family, going to the gym, playing snooker and watching football.

MAUREEN FERGUSON

Sales Negotiator

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Maureen is the doyen of our estate agency department. She grew up in Kilmalcolm, then spent many years in the aviation industry, and latterly had a senior position with American Airlines. Maureen then switched careers to estate agency, starting in Countrywide in Paisley.

In 2001, she joined Pattison & Co. at our estate agency office in Byres Road. Maureen has considerable estate agency experience therefore in both Renfrewshire and Glasgow’s West End, the two biggest areas in which we sell property.
As well as selling and letting our client’s properties, Maureen often assists Bridget with noting interest for purchase clients.

Maureen now lives in Kilbarchan, where, in her spare time she tends her garden. She still loves travelling, and enjoys cooking. Her household is dominated by Jonny the cat.

Maureen is the doyen of our estate agency department. She grew up in Kilmalcolm, then spent many years in the aviation industry, and latterly had a senior position with American Airlines. Maureen then switched careers to estate agency, starting in Countrywide in Paisley.

In 2001, she joined Pattison & Co. at our estate agency office in Byres Road. Maureen has considerable estate agency experience therefore in both Renfrewshire and Glasgow’s West End, the two biggest areas in which we sell property.
As well as selling and letting our client’s properties, Maureen often assists Bridget with noting interest for purchase clients.

Maureen now lives in Kilbarchan, where, in her spare time she tends her garden. She still loves travelling, and enjoys cooking. Her household is dominated by Jonny the cat.

SUSAN REID

Cashroom Assistant

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Prior to joining Pattison & Co., after a career break, Susan was employed for 20 years as a civil servant, with responsibilities that included marketing and interviewing. Susan’s administrative skills are second to none: she has been a member of the Old Paisley Society for 10 years, and is currently their secretary.

Apart from looking after her family, Susan’s interests include walking and reading.

Prior to joining Pattison & Co., after a career break, Susan was employed for 20 years as a civil servant, with responsibilities that included marketing and interviewing. Susan’s administrative skills are second to none: she has been a member of the Old Paisley Society for 10 years, and is currently their secretary.

Apart from looking after her family, Susan’s interests include walking and reading.

BRIAN DALY

Viewing Agent

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Brian is a retired Police officer who joined the team in April 2017 after working in the public sector for more than 30 years.

Brian conducts our accompanied viewings, puts up (and takes down) ‘for sale’ boards, checks our managed tenanted properties, and drives our wee white van.

In his spare time he enjoys hillwalking and playing badminton.

Brian is a retired Police officer who joined the team in April 2017 after working in the public sector for more than 30 years.

Brian conducts our accompanied viewings, puts up (and takes down) ‘for sale’ boards, checks our managed tenanted properties, and drives our wee white van.

In his spare time he enjoys hillwalking and playing badminton.