Meet our team

Lauren Daly, Director

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Lauren completed her two year legal traineeship in Glasgow and Edinburgh with Maclay Murray and Spens LLP (now Dentons). She is from Kirkcaldy, attended Kirkcaldy West Primary and Balwearie High School and obtained her Law Degree and Diploma in legal practice both at Dundee University.

Lauren has an interest in commercial property and has acted for both landlord and tenant during all stages of commercial leases. She also has a lot of experience in the sale and purchase of commercial property. Lauren is also a skilled and experienced practitioner in and deals on a daily basis with residential conveyancing.

Lauren is married and has three children: two boys and a girl.

Fiona Ford, Director

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Fiona originally comes from Lanarkshire and graduated from Aberdeen University in 1981. She obtained her post graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from Dundee University in 1982 and has spent the years since then in practice as a solicitor both in private practice and local government where she gained a wealth of experience in conveyancing and estate agency and in dealing with commercial and domestic property as well as private client work involving wills, executries, separations and divorce. Fiona now heads up our Estate Agency department and has grown it vastly over the years since she started the firm of FDL. If you are considering putting your house on the market give Fiona a call and you will gain valuable advice from her many years of working in this field. 

Fiona's has 3 adult children, 4 grandchildren and 1 dog. 

Nigel Ford, Consultant

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Born in Kirkcaldy, Nigel graduated from Aberdeen University in 1981 and then completed a Post Graduate Legal Practice Diploma there before commencing legal practice in 1982. His Traineeship was with the former firm of Clark Oliver (now Thorntons) in Angus. Nigel has worked in the years since in private practice, gaining experience at assistant and partner level in both court and non court related matters with other firms.

Nigel is our highly regarded and vastly experienced Legal Consultant. With many years of experience in dealing with matters relating to wills, executries and family law, he provides our clients with sympathetic and professional advice in these areas.

When he does have spare time, Nigel's interests include both watching and playing football and walking his dog. He is a lifelong follower and supporter of Raith Rovers and a former Director of the Club.


Scott Ford, Solicitor

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Scott is from Kirkcaldy and attended Kirkcaldy West Primary and Balwearie High School before obtaining his Scots Law Degree and Diploma in Legal Practice at Dundee University in 2008 and 2009 respectively. Scott has spent all of his legal career training and practicing in Fife. 

Scott now has a vast experience in dealing with a variety of transactions and mainly specialises in dealing with private client matters including wills, powers of attorney and executries, as well as also being a very experiened and highly regarded residential conveyancing practitioner.

Scott is an avid sports fan and is a lifelong supporter of Raith Rovers, regularly attending matches both home and away. He is the proud owner of 2 lovely dogs, one of which he rescued from a slaughterhouse in China in 2019.

Lynne Mackie, Accedited Paralegal

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Lynne comes from Levenmouth and has worked in legal practice since 1993.

Lynne is a loyal and dedicated member of our staff and she has accumulated a vast amount of experience over the years in dealing with clients directly in relation to the many and varied legal issues on which the firm is consulted.

Lynne is our Snr Conveyancing Paralegal, and is qualified and fully Accredited with the Law Society of Scotland. Lynne also deals with many of the day to day enquiries which clients of the firm have.

Lynne enjoys cycling, walking and gardening.

Amie Ross, Accredited Paralegal

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Amie is a former pupil of Kirkcaldy High School and left there in 1999 to work as an office junior with another local firm of solicitors. Thereafter, she gained a huge practical experience as a legal receptionist / property assistant and conveyancing secretary.

Amie is a loyal and dedicated member of staff who is a Conveyancing Paralegal, being fully Accredited by the Law Society of Scotland. Amie is very highly experienced in residential conveyancing.

Amie likes socialising with her friends and is an avid Raith Rovers fan. She is also an animal lover.

Emily Young, Trainee Paralegal/Legal Secretary

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Emily joined Fords Daly Legal in July 2014. She is from Glenrothes and studied at St. Andrews High School in Kirkcaldy.

Emily has completed the Modern Apprenticeship in Paralegal Practice with us and is now undertaking her Accredited Paralegal Traineeship with the view to soon becoming a Law Society Accredited Conveyancing Paralegal. Emily assists all fee earners with work and also has a lot of experienced working within our Estate Agency Department. 

Emily loves her dog Ella and enjoys socialising with her friends in her spare time.

Brooke McKenzie, Estate Agency Assistant

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Brooke joined us after leaving Auchmuty High School and now has a number of years experience with FDL - she is usually the friendly voice you will hear on the other end of the phone when you call us!

Brooke has gained a wealth of experience from Fiona assisting her in our Estate Agency department. She is an excellent sales negotiator, with a passion for dealing with properties. Brooke is well loved by our clients and property viewers alike.

Brooke is also a dog lover and enjoys socialising with her friends.