Sheila E Ritchie LLB., N.P.
Sheila, a native of Perth, is a graduate of the University of Aberdeen. After her training, she joined Iain Smith and Company, where she worked in property development for the senior director and in due course became a partner herself. She left after being elected to Gordon District Council, to become a director in Alistair Gibb and Company, and after 7 years there, joined a number of former colleagues at Grant Smith Law Practice. She has been a partner then director with GSLP since 1995.
She works mainly on commercial and corporate matters - leases, property purchases, mergers and acquisitions, and company structures, particularly for new starts and developing businesses. She also represents one of the major Housing Associations in the North East, and does a lot of immigration work, an otherwise under-provided area of law in Aberdeen. She has sat on more voluntary committees than most people have heard of, but has a continuing interest in conservation, politics and rural development. She is a member of the Society of Advocates, the local branch of Women in Property and is active within Business Network International.