The Flexlaw team
We have an experienced and dedicated central team at Flexlaw, here to help you with your legal needs. If you have any questions please email the team directly or through the main contact points at the foot of the page.
Mark Harrison founded e-Litigate Solicitors in 2005, and is now Managing Partner of FlexLaw. Mark is a highly experienced civil court lawyer, and deals with all types of civil law disputes. In particular, Mark has developed a specialism in the niche area of pursuing and defending cable damage cases on behalf of large utility companies. He also frequently deals with personal injury and debt recovery cases.
Prior to starting FlexLaw, Mark practised as a civil court lawyer for fifteen years with heavyweight, Edinburgh practices. Latterly working in commercial and personal injury litigation, his interest in IT led him to decide to fulfil his long-held ambition of starting his own, high-tech law firm.
Mark is well known amongst clients and colleagues for his practical, problem-solving approach to litigation. He is a highly skilled negotiator, and always takes a pride in achieving the best possible result for his clients.
In his spare time, Mark likes to indulge his passion for the outdoors, and he can sometimes be found munro-bagging, mountain biking, and even paragliding!
Colin Heggie, who joined Flexlaw in 2017 as a consultant, has over 30 years’ experience in employment law and civil litigation. He has worked as an in-house Government lawyer, in well-known Edinburgh legal firms and, latterly, in his own practice, Heggie Alexander.
In the employment sphere he acts for both employers and employees and can therefore bring a rounded perspective to dealing with difficult legal issues. He has extensive experience of representing clients in Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal, and because of his Sheriff Court and Court of Session experience is well placed to deal with issues such as breach of contract, and in particular, restrictive covenants.
Colin can also turn his hand to most other types of civil litigation and has acted for clients in a number of high value disputes in the Court of Session.
Colin lived in Edinburgh until recently but now is in the Scottish Borders. His main interest outside the law is classical music. He has sung with a number of professional groups, including the Choir of St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Edinburgh where he was a layclerk for many years. He is currently the Registrar (Legal Adviser) for the Diocese of Edinburgh in the Scottish Episcopal Church.
Claire Maguire re-joined Flexlaw in 2018 as a Consultant Solicitor. Claire has over 20 years experience in civil and commercial litigation, working in large and medium city centre firms throughout her career. She has dealt with all types of litigation including debt recovery, breach of contract, professional negligence claims, Health & Safety statutory prosecutions, property disputes including landlord/tenant, rights in title, servitudes, neighbour and boundary disputes – and was the solicitor instructed for the Pursuers in the reported case of Johnson, Thomas & Thomas v T Smith and TG & V Properties Ltd. She has extensive experience in seeking many different types of interdict. Claire also acts for company directors and has experience in complex director disputes.
Claire is based in Glasgow although travels throughout Scotland attending different Sheriff Courts and offers the personal touch to clients: being happy to meet at their place of business or home, whichever suits. She is committed to her clients and tries to reach a resolution in her cases as soon as this may be achieved. She prides herself in ensuring her clients are advised as clearly as possible in the legalistic world of litigation.
Claire’s family life and two children take up most of her free time but, when able, she enjoys helping charities including the British Heart Foundation, having been actively involved in raising funds for them. She also loves music of all types and plays the piano. She attends the theatre and concerts and gigs across Scotland.
John M Fotheringham
John Fotheringham has been a solicitor for 43 years and is recognised as an expert in the sphere of child and family law, particularly in respect of child support and aliment. He has been involved with every aspect of Child Support since the inception of the CSA in 1993 as advisor, as Tribunal Chairman and as representative on behalf of many mothers and as many fathers. He has lectured on the topics of child support and aliment to audiences of lawyers in Scotland and England and to students at Edinburgh University. He is the General Editor of the Butterworth Scottish Family Law Service and writes its child support material.
John acts for members of the public direct and also provides Opinions for solicitors whose clients may have child support or aliment problems. He is happy to accept instruction for representation at Tribunals when required.