0141 570 1111, 07458 305477
126 Drymen Road, Bearsden, East Dunbartonshire, G61 3RB. DX 556107, BEARSDEN

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Scottish Legal Accountants

126 Drymen Road


East Dunbartonshire

G61 3RB

DX 556107



0141 570 1111

07458 305477

Our People

David Cassidy, SLA

Managing Director

David worked in Private Client practice for a number of the largest law firms in Scotland for 15 years, prior to forming Scottish Legal Accountants. David’s specialisms include Private Client, Civil, Commercial and Insolvency matters. David lectured, for a number of years, in Trusts and Legal Accounting Practice for the Society of Law Accountants in conjunction with the Law Society of Scotland.

Fiona Cassidy, BA (Hons)

Operations Director

Fiona began her career working as a Licensed Conveyancer. After leaving private practice, she worked within a Legal Property Services Company, responsible for auditing law firms throughout the UK. Key areas included developing best practice and conducting service reviews. Fiona also has extensive experience in the planning and development of bespoke legal training events. Fiona deals with all Operational matters in relation to the running of SLA and her specialism is Conveyancing matters.

John Steven


John was the Auditor of Faculty at the Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow before joining us in October 2010. John is one of the foremost Law Accountants in Scotland and is renowned for his balanced approach to audit and feeing. John’s specialisms include Private Client and Commercial matters.

Kenneth Dunsmuir


Kenny has a broad range of experience in Private Client legal accounting, specialising in Executry, Trust, Personal Taxation and Civil matters. A qualified Executry & Trust Paralegal, he has worked for a number of leading law firms in Scotland, and joined Scottish Legal Accountants from one of the largest Accountancy firms in the UK.

Michelle Gallagher, SLA


Michelle is a SOLAS qualified law accountant, specialising in Testate & Intestate Estates, Taxation and Estate Accounting. Michelle has worked for a number of law firms in Scotland, and practised in Private Client Administration & Accounting for 7 years prior to joining Scottish Legal Accountants.

Denise Barbour, SLA

Legal Aid Law Accountant

Denise is an experienced law accountant, specialising in Criminal Litigation, who looks after a diverse range of Legal Aid matters. With over 10 years’ experience as Practice Manager at a number of law firms, Denise has an excellent knowledge of the Law Society Accounts Rules, Money Laundering and Management Accounts.

Bernie Shepherd


Bernie joined Scottish Legal Accountants from a large Global Law Firm. He has worked in a number of roles within the Legal sector for over 20 years, which has provided him with a wealth of relevant experience in understanding all aspects and requirements of Law firms from a practical and financial perspective.

Gareth May, BA Hons

Trainee Chartered Accountant

Gareth has an honours degree in Accountancy, and will undertake his full Accountancy qualification at SLA. Gareth joined SLA in October 2013, having previously worked in logistics and delivery service for a major UK mail and courier company. At Scottish Legal Accountants, Gareth provides valuable assistance in the preparation of Trust, Executry and POA Accounts.

Robert Dempsey

Administration Supervisor

Robbie offers valuable support to the team at Scottish Legal Accountants, undertaking various clerical and administrative duties including updating clients’ records.