Watermans Legal

Watermans Legal

In October 2017, The Wright & Co was acquired by Watermans Solicitors, a personal injury specialist. Rebranded as Watermans Legal, the firm continues to deliver a wide range of services including – Family Law, Estate Agency, Residential Conveyancing, Commercial Law, Wills & Executries & Power of Attorney and Notarising Documents.
Based in Leith and Edinburgh since 1988, the firm has always provided a professional and confidential service to al clients.  Our main office is in Leith, however, we have meeting rooms located in Edinburgh City Centre, The Gyle and can arrange to meet clients anywhere in Scotland.

The Team

Scott Whyte

Managing Director - Solicitor

Donald Wright

Founder - Solicitor & Notary Public

Shawn Wood

Solicitor & Notary Public

Sarah Hay

Solicitor & Notary Public

Louise Stenhouse

Property Manager

Jacquie Sandison

Estate Agent

Ross Baron

Trainee Solicitor


Scott Whyte

I acquired Wright & Co Solicitors in November 2017 and subsequently formed Watermans Legal. This move brought over 30 years’ of local legal expertise into the wider Watermans family. I am committed to building on the solid foundations established by Wright & Co and aim to make Watermans Legal the “go-to” firm for Leith and North Edinburgh.

My own legal background is in civil litigation where I have built up my other legal practice, Watermans Solicitors into one of the leading personal injury firms in Scotland.

Hobbies and interests

Outside of work I train regularly at Lochend Boxing Club, and play football in an attempt to try and keep fit. I also love to cook, travel and watch movies (in no particular order of preference!)

Donald Wright

I set up my own practice in 1988 after completing my LLB and Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Glasgow.

I have 30 years’ experience as a solicitor in Scotland and I specialise in a number of legal areas such financial & property aspects of divorce, commercial property and residential property. I represent clients for both office based legal work and civil court appearances.

Hobbies and Interests

Outside of work I enjoy playing golf, skiing, sailing & playing bridge.
I enjoy helping charities via the office notary service. I recently donated to Dr Bell’s, The Vine Trust, The Teapot Trust & Fetlor.

Shawn Wood

I joined the business in 2013 after completing my LLB and Diploma in Legal Practice at Edinburgh Napier University & the University of Glasgow. I specialise in a wide variety of legal areas including Family Law, Commercial Property, Conveyancing, Wills, Power of Attorney & Executries.

I have acted for clients at both Sheriff Court and Court of Session level. I also have experience in acting for clients in high value commercial and residential property transaction. I really enjoy building relationships with my clients in order to get to know and understand their needs. This allows us to work together to achieve a positive solution.

Hobbies and Interests

Outside of work, I have a Hibernian season ticket and enjoy watching them play home and away.
I also love my music and I’m the lead singer of a local function band. We play in pubs, clubs and at weddings across the country most weekends.

Sarah Hay

I joined the business in 2013 after completing my LLB and Diploma in Legal Practice at Aberdeen University & Stirling University.

I specialise in a variety of areas such as family law, private client and conveyancing. The variety of work is the aspect of the job that I enjoy the most along with the satisfaction of helping clients with advice and solutions at difficult times in their lives.

Hobbies and Interests

Outside of work I enjoy running and I’m a member of a local running group. I also completed my first marathon last year and have signed up to more in the coming months. I enjoy being out in the outdoors as much as possible. In particular, I spend some of my spare time hill walking.
I volunteer as a Panel Member with the Children’s Panel and completed the final part of my training in the summer of 2017

Louise Stenhouse

I’m Louise and I am the Property Manager at Watermans Legal, I joined the business a number of years ago and have been in my current role since 2013.

I specialise in dealing with all aspects of property including estate agency, sales, purchases and transfers. I really enjoy my role as Property Manager and in particular I enjoy building a good relationship with my clients as buying and selling property can often be a stressful time. I endeavour to achieve the best sale price and to make the process as smooth as possible

Hobbies and Interests

Outside of work I love musical theatre and enjoy attending shows. I also enjoy keeping fit, cooking and watching my son play football on a Sunday for Leith Athletic.

Jacquie Sandison

Jacquie’s career started off on Fleet Street, home of the UK’s National press; where she gained a reputation for being a successful sales person and quickly went on to holding management and business development positions.

After returning to her native Scotland, she became a freelance estate agent for a franchise firm and became one of the top 10% performing agents in the country.

Since then, she has held Management positions within two of the UK’s leading Estate Agents brands in London and Edinburgh.

She is known for being friendly, outgoing, determined, motivated and attentive amongst her former colleagues and clients.

Jacquie loves Leith, and the vibrant city of Edinburgh, that she calls home.  A return to Watermans Legal (formerly Wright & Co) was an obvious choice.

Jacquie is passionate about property, going to the theatre and her allotment at Leith Links.

If you are thinking of selling or buying a home, contact Jacquie today.

Ross Baron

I joined Watermans Legal as their first ever Trainee Solicitor in June 2018. I completed my Undergraduate Degree at the University of Dundee, where I was able to spend a year studying abroad in Ankara, Turkey. I completed the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice at the University of Edinburgh. My role as a Trainee Solicitor is to develop my own workload and to assist the other solicitors in our office in a variety of practice areas, including Private Client, Family Law and both Commercial and Residential Conveyancing.

The best part of my job is the variety of practice areas I get to experience. Another highlight of my job is being able to meet with clients regularly.

Outside of work, I like to be active and enjoy long distance running. When I am not running, I enjoy socialising with friends.