Watermans Legal

Watermans Legal

In October 2017, The Wright & Co was acquired by Watermans Accident Claims and Care, a personal injury specialist based in Edinburgh and Glasgow. 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 all clients.  Our main office is in Leith at 5e Giles Street, very close to Lothian Buses routes 22, 35, 36 and 16. However, we also have meeting rooms in Edinburgh City Centre and at the Gyle and can arrange to meet clients anywhere in Scotland. Home visits are also possible and travel expenses will be kept to a minimum.

The Team

Donald Wright

Solicitor & Notary Public

Shawn Wood

Solicitor & Notary Public

Louise Stenhouse

Property Manager

Sarah Hay

Solicitor & Notary Public


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.

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.

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