About Miller Gerrard
The firm was established in the mid-19th century and has provided legal services to the towns of Blairgowrie, Coupar Angus and Alyth and the rural hinterland over many generations. The practise has been incorporated under the name of Miller Gerrard Limited, and continues to operate under the name Miller Gerrard.
The Managing Director John M. Hart, after studying and practising law in Edinburgh, has been with the firm since 1975. John now specialises in providing Estate Agency and Conveyancing for a wide clientele. He acts also for one of the largest residential property developers in Tayside.
John is ably assisted by his sons, David M. Hart, who joined the firm in 2011 and Richard G. Hartley-Zels, who joined the firm in 2015. Both David and Richard are now Directors of the Company.
When making the choice of which solicitors to appoint, the acid test is past
performance. Most of our new business is based on personal recommendation by
Since 1999 the firm has operated from its location in the High Street at the former
office of the town's photographer; hence the address 'The Studio'. Since then the estate agency practise has expanded by leaps and bounds with all our clients estate agency needs being dealt with most competently by Pauline J. Whyte, Property Manager who is assisted by John’s wife Margaret, both treating the firm’s clients with kindness and efficiency and, perhaps just as importantly, prospective purchasers, in the same way.
John's personal assistant Deanne C. Scott leads the secretarial department very efficiently.
We pride ourselves on our accessibility. If a client calls by phone and the solicitor instructed is not available, our target is to call back as soon as possible the same day. When instructing legal work, clients are able to rely on their business being handled throughout by a fully qualified and experienced practitioner, and are not at risk of the matter being handed on to a less qualified and less experienced person.
John M. Hart LL.B., W.S., N.P.
David M. Hart M.A. (Oxon). LL.B., Dip. L.P., N.P.
Richard G. Hartley-Zels M.A. LL.B., Dip. L.P., N.P.