About Us

Fraser Irvine is a modern professional firm of Messengers-at-Arms & Sheriff Officers providing bespoke services to the Scottish legal marketplace.

We offer citation, diligence and enquiry services throughout Scotland. With a strong emphasis on customer service we work in a field where getting a successful outcome is as important to us as it is our clients.

The firm is a collaboration of two of the most respected names in the Sheriff Officer profession; Andrew Fraser and Alex Irvine. Andrew was a founder partner in Fraser Gowrie Johnston Sheriff Officers and Alex was the Joint Head of Enforcement Administration at Scott & Co Sheriff Officers. Both partners have a strong background in delivering excellent customer service in a highly competitive environment.

They are also heavily involved in the designated professional body for Officers of Court The Society of Messengers-at-Arms & Sheriff Officers and actively promote the development of the profession. Alex is currently the President of SMASO and Andrew is a member of the Executive Council.

Our Team

Andrew Fraser

Partner

Andrew has nearly 30 years experience in the profession and having served for five years as a member of the Executive Council of the Society of Messengers-at-Arms and Sheriff Officers was elected as their Vice-President in 2018. Andrew sits on several sub-committees dealing with Legislation and Civil Court Rules and currently organises all CPD events run by the Society. After beginning his career with George Walker & Company then with John Campbell Sheriff Officers, he went on to found Fraser Gowrie Johnston Sheriff Officers in 2010.

Alex Irvine

Partner

Alex has over 27 years experience in the profession and is a past President of the Society of Messengers-at-Arms & Sheriff Officers. He was a Judge at the 2017 Scottish Legal Awards and is a well known speaker on the subject of Diligence having spoken at the IRRV, ICAS , Scottish Paralegal Association, Scottish Young Lawyers Association conferences. He is a member of AiB's DISSF Group and the Committee of Examiners. Joining Gray Scott & Co straight from school he quickly rose through the ranks and was latterly Joint Head of Enforcement Administration at Scott & Co.

Elaine McIntyre

Office Manager

Elaine is our Office Manager, responsible for the oversight of our administrative staff.  With a background in legal administration Elaine first joined the firm in December 2012.  Over the years she has become an integral part of our support services and is responsible for the management of our administrative staff and general oversight of all administrative matters.  She is the main point of contact for a number of our clients.