Aileen is a native of Tomintoul and a former pupil of Keith Grammar School. She graduated in law from Dundee University in 1982 and spent 10 years as a solicitor working in Local Goverment covering a wide range of legal work including clerking the District Courts and training Justices of the Peace. In 1991 she joined the Procurator Fiscal Service in Inverness and spent the next 10 years working in both Inverness and Dingwall during which time she was involved in prosecuting a wide variety of high profile cases. In 2001, she joined Alison in practice to form the firm of Foggo Macinnes.
Alison was born in Edinburgh and educated at James Gillespie's High School. She studied History and Sociology at Glasgow University before going on to do Law there. She then returned to her home town to do the Diploma in Legal Practice at Edinburgh University. She entered the legal profession as a trainee solicitor with Middleton Ross and Arnot in Dingwall in 1992, spending seven years with that firm, where she dealt with all aspects of chamber and court work. In 1999, she set up practice focusing exclusively on criminal defence work.
David Hingston (Retired Consultant)
David Hingston graduated in Law from Edinburgh University in 1972, undertook his apprenticeship in Edinburgh and was admitted as a solicitor in 1974. Since 1975 he has practised exclusively in criminal law. He has served at the Law Commission for Scotland, taught as a tutor in Criminal Law and demonstrator in Criminal Practice at Edinburgh University. He is a co-author of the criminal procedure article in the authoritative Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia. He was a member of the Procurator Fiscal Service for 26 years.
In 2001 he returned to private practice as a defence lawyer in his own right and in 2010 joined Foggo Macinnes Hingstons Criminal Defence Solicitors as a consultant before retiring at the end of 2012.
He is the author of Hingston's Law, a series of articles published monthly in the local newspapers on various aspects of criminal law and practice.