Sylvia gained her LLB and Diploma in Legal Practice from the University of Glasgow. She is a consultant with the firm. She trained in Edinburgh and Glasgow, and gained experience in various firms before becoming an associate solicitor with Finlayson Wise for over 12 years. She specialises in Conveyancing and has over 20 years experience in this field.
Her caseload also includes Wills, Executries and Powers of Attorney. In addition she tutors in Conveyancing and Private Client at the University of Glasgow and has done so for a number of years. She also contributes to the Millar & Bryce publication, An Introduction to Basic Scottish Conveyancing Manual, which is used by students and distributed to the profession.