AFTER more than 40 years serving law and order in Dunfermline, a city solicitor is looking forward to a well-earned retirement.

Keith Kordula, 65, will step down this week after a successful career at W&AS Bruce, now located on St Margaret Street.

Charles Campbell, a friend and long-time colleague, said: "Keith will be greatly missed by current partners and staff across the firm’s five offices: Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy, Burntisland, Dundee and Broxburn, and all wish him a long and happy retirement to enjoy his hobbies of art, archaeology and metal-detecting."

With a Woodmill Junior High and Dunfermline High School education under his belt, the solicitor, who grew up on Devon Terrace, served his apprenticeship at Canmore Street firm Macbeth Currie, where he received his qualification.

From 1988 onwards, Keith then spent the next 34 years at W&AS Bruce, where he met his wife, Liz Macleod, who was also a lawyer.

After becoming a partner at the firm in 1993, he became head of conveyancing in the Dunfermline branch, representing commercial clients and worked his way up eventually to the position of senior partner.

Aside from his busy career, the experienced lawyer was also able to help raise his daughter, Eilidh Kordula, who is now a radiographer with NHS Fife.

A keen tennis player, his claim to fame was a partnership with Judy Murray which saw the duo win the East of Scotland tournament several times.

The lawyer was also given the opportunity to represent Scotland on a national level, before retiring from competitive tennis after winning the North Berwick competition.

Keith and Liz will be retiring to their home in Scotlandwell to enjoy a welcome break after long careers.