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3 Bridge Street,
ML10 6AN
Tel: 01357 522959

News & Information



As our senior Directors, although still very much active, approach the end of their careers, there are opportunities for a new generation of capable, ambitious solicitors to build a career with the firm.

We require Associate or Qualified Assistant Solicitor(s) with a few years' post-qualifying experience in private client (Wills, Executries, Trusts, POA's Guardianships, etc) and in Conveyancing, to assist with increasing volume of work in both these areas. We expect workload to increase in the medium term, so we are happy to consider both full-time and part-time applicants, perhaps with part-timers aiming to increase to full-time after a few years.

If you are interested in applying for the above vacancies please email your CV to


November 2017 - Appointment of Jonathan Findlay

Jonathan Findlay joined us as an Associate, to concentrate primarily on Commercial Property work. He taken over much of Euan Stirrat’s caseload in Commercial Property and has been well received by clients.


30th May 2017 - Appointment of John Gildea

We are pleased to announce the appointment, from 30 May 2017, of John Gildea, Civil Solicitor Advocate, as our principal litigation and dispute resolution Associate solicitor. John has nearly 20 years’ experience as an Advocate, handling a wide variety of work, both civil and criminal, not only in Sheriff Court, but also in High Court of Justiciary, Court of Session and the Privy Council. As a Solicitor Advocate, he is qualified to appear in the Court of Session on behalf of our clients. In addition to taking over our existing family law and commercial litigation caseload, he brings experience of employment law and personal injury claims, having worked mainly in the latter for the last six years.


6th April 2017 - Pauline Milligan appointed as Director

Well merited, and long overdue, we were delighted to appoint Pauline Milligan as a Director of the firm with effect from 6 April 2017. Since joining the firm in 2007, Pauline has proved herself to be an exceptionally capable Private Client solicitor, and has strengthened the firm’s long-established reputation as one of the leading practitioners in that field in the Lanarkshire area. Through SOPS (Solicitors for Older People, Scotland) network, of which the firm is a member, Pauline has repeatedly been invited to present seminars to groups and organisations about retirement and succession planning, guardianships and Powers of Attorney, and related subjects. Her appointment as Director was originally planned for 2012, but due to unexpected changes in the partnership at that time, arising from David Darroch’s early retirement through serious ill-health and the departure of another partner to Aberdeen, the priority was to stabilise, incorporate and restructure the practice, before resuming on succession planning. Pauline is the first of a new generation of partner/Directors who may be expected to continue the practice to and beyond its centenary in 2033.


Estate & Letting Agency

From the 1970’s until 2016, as members of a succession of solicitors’ estate agency organisations, including GSPC from 1994, we offered estate agency and letting services, based in our Strathaven office from 1997. Like all estate agents during the property recession after 2008, it suffered and never fully recovered, whereas the commercial and private client areas of our practice flourished. In 2016, we decided to restructure and concentrate on our core business, and transferred our estate agency operations to Residence Estate Agents. Following a refit, they now share our Strathaven office, where we continue to provide solicitor services as normal.