A law firm for life

About Us

The McKinstry Company was established in 1984 by our Chairman, Graeme McKinstry.

Quickly gaining an excellent reputation in litigation, we consistently developed and diversified over the years, becoming one of Ayrshire’s largest and most prestigious firms. Making four acquisitions between 2005 – 2015, we now have branches in Ayr and Girvan, with over 40 members of staff.

Our focus is on building relationships, rather than completing transactions. Offering clients a highly professional but also friendly service, which covers every stage and legal requirement, we are very much ‘A Law Firm for Life’.

Our five Partners offer different specialisms and are supported by a team of experienced solicitors. Together, we offer in depth knowledge and expertise across the wide spectrum of business law, property law, litigation, family law and all aspects of private client work, such as estate management, wealth management and asset protection.

With a dynamic, forward thinking and strategic approach, we are fully committed to each one of our clients and provide the best service to each one at all times. We work with both private clients and businesses representing all sectors of the local economy, from manufacturing and retail, to agriculture and service industries.

We were proud to win the prestigious awards for High Street Firm of the Year and Managing Partner of the Year (Graeme McKinstry) at the 2016 Law Awards of Scotland.

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Some of our happy clients
  • Great, Rebecca was very pleasant to deal with and went out of her way to help with our case

    S Everett, Kilbarchan
  • The solicitor / paralegal I was dealing with was very professional and performed to a high standard. I was very impressed.

    B Ferguson, Methil
  • Local firm, word of mouth good reports.

    K Rooney, Glasgow
  • All queries were dealt with in a prompt and professional manner and I was kept informed of progress as events developed. Thank you very much for making a difficult situation much easier to deal with.

    Mrs McG, Ayr
  • Communication via telephone and email was regular, prompt and comprehensive. All queries and questions were answered with no delays or problems. My experience with the McKinstry Company was pleasant and smooth.

    Mr McK, Ayr
  • My family and I received excellent service from everyone with whom we had contact. The service was of the highest standard and, as I have in the past, I will continue to recommend the company to anyone seeking legal assistance.

    Mrs S, Ayr
  • All emails and calls were dealt with promptly. Very impressed. Very very pleased with service.

    Mr and Mrs H, Hull
  • I enjoy the friendly atmosphere. Very professional.

    Mrs A, Ayr
  • Mr Honeyman was very professional and knowledgeable which made us feel reassured. Very happy with the service and if I needed a solicitor again I would get in touch.

    Mr B, Ardrossan
  • Prompt quick efficient communication.

    Mrs K, Cumnock
  • Ease of making appointments and timescale for completion of business all good.

    Mr & Mrs T, Maybole
  • Gave reassurance and comfort at a stressful time. I felt ten times better after our first meeting and support provided ultimately exceeded my desired outcome.

    Mr N, Saltcoats
  • The supportive way that the advice was provided along with the willingness to fit appointments in with our requirements

    Mr R, Ayr
  • The whole process was handled with upmost professionalism throughout.

    Mr McN, Kilwinning