A law firm for life

Whether the advice you are seeking relates to your family, business, property inheritance, asset protection or litigation, The McKinstry Company aims to be your solicitor of choice. Our Chairman, Graeme McKinstry, discusses his role.

We have lawyers who have expert skills in all of these areas and more, and we have a business model which ensures you choose the best fit of lawyer for your purposes.

The McKinstry Company provides a whole spectrum of legal services sought across the High Street and has established a business model which reflects that we are a Law Firm for Life.

I established  the Practice 35 years ago and have now progressed to the role of Chairman where I have the primary responsibility of overseeing that service delivery to our clients is first class in terms of our response times, the clarity of our communication and the professionalism of our legal advice and services.

Additionally, I have the role of looking at the ways in which the Practice can expand and continue to improve its effectiveness, efficiency and expertise.

Our structure

Our structure with me as Chairman overseeing both the development of the business and client services ensures that we are completely up to date with new law, its practice and procedures. This has also seen us winning national awards such as Managing Partner of the Year and High Street Law Firm of the Year.

One of my roles as Chairman is to encourage all of our lawyers to constantly review their skill sets to follow innovations in the Law. Regular monitoring of developments, whether in statutes passed by the Scottish or United Kingdom Parliaments or the rapidly developing case law which comes from our various Courts, whether based in Scotland, England or in Strasbourg.

The structure which I have introduced promotes several specialist lawyers dedicated in their field of expertise whether in property, litigation, family, or inheritance.

The business model divides the Practice into five distinct divisions of practice of law:

Each departmental head is supported by the highly trained and experienced support colleagues including qualified Paralegals who are specialists in their fields.  One of the innovative things which we have achieved recently is to consolidate two offices approximately half a mile apart into a state of the art suite of offices situated in the business centre in Ayr, offering disabled access and compliant with all modern facilities such as conference call, and Skype.

Our structure, location and ease of access enables us to implement your instructions effectively, efficiently, but more so in a friendly, welcoming and professional environment.

My role as Chairman is to oversee not only departmental delivery but the totality of all of the work which we do in delivering top class legal advice in both a strategic and tactically sound manner to ensure that you secure the best outcomes, rather than simply implementing your instructions.

We regularly issue updates in matters of importance and interest and these can easily be reviewed on our website.  Why not contact us for an informal conversation.

Choosing the right lawyer for you

One of the biggest challenges and obstacles for any client instructing of a solicitor is to find the right fit.   Legal skills whether in litigation, property, matrimonial, preserving assets and so on are often assumed by the client as a given and there is little concern or reserve about that.

Choosing the best fit of lawyer often remains a daunting prospect.

The delivery of work executing of your instructions is done effectively, efficiently in a friendly environment and each department is overseen by the Chairman who encourages a strategic and tactical approach to the work rather than simply delivering the end result.

The McKinstry Company – a law firm for life

Today there is unrivalled pressure on typical High Street Practices with clients now more knowledgeable, selective and mobile.  I ensure in my overseeing capacity that The McKinstry Company with its strength, in-depth, experience and innovative approach to the practice of law provides the answers to your legal queries.

The McKinstry Company strives to be a relationship solicitor rather than simply implementing and completing your transaction. We are a law firm for life.

Contact The McKinstry Company

To start your journey with a law firm for life, contact our friendly and approachable team today. You can call us on 01292 281711 (Ayr office), 01465 713118 (Girvan office) or complete our online enquiry form or come into one of our local offices. We look forward to getting you the advice and assistance you need.

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Some of our happy clients
  • The service was superb.  Kirsty and team were extremely helpful.

    Mr and Mrs R, Ayr
  • First class service from start till finish. Always there to give help and advice.

    Mr R, Ayr
  • Great service and advice from a good professional company.

    Mr R, Kilmarnock
  • Excellent, very friendly and professional. I will be using you for all my property transactions in the future!

    Mrs S, Godstone
  • My case was handled sensitively and smoothly.

    Mr N, Ayr
  • Everyone concerned in the sale of our property was very efficient and kept us up to date with all happenings.

    D Ferguy, Cookstown
  • Great service.  Would recommend you to others.

    Mr S, Kirkmichael
  • Communication was always available when required. Made me feel confident throughout the process.

    Mr L, Ayr
  • Always replied or phoned back when I needed my questions answered.

    Miss McF, Patna
  • A very prompt and friendly service, a pleasure to deal with.

    Mr R, Aberdeen
  • Robert was very supportive.

    M Carruthers, Kilmarnock.
  • 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