A law firm for life

Whilst many of us will have started off 2020 with a resolve to eat healthier, exercise more, drink less (who regrets Dry January now?) learn a new language or musical instrument and tick off a couple of items on our never ending to do list for life, usually by this point in the year, we are back to old habits, looking forward to the Easter break and not much has been achieved. With dark nights and constant rain, who can blame us?

Now, during these unprecedented times, many of you may be looking at lockdown as an opportunity to pick up again on these resolutions and many of you will have resolved to be healthier during these weeks. Some of you will have attempted Joe Wicks’ 9am workouts or some other form of online fitness class. You may have stocked up on fresh fruit and veg which is now going off and are regretting the lack of chocolate in the house. It won’t be easy to stay fit and healthy but if anything, Covid-19 has reinforced how important our health is.

Another matter that Covid-19 has reinforced is how important it is to have your personal affairs in order. Around 60% of Scots don’t have a Will in place but say they will get around to it…Law firms across the country have reported a significant increase in clients getting in touch to put one in place.

If something happens to you and you don’t have a Will in place, you have no say in what happens to your estate. This could mean that someone else needs to take on the responsibility of administering your estate and it could also mean that people inherit from your estate that you would not have intended to receive any of your assets. This is particularly important if you are not married, separated but not divorced and have children from a previous relationship. All of these factors can greatly determine the way in which your estate is distributed.

If you don’t have a Will in place, but have always meant to do it, now is the time.

Whilst we cannot have face to face appointments for the time being, there are still ways in which we can take your instructions and arrange for signature of your Will if this is something that has either been on your mind for a while to do, or in the current climate is something you would like to discuss.

We appreciate that no one wants to discuss putting a Will in place but it is not as complicated as many people imagine. Simply call us on 01465 713118 or fill out our online enquiry form, and we will provide you with expert advice in plain English.

As a thank you to our local NHS staff, emergency workers and healthcare workers, we won’t be charging you for this service.

Debbie Dunlop 

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Some of our happy clients
  • All very prompt, efficient, clear, friendly and personable. Not overwhelming with legal jargon. Many thanks for making the process of setting up a will so straightforward.

    Mrs D, Troon
  • We required our Wills to be amended and that was done without any problems whatsoever.

    Mrs F, Ayr
  • Very business-like and helpful

    Mr M, Ayr
  • I was very impressed with the professionalism shown by all members of staff I had any dealing with. All calls and emails were relevant to the sale of my flat. All questions I had were dealt with at the time. For any further legal matters I will certainly be using The McKinstry Company

    Mr H, Ayr
  • Excellent service most happy with attentiveness and customer service.

    Mr F, Condorrat
  • Nat & Libby efficiently dealt with every question I had.

    Mrs K, Ayr
  • Kirsty understood our weird schedule when we were often 8 hours behind UK time, and simplified things for us by liaising via email. She was extremely approachable and dependable. In Kirsty’s absence, Jodie and Nathaniel would step in and communicate with us, and were very helpful too.

    Mrs N, Ayr
  • Great service and always on hand to answer our questions. Prompt and efficient response.

    Mr H, Ferniegair
  • Questions and communication were answered promptly

    Mr W, Sinclairston
  • Speaking from my own personal experience I was perfectly happy with the service I received. Everything was done to my satisfaction.

    Mrs I, Largs
  • Very efficient, timely and very mannerly on the phone

    Mr McN, Mauchline
  • 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

We’re delighted to welcome you back!

We are open from 1st July by appointment. We will be restricted to executry and matrimonial clients. Social distancing measures will be in place.