A law firm for life

Accident Claims

Your local accident claim experts.

As the only firm in Ayrshire with two Accredited Experts in Personal Injury Law – Robert Honeyman and Alastair Cameron – we have the knowledge and expertise to professionally guide you through your entire litigation journey.

If you have been involved in an accident in the last three years, you are probably entitled to compensation. We can help you make a personal injury claim and will strive to achieve the very best result for you.

Our expert Litigation team has handled thousands of cases, from simple whiplash injuries and incidents out on the street, to serious and complex accidents at work, such as the Piper Alpha disaster. We also offer a range of funding options, to include no win no fee, and After the Event Insurance in partnership with ARAG plc.

When we handle your claim, you can have peace of mind you are in safe and experienced hands. All three of our Litigation solicitors are current members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, while our Partner Robert Honeyman has Senior Litigator status.

On successful conclusion of your claim, our expert Private Client team can establish a Personal Injury Trust for you, to make sure, on receipt of your settlement, you retain all of your means tested benefits.

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For more information, contact our Personal Injury team on 01292 388083.

Why choose McKinstry

We are dynamic and forward thinking. We are a Law Firm for Life.

As a firm we never lose sight of the importance of the client and the outcome which the client seeks from the employ of our services.

Our approach to service provision is to afford our clients with the breadth and depth of expertise that they will require to guide them successfully through all aspects of their professional and personal life. Our goal is to generate and maintain strong and lasting client relationships rather than a transactional approach to the work which we undertake.

It is our role whenever presented with a problem or an issue by our clients to guide them to the outcome they are seeking to achieve. This proactive and “can do” approach is what sets us apart from the crowd.

With our strength and depth of talent The McKinstry Company is truly A Law Firm For Life.

Robert Honeyman Partner View Robert's Profile

Robert is Head of our Litigation Department, where he oversees all contentious cases. His remit includes employment, contract disputes, commercial court work and all aspects of personal injury litigation. With extensive experience of handling cases in the Employment Tribunal, Sheriff Court and Court of Session, Robert was recognised by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and the Law Society of Scotland in 2010, as a Specialist in Personal Injury Litigation.

Having joined the firm in 1997, Robert is well respected among clients and peers, and is widely regarded as an organised, proactive and diligent litigator, who will go the extra mile to get the best results for his clients.

Robert is a keen golfer (although not reflected in his handicap) and enjoys running. He also supports a number of charitable and community projects, and is Past President of Largs Cronies Burns Club.

Jennifer Niven Solicitor View Jennifer's Profile

Jen works in our Litigation team, having been with the practice since 2007. Her case load comprises a variety of litigation matters, including personal injury, medical negligence, family law, licensing and employment law. With a particular interest in medical negligence litigation, Jen intends to pursue Specialist Accreditation in that field.

Jen is a Fundraising Ambassador for the BUY MSH Campaign (Ayrshire Holiday Dreams Foundation) and takes part in various sponsored events. Otherwise, Jen can be found at home with her husband and their Chihuahua, Pablo.

Alastair Cameron Associate View Alastair's Profile

Alastair is a member of our Litigation team and one of our Accredited Specialists in Personal Injury Law, an accreditation awarded by the Law Society of Scotland. Previously, Alastair worked for two large Glasgow based firms and when he joined us in 2015, brought with him vast experience in a wide range of disputes.

Well known for his pragmatism in disputes, Alastair has justifiably earned a reputation for being able to secure results when it really matters. He is a Member of AFLA (Armed Forces Legal Action) which provides assistance and representation to the men and women who safeguard our country.

Alastair enjoys field sports such as shooting and working with gun dogs. With his family now grown up, he has more time to devote to his other passion – Land Rover Defenders – while being an active supporter of Poppy Scotland and the University of Strathclyde.

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Some of our happy clients
  • 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