A law firm for life

Our History

We are warranted in saying that our Queen's Court House office on Ayr's Sandgate excels with spacious dimensions, elegant design, and true beauty of the stone combined throughout making the building an attractive ornament of the town.

1857

Firm established at Queen’s Court House in Ayr by Graeme McKinstry

1984

First Scottish Law Practice to acquire Quality Assurance recognition; Investors in People accreditation awarded

1998

21st Anniversary Trip to Paris

2004

Winners at Scottish Legal Awards - Firm of the Year; Acquisition of Gardiner & Noble (Ayr) and D Briggs & Co (Maybole); Opening of the office at 25 Barns Street, Ayr

2005

25th Anniversary Trip to Florence

2009

Acquisition of McMillan Kilpatrick (Ayr)

2013

Acquisition of Murray & Tait (Girvan); Opening of the office at 146 Dalrymple Street, Girvan

2015

30th Anniversary Trip to Rome

2015

Winners at Law Awards of Scotland - High Street Firm of the Year and Managing Partner of the Year

2016

Consolidation of the two Ayr offices across all three floors of Queen’s Court House on the Sandgate, offering modern, ground floor meeting room accommodation and disability friendly access.

2017
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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