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Cullen Kilshaw and JD Clark & Allan to merge

We are delighted to announce an imminent assimilation with JD Clark & Allan, a long-established and highly regarded legal firm based in Duns in the Scottish Borders. Read media release »


Outstanding legal and estate agency services in the south of Scotland.

Cullen Kilshaw is the Scottish Borders law firm that offers a whole-of-life service. From buying your first home to growing your family and passing on your assets to the next generation you can count on us to be with you every step of the way.

Established in 1982, we’ve been building relationships and working with clients in the south of Scotland for forty years. Our expert solicitor and estate agency teams have the specialist knowledge to offer you guidance and a helping hand whatever your legal or property requirement:-

  • Estate Agency and Residential Conveyancing
  • Residential Property Sales, Purchases and Leases
  • Letting Services including Tenant Find and Managed Lettings
  • Family Law Services, Separation and Divorce
  • Wills, Executries and Powers of Attorney
  • Commercial Property Sales, Purchases and Leases
  • Notary Services

We can arrange a video call, telephone consultation or in-person appointment with you at any of our offices located across the south of Scotland in Galashiels, Hawick, Jedburgh, Kelso, Langholm, Melrose, Peebles and Selkirk.  Call into your local Cullen Kilshaw office, send an enquiry or pick up the phone and speak to us, we’re here to help.

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We know the Scottish Borders

Cullen Kilshaw’s legal and property staff live and work in the Scottish Borders, and this wealth of local knowledge and expertise is invaluable in serving our clients. With nine offices in the Borders, in Galashiels, Hawick, Jedburgh, Kelso, Melrose, Peebles and Selkirk, we’ve been ingrained in the community for almost forty years.

We take care of everything

At Cullen Kilshaw we value our clients, because we believe your success is our success. With our team of legal and property specialists we have the full expertise to guide you through every stage of your life. Our services are also designed to get you results - whether that’s buying your dream home, growing your business or supporting and advising you in retirement and later life.

Relationships that last

In the last 4 years I have had several dealings with Cullen & Kilshaw and in particular Zoe Duff who dealt with some things for my Dad (who has early dementia).  Zoe was professional and was patient and explained everything to my Dad so as he understood everything.  Ruth Montgomery dealt with some further legal issues for my Dad, Ruth was professional and patient and made the process easy and stress free.  I felt that I was treated with respect and a professional manner as well as a friendly nature.  I thoroughly recommend Cullen and Kilshaw for all your legal needs.

R.W., April 2023

All our dealings with Cullen Kilshaw have been to the highest standard, from the sale of our house to the purchase of our new house, I couldn’t recommend Cullen Kilshaw enough.

We were kept up to date at all times throughout the whole process, Lauren, Amanda and Cassie have been excellent and guided us from start to finish.

Once again, thanks.

M.G., September 2022

Cullen Kilshaw have just sold our house for us and the excellent staff made everything so easy.  Absolutely fantastic service from start to finish. I should also add that we accepted an offer less than 2 weeks after CK put the house on the market and this despite the very difficult market conditions we are presently experiencing.

I’ve used CK for almost 40 years now and their service has always, without exception, been first class.

M.A., February 2023


Jill, your professionalism, eye for detail and care have been outstanding. I’m so happy with your service, and with the rest of the team’s work too. You and the team have done an excellent job, not only with this sale, but also while the property was rented out.

This shows what a friendly, local service you all provide, and played no small part in why I chose your services for the sale of my property.

J. B-L., February 2023



I would like to express our gratitude to the Peebles Sales team for their professionalism, confidence and positivity during the recent sale of our property.

Nothing was too much trouble, helpful advice was always on offer and we were guided to a successful sale and a good price.

Morag exemplifies everything you want in an excellent agent, many thanks.  Also thanks to Jennifer who tied up all the loose ends.

A very good experience, we highly recommend CK.

A. & E. D., March 2022


Now that we are settled in our new home here in the Borders, we want to thank Cassie at the Hawick office for helping us to negotiate the Scottish system and for helping to take the stress out of the move.  It was a pleasure dealing with Cassie, her attention to detail, prompt responses and friendly manner made the process so much easier.

She kept us informed of progress on the day of the move and liaised with our solicitor in England brilliantly, ensuring that completion went very smoothly.  We would highly recommend the services of Cullen Kilshaw for handling the purchase of a property in the Borders, especially for anyone looking to move from south of the border.

T. & J. A., March 2022

I could write chapter and verse at great length to express my grateful thanks to all involved in the recent sale of my property, but will instead just say simply:

• Expert professionalism from start to finish
• Expert advice and care throughout
• Friendly and approachable teamwork
• Reassuring and helpful at all times
• Many safe pairs of hands
• Effective and sensible sales protocol

I felt as I was as as special to them as they were to me. My grateful thanks to you all.

M.J., November 2021

I would like to thank you and all involved at Cullen Kilshaw for all your efforts in attending to my late mother’s estate from beginning to end.

You have gone above and beyond to ensure a smooth process given the difficult circumstances.

I am most grateful for all of your help and professionalism.

C.B., February 2022




A big thank you to Lesley in your Hawick office for all her support and advice, and working in her own time to get us over the line.  An absolute star!

She have given us reassurance and thorough advice throughout, and kept us fully updated. It has been great to work with her, Lesley has given us total confidence in every step of the process.

J. & J. A., September 2021