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Open For Business in 2021

Published 5 January 2021

With lockdown effective from 5 January 2021, we would like to reassure you that we are open for business and available to assist with your legal and property matters, albeit working remotely and behind closed doors.  While our strict locked door policy at this time means you cannot visit our offices, we do continue to provide our full range of legal and property services in every other way.

Assistance is available and legal appointments are being conducted by telephone and video call in place of in-person meetings. Find out  more on our ‘Video Calling – Teams‘ page.

For house moves, the latest Scottish government guidance states that you can leave home for the purpose of “activities in connection with moving home” provided they can be carried out safely.  The latest guidance can be found on the Scottish government’s website.

Please contact us if you require assistance or have any concerns or queries about a legal or property matter. The safety and wellbeing of our clients, colleagues and staff is of the utmost importance to us, please follow guidance and stay safe.


Outstanding legal and estate agency services in the Scottish Borders.

Cullen Kilshaw is the local Scottish Borders law firm that offers the full whole of life service, from buying your first home to growing your family and passing on your assets to the next generation. We’ve been working with clients in the Scottish Borders for nearly forty years, and as an ethical family law firm, you can count on us to be with you every step of the way.

We are one of the busiest agencies in the region, letting, selling and buying hundreds of properties each year for our clients. Pop into one of our eight offices across the Borders to find out more about our special property packages.

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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

I received a first class service from Natasha and Jill in Cullen Kilshaw’s Selkirk office when I decided to sell my home.  Nothing was too much trouble at all.  Both these ladies kept me up-to-date through the whole selling process.  When I had questions they were answered promptly and very efficiently.  The whole process was very smooth.  I would highly recommend using Cullen Kilshaw.

T. Murray, November 2020

Great service from all at the Melrose office with the sale of our home of 48 years, we were kept informed with every detail including viewings and feedbacks, also the Jedburgh team for getting our new home sorted out especially in these difficult times.  Thank you.

A. Oliver, November 2020

This is the 3rd time I have used Cullen Kilshaw for my legal matters and they have all been handled in an efficient and very professional manner.  They also add a friend, approachable personal touch.  An excellent local solicitor that I would certainly recommend and use again in the future.

J. Craig, December 2020

We would like to say a huge thank you to Wendy and Katz in the Galashiels office.  They were both very professional and couldn’t do more for us which made us feel at ease with our sale and purchase. A very friendly efficient team, thank you!

Scott, Linzi and Sophie
August 2020

I would just like to say a big thank you to both Arlene and Katz in what was a difficult time in the sale of our property. In difficult market conditions they both stayed professional and purposeful all the way through to the eventual sale . Cullen Kilshaw is in good hands with reliable staff and a special mention to Katz for keeping me positive throughout.

George, August 2020

“Thank you” never seems enough sometimes, does it?  But in our case we are very appreciative and thankful for all your help in administering my late Aunt’s estate.  You and your team have been outstanding and kindness itself to us.  We miss my Aunt deeply, and in the current climate of Coronavirus we are so very relieved she didn’t have to suffer any indignities.  Thank you Carol again, much appreciated.  All good wishes to you.

Alison, April 2020

Just wanted to say thank you for all the work you put into settling my late Aunt’s Estate, and the sale of her house.  I felt this was all done in an efficient and professional manner.  Please thank any members of your team who assisted in the various stages. My Aunt would have been pleased with her choice of Cullen Kilshaw.  Thank you.

Julie, August 2020

We would like to publicly thank all the teams in Melrose and Galashiels for their understanding of the local market and can do attitude, it was a delight to speak with everyone being so excited and passionate about the sale of our property, I myself have been in sales for the last 30 years so I know it can be very challenging, the end result the sale of our house was a delight to everybody! Many thanks.

Colin, Pauline, Sam & Maxi the dog
January 2020