About Us

James Guthrie opened his solicitors office in Portland Street, Kilmarnock over 120 years ago. In 1978 James Guthrie & Co moved to its present location at 3 Portland Road, Kilmarnock from which the tradition set down by Mr Guthrie of providing expert legal advice and first class client care continues.

Today we are fully equipped with the latest technology to meet the requirements of our clients’ business in the 21st century

Meet the Team

  • Alison Kelly


    Alison joined the firm as a trainee in 1992 and became a Partner in 1998.

    She deals with Adults with Incapacity cases covering Welfare and Financial Guardianship applications and is also Financial Guardian to a number of incapacitated adults. She is also a firm believer that every Adult should consider setting up a Power of Attorney regardless of their age or financial circumstances.

    Alison has considerable experience in many other areas of the law. She has dealt extensively with divorce and related matters over the years and has also built up a substantial chambers practice dealing with wills, powers of attorney and executry matters.

    Alison can be contacted on 01563 545630 and at alison@jamesguthrie.co.uk

  • Scott Gow


    Scott joined the firm as a trainee in 1997 and became a partner in 2002.

    He has extensive experience in all aspects of property law. He acts for both individuals and businesses in the sale and purchase of property as well as both residential and commercial leasing. He is a tutor in Conveyancing and Property Law at the University of Glasgow.

    Scott also deals with all aspects of criminal law and has a special interest in Road Traffic Law.

    Scott can be contacted on 01563 545626 and at scott@jamesguthrie.co.uk

  • Sarah Simpson


    Sarah joined the firm in 2003 and was made an Associate in 2006. She works on a variety of cases, but her particular interests are in family law (divorce, separation, cohabitation, contact and residence) and in child protection (children's hearings, appeals and referral proofs). Sarah also represents clients in other areas of civil court work, including accident claims, housing matters and debt recovery.

    Sarah can be contacted on 01563 545625 and at sarah@jamesguthrie.co.uk.

  • Robert Gallon


    Robert joined the firm in 2014 and represents  clients in relation to both civil and criminal cases.

    He is proficient in various aspects of the law including all areas of family law, divorce, separation, residence, contact, cohabitation claims and Children's Hearings.

    He also has experience in housing, debt recovery, and Settlement Agreements.

    Robert can be contacted on 01563 545632 or at robert@jamesguthrie.co.uk.

  • Lorna MacGregor

    Conveyancing Paralegal/Practice Manager

    Lorna joined the firm in 1995. She studied at Strathclyde University in 2003 to become a Conveyancing Paralegal and qualified in 2004.

    She has gained experience in all aspects of residential conveyancing including purchase, sales, remortgaging and equity release. She is also able to advise and assist in relation to residential Leasing.

    Lorna can be contacted on 01563 545635 and lorna@jamesguthrie.co.uk

  • Elise Smith

    Property Manager

    Elise joined the firm in 2011 as our Property Manager. She has worked in estate agency for the last 7 years.

    She has a vast wealth of experience in relation to the marketing of residential properties. She has in-depth knowledge of the local market. She will advise you on how to market your home to show its maximum potential.

    Elise can be contacted on 01563 545631 and elise@jamesguthrie.co.uk

  • Lyn Smith

    Executry Paralegal

    Lyn joined the firm in 1989. She studied at Strathclyde University in 2003 to become an Executry Paralegal and qualified in 2004.

    Lyn is very experienced in all aspects of executry administration. She is also able to advise and assist in relation to Wills.

    Lyn can be contacted on 01563 545636 and at lyn@jamesguthrie.co.uk.

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