Cullen Kilshaw Solicitors & Estate Agents
6 Town Centre Offices in the Scottish Borders
Galashiels . Kelso . Melrose . Peebles . Selkirk  

CULLEN KILSHAW

Solicitors & Estate Agents

The Future of Stormonth Darling, Solicitors

Published: 21 January 2015

Last week, it was reported that the office of Stormonth Darling, Solicitors in the Square in Kelso had closed its doors for the last time, due to the long term illness of the resident partner, Craig Wood. The good news for existing clients of the firm is that another local firm, Cullen Kilshaw, have spent the last week working closely with the Law Society of Scotland to come up with a way forward that will serve to protect the interests of all existing clients. Earlier this week, an agreement was reached with all parties concerned for the firm of Cullen Kilshaw to take over certain aspects of Stormonth Darling with immediate effect. Working from their brand new offices at 43 The Square, Kelso, Cullen Kilshaw have agreed to take on responsibility for all current business transactions, and to take into their care all title deeds. Wills, Powers of Attorney and other documents held on behalf of clients of the firm. A letter to that effect will be going out to existing clients later this month advising them of these new arrangements.

Jim Cullen and David Kilshaw set up in business in Gala and Melrose over thirty year ago, and they now head up the largest law firm in the Borders with 26 staff and offices in Peebles, Galashiels, Melrose, Selkirk and Kelso. Jim Cullen is already well known in the Kelso area as a past President of Kelso Ice Rink, and readers may have heard David Kilshaw’s voice on Radio Borders on a Thursday morning. They provide a full range of legal services, and also have a busy estate agency department with over 250 houses on their books.

David Kilshaw has commented as follows:-

“ Our thoughts are very much with young Craig Wood, and we trust that he will make a full recovery in the months to come. While the surrounding circumstances are very unfortunate, Jim and I are pleased to have an opportunity to provide a full range of legal services to all of the former clients of Stormonth Darling and to the wider community both in and around Kelso.

Our resident members of staff, Tracy Ross and Sally Pringle, are going to have their hands full for the next few weeks as we try to get to grips with a raft of business that is all new to us. That said, existing clients should feel free to contact us if they have a query about their own affairs, and we will do all that we can to keep matters moving forward. In the meantime, they can be confident that any documents held on their behalf are now in safe hands.”

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6 Town Centre offices throughout the Scottish Borders


Cullen Kilshaw, Kelso

43 The Square, Kelso, TD5 7HL
Phone: 01573 400399
Fax: 01573 400388
Email: kelso@cullenkilshaw.com

Cullen Kilshaw, Melrose

Property Shop, 7 Market Square,
Melrose, TD6 9PQ
Phone: 01896 822796  
Fax:
01896 823465
Email: melrose@cullenkilshaw.com

Cullen Kilshaw, Melrose

Legal Offices, Royal Bank Chambers,
High St, Melrose, TD6 9PE
Phone: 01896 822177  
Fax:
01896 824488
Email: legal@cullenkilshaw.com

Cullen Kilshaw, Galashiels

27 Market Street,
Galashiels, TD1 3AF
Phone: 01896 758311 
Fax:
01896 758112
Email: gala@cullenkilshaw.com

Cullen Kilshaw, Peebles

23 Northgate,
Peebles, EH45 8RX
Phone: 01721 723999  
Fax:
01721 723888
Email: peebles@cullenkilshaw.com

Cullen Kilshaw, Selkirk

26 High Street,
Selkirk, TD7 4DD
Phone: 01750 23868  
Fax:
01750 23866
Email: selkirk@cullenkilshaw.com