Girvan 01465 712345 | Stranraer 01776 889293 | Newton Stewart 01671 402813
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Galloway & Ayrshire Partnership

A modern private client
Law Firm
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Leading firm in SW Scotland

Who we are

Galloway & Ayrshire Partnership trades under two long-standing firms of solicitors – Smith & Valentine and McCormick & Nicholson. Smith & Valentine has an office in Girvan and, in 2019, opened an office in Stranraer. McCormick & Nicholson has an office in Newton Stewart.
Our experienced team includes solicitors, paralegals, cashiers, trust and executry specialists, secretaries and a practice manager.
All of our clients, whether they be national corporations or individuals receive the same personalised service. We are never more than a phone call away when you need our help or advice.

More about us

Smith & Valentine and McCormick & Nicholson have been advising the people of Galloway, Ayrshire and beyond for more than 100 years. Despite our long history we pride ourselves in being a modern law firm. We have invested in the latest technology to ensure we are as efficient as possible in delivering the highest quality professional services to our clients at competitive rates.

Our focus is on what we perceive are the needs of the individual: House Purchases & Sales; Wills, Trusts and Executries; Powers of Attorney; Guardianships; Family and Matrimonial; Agricultural & Rural Business, Corporate/Commercial and Charities.

Need help or advice? Please get in touch

Girvan Office 01465 712345
Stranraer Office 01776 889293
Newton Stewart Office 01671 402813
We are more than happy to give you an estimate of our fees and any outlays.


Agricultural & Rural Business

Agricultural & Rural Business

With a significant rural client-base we have a wealth of experience in the purchase and sale of agricultural property, forestry...
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Legal Services Charities


We act for a significant number of established charities and are always pleased to help individuals or groups who wish...
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Commercial Leases

Commercial Leasing

We offer specialist advice to both Landlords and Tenants in relation to their obligations under an existing commercial lease as...
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Commercial Property

Corporate & Commercial Property

We act for a number of individuals and businesses in relation to investment property purchases/portfolio purchases and security work as...
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Legal Services Family


Whether it be buying a student flat for a child or entering into a separation agreement to set out how...
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Legal Services Guardianships


We can assist if you need to apply to Court for a Guardianship or an Intervention Order. An Intervention order...
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Legal Services Property

House Purchases

The house-buying process As property experts, we will guide you through the house-buying process. Whether you need advice on local...
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Property Purchase or Sale

House Sales

The house-selling process We have been selling houses in Galloway, Ayrshire and beyond for decades – we know the market...
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Legal Services Matrimonial


Whilst we do not carry out any litigation, we offer advice on all aspects of non-contentious matrimonial matters such as...
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Legal Services Powers of Attorney

Powers of Attorney

Powers of Attorney are very useful to have as a safety net as we don’t know what the future has...
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Trusts and Executries

Trusts and Executries

The general perception of Trusts are that they are very complicated to set up and administer and are only suitable...
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Legal Services Wills


Our team is experienced in all aspects of Will preparation, succession planning and asset protection. If you want to determine...
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Law Society of Scotland.

We are regulated by the Law Society of Scotland. The Law Society of Scotland is the professional body for all practising solicitors in Scotland and has a statutory duty to work in the public interest.

News & Events

15 Sep
Following the latest guidelines from the Scottish Government our office will not be fully re-opening at present. We will continue to see a limited number...
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25 Mar
We have continued to follow the Government advice in relation to the COVID-19 outbreak and we have now adopted a home working policy for our...
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23 Mar
Due to the ongoing situation with the Coronavirus we continue to operate as normal but have adopted a closed door policy across our three offices....
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