Biggar: 01899 220058 | Lanark: 01555 666111

About Smail and Ewart

Smail and Ewart dates back to 1876 when Andrew Smail came to practice in Biggar and to take up the part-time post of Town Clerk of the then Burgh of Biggar. William Ewart, the son of tea clipper captain, joined him in 1912. The firm presently has offices in Biggar and Lanark and provides a wide range of legal services to the local community and beyond.

John Armstrong is the firm's Senior Partner, admitted in 1971 he has been with Smail and Ewart for 45 years. His main areas of work at present at present are in the fields of Wills and Executries (Probate), Financial Management of the elderly client including Powers of Attorney, Guardianship and Rural Property matters.

He compliments his long held interest in horses as one of Scotland's principal Solicitors in matters of Equine Law.

Jane Robison was admitted in 1997 and spent 10 years at a Glasgow firm as a trainee, assistant solicitor and then finally as a partner dealing with commercial and residential conveyancing and estate agency matters. Originally from the Biggar area, Jane returned to her roots in 2005 after starting a family and is now a partner at the Biggar Office.

Ailie Lothian our Senior Solicitor in the Lanark Office qualified in 2005 and has a special interest in family law and is a member of the family law association. Ailie is also a trained member of Consensus Collaboration Scotland whose aim is to offer separating couples a way to agree their legal separation arrangements and divorce without a court battle and with minimum conflict. Ailie is currently undergoing training to be a mediator. Ailie enjoys all court work and conveyancing.

Lesley Armstrong our Assistant Solicitor is based in the Biggar office. Lesley was admitted in 1999 following a pre-diploma traineeship and completion of the Law Society of Scotland examinations while working with a well respected medium sized Glasgow firm. After completing the Diploma in Legal Practice at Edinburgh University Lesley spent several years at a Edinburgh firm specialising in domestic conveyancing before joining the team at Smail and Ewart in 2016. Lesley deals with all property related matters including estate agency, domestic and commercial conveyancing.

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