Lamonts, Solicitors, was established in 1985 by the founding Partner Eileen Lamont, who has worked as a solicitor in Ayrshire since the early 1980's and previously practised in Glasgow. Since 1993 the firm has been based in Miller Chambers at No 16 Miller Road, Ayr, which is a gracious Georgian terraced building opposite the locally well known Kylestrome Hotel. The office is close to Ayr Railway Station and to public car parking facilities. The firm of Lamonts is a private client and business law firm offering a broad range of services. There are five lawyers within the legal team at Lamonts, a team which prides itself in being approachable and readily accessible to clients. The firm has a broad client base which includes private clients and business clients based in Ayrshire and across Scotland. Lamonts enjoys a reputation for consistently achieving high standards in the delivery of legal services to a substantial and expanding client base. Instructions from new clients often arise as a consequence of a recommendation having been made to the client by one of their business associates, a family member or a friend, based on their having already experienced those high standards of service which are a hallmark of the firm. You will not find the firm of Lamonts featuring or advertising in the local press or media on a regular basis. The firm's ethos is to discreetly, diligently and effectively work on behalf of our clients and to meet the standards which our discerning clients are entitled to expect from Lamonts as an established law firm which combines the personal touch with efficiency in delivery of services via robust internal systems and the embracing of cutting edge information technology and communications.
Many of Lamonts administrative staff are long standing employees who are therefore familiar with the firm's ethos and with client expectations. Our administrative staff, led by our Practice Manager, are key and valued members of the service resource available to clients.
The excellent client retention rate and client loyalty enjoyed by Lamonts reflect positively on the firm.
The legal and executive team are as follows:
Eileen Lamont, Partner
Eileen has worked as a solicitor in Ayr since 1982 and concentrates mainly on private client work and in particular Property Transactions, Wills, Estates and general wealth management. She has a large "senior citizen" client base for whom she is happy to provide extra attention and personal visits when required. Eileen was one of the first solicitors in Ayrshire to be appointed by the Court as a Financial Guardian to deal with the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act legislation which authorises her to act for individuals who are incapable of managing their own affairs. This involves her in the administration of their finances while liaising with social services, care providers and the client. She is married with children who have attended both Primary and Secondary Schools in Ayr. Eileen's husband Michael is also a solicitor who after 20 years in practice joined Lamonts in November 2010.
Mark Meehan, Partner
Mark has practised as a Solicitor in Ayrshire since 1984 and resides locally. His areas of practice include general Business & Commercial Law covering business purchase & sale, commercial property, development land, company law, partnership law, limited liability partnerships, charities law and pension fund property. Mark has extensive experience of commercial leasing and enjoys a strong client following in that field. He represents a number of business clients and companies mainly in Ayrshire and the Glasgow area. Mark is also active in the field of professional sports, especially football, acting as adviser to licensed agents, to professional football clubs and to sports persons direct. He has past experience serving as Vice Chairman of a professional senior football club. Mark also undertakes private client work in the areas of Residential Property, Wills & Estates and Powers of Attorney.
Kenneth Donnelly, Associate Solicitor
Ken has worked for Lamonts since 1990 having completed his period of Traineeship with the Firm. He has remained with us as an Associate Solicitor and valued member of staff. Ken assists the Partners in all areas of their practice and provides valuable back-up in dealing with client's enquiries. Ken has made valuable input to the development of the business systems at Lamonts.
Susan Forbes, Associate Solicitor
Susan joined Lamonts in 2002 to assist mainly with Executry business and has developed an organized department dealing with Estate Administration. Susan has worked as a solicitor in both North and South Ayrshire for a considerable number of years and has substantial experience in Conveyancing and Executries.
Michael Lamont, Consultant
Michael has practised as a court lawyer for over twenty years having appeared in Sheriff Court and assisted in Court of Session cases. Before joining Lamonts in November 2010, he ran his own practice in Glasgow for over ten years specialising in Employment Law. He has extensive experience of appearing in Employment and Employment Appeal Tribunals in Scotland and England and advising on all related aspects. Michael counts many small and medium sized enterprises as well as multi-national companies among his clients.
The above legal team is supported by our Practice Manager, Linda Law.
Linda Law, Practice Manager
Linda is a qualified Management Accountant(ACMA) who has worked for many years in commerce before joining Lamonts in 2007.