Kilpatrick & Walker Solicitors : Profile
The Kilpatrick family have practised law in Ayr since 1853, when Mr William Kilpatrick started to practise with Mr A B Weir.
On January 1st 1997, Nicholas Kilpatrick and John Walker joined forces to form another "K & W", set up on the same principles laid down by William Kilpatrick, 150 years before:-
• to provide an effective and efficient service for clients
• to maintain the highest standards of integrity, honesty and
Kilpatrick & Walker is dedicated to the future interests of its clients with a personal service backed up with the latest technology and an excellent office team. Both partners keep up to date with all developments in the law.
Both partners are available outwith normal office hours, by prior appointment, on the phone number displayed.

Partner Profile : Nicholas Kilpatrick
Nicholas was born in 1953 and is married with three children.
After graduating from the University of Dundee he served his apprenticeship with Brodies of Edinburgh. In 1977 he returned to Ayr to join the family firm of Kilpatrick & Wilson - becoming a partner in 1978.
He has served as the Secretary of the local Enterprise Company and is currently Secretary of the Farmers Wildlife Advisory Group (FWAG). Partner Profile : John Walker
After graduating from the University of Aberdeen, John Walker trained with the Glasgow firm of Biggart Baillie, returning to Ayr in 1988. John is married to Rosemary and they have three young children.
An active church member, John is much involved with local charities, serving as Company Secretary of the local Council for Voluntary Organisations and as Secretary / Treasurer of the Ayrshire Society for the deaf.



Business and Commercial Services
Kilpatrick and Walker advise upon the purchase, sale and leasing of commercial property, and upon the incorporation and management of Limited Companies, together with partnerships and other businesses.
The company also advise on Employment Law, Contracts and other Commercial business.
Agricultural Law
The Firm specialises in Agricultural Law, accredited by the Law Society of Scotland.
Nicholas Kilpatrick is a member of their Agricultural Law Panel and gives advice on all aspects of Farming Law - including farm sales and purchases, agricultural Leases and quota transfers.
Nicholas is available to advise farmers on a regular basis at Whiteford Auction Mart, Ayr.
Both partners deal with all aspects of buying and selling property, whether it be residential, agricultural or commercial. For what is usually the largest and most stressful transaction most people make during their lives, a first class service is offered at a competitive rate.
Wills, Estates, Trusts & Tax Planning
With an ever more complex taxation regime, together with the potential for family disputes, it is important that everyone should have a Will. A short interview with one of the partners to prepare a Will could save many hours of worry for beneficiaries when a client dies. K&W are fully able to attend to the administration of the estate to ensure that the wishes of the client are put into effect, quickly and efficiently. A large number of Trusts are administered by the practice. The partners frequently work with Chartered Accountants to ensure client's affairs are as tax efficient as possible.
Kilpatrick & Walker offer a comprehensive residential letting service to home owners. They are involved in all aspects of Leasing, whether commercial or residential.