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Cullen Kilshaw Solicitors & Estate Agents
Merger for Well-Known Borders Property Firm
Published: June 2017EFFECTIVE from June 1, 2017, two long-established solicitor estate agency names – Hawick-based Haddon & Turnbull and Charles & RB Anderson in Jedburgh – will join forces with Cullen Kilshaw, giving the combined firm a total of eight offices and 40 staff throughout the Borders, which will make Cullen Kilshaw the dominant solicitor and estate agent brand in the region.
Haddon & Turnbull and Charles and RB Anderson amalgamated in 1995 but continued to trade under their established names for historical reasons - both firms having been in existence for well over 150 years. However, following this latest move, they will now trade under the Cullen Kilshaw banner and staff will continue to work as before, while their respective resident partners, Nigel Hall and Alistair Currie, will be joining Cullen Kilshaw as consultants before heading off into retirement.
The merger coincides with the recent retirement of Jim Cullen from the business that he and David Kilshaw set up in Melrose and Galashiels in 1981 and later expanded into Peebles, Kelso and Selkirk. David Kilshaw’s son, Ross, who joined the firm as a trainee solicitor in 2002, is now a partner in the firm and will be taking over from Jim Cullen in the Melrose office of the firm.
Commenting on the merger, David Kilshaw said: “Having opened offices in most of the larger towns in the Borders, this seemed like too good an opportunity to miss to bring the CK brand to Hawick and Jedburgh. Both Nigel and Alistair are highly respected solicitors with excellent local staff and connections, and we are looking forward to welcoming them on board. For clients of both firms, it will continue to be business as usual.”
David Kilshaw OBE