Our People


Andrew Malone(Partner)

$Andrew Malone

Our longest serving partner, Andrew was locally educated at Kirkcudbright after moving to Kirkcudbright from the Falkland Islands. After graduating from Edinburgh University, he was admitted as a Solicitor in 1985. His main areas of work are in Residential, Commercial and Agricultural Property, Wills, Trusts and Executries, Guardianship and Powers of Attorney and Family Business and Small Business services . Andrew is the partner responsible for client relations and oversees the financial management of Hewats. He also has an interest in IT and new technology and their use in legal practice. He is an active member of the local Solicitors' Property Centre Management Committee and a past Dean of the local Faculty of solicitors. Outside the office he is a keen target archer as a member of the local Threave Bowmen Archery Club and is also involved in archery coaching. He enjoys reading and has far too many books despite acquiring an ebook reader.

T: 01556 502391

E: AJMalone@hewats.co.uk

Charles Laurie(Partner)

$Charles Laurie

Charles originally obtained an English Law degree from the University of Cambridge in 1975. Subsequently he qualified as a barrister in England before devoting himself to a family farm near Castle Douglas for a number of years. He returned to the law in the early 1990s, qualifying in Scots Law at Glasgow University before taking up a position originally as an associate with Hewats in 1993. Charles was assumed as a partner in the firm with effect from 1st April 2002.His principal practice areas are domestic and commercial conveyancing, civil and criminal litigation and employment law. With his agricultural background he has a particular interest in agricultural law and the law of the countryside. Outside the office his interests include fishing, country sports and opera.

T: 01556 502391

E: CALaurie@hewats.co.uk

Robert Oliver(Law Accountant)

$Robert Oliver

Robert is a longstanding employee of the firm. Robert became a member of the Society of Law Accounts in Scotland in November 1991. Following on from this he studied for his paralegal qualifications in Wills, Trusts and Executries through Strathclyde University, qualifying in February 2007. Robert assists the solicitors in the firm with Executry and Trust matters. Outside of work Robert is an elder of Tarff and Twynholm Church of Scotland and is also their treasurer.

T: 01556 502391

E: roliver@hewats.co.uk

Property Department – Marion Walker and Kerri Johnston

$Property Department – Marion Walker and Kerri Johnston
$Property Department – Marion Walker and Kerri Johnston

Hewats' Property Department is headed by Marion Walker our Property Manager, and her Assistant Kerri Johnston.

Marion joined Hewats in October 2014 as the Office/Property Manager and is responsible for managing the Property Team and Legal Support Staff. Within in her role as the Property Manager, Marion assists clients in providing a free market appraisal of their property, advising them on the best marketing strategies as well as acting as sales negotiator to achieve an advantageous sale for the clients.

Kerri joined Hewats in December 1993 having had previous secretarial experience with Dumfries & Galloway Council. Kerri has accredited qualifications in Estate Agency work and, as well as attending to preparation of sales particulars, deal with all aspects of the Estate Agency including arranging viewings, accompanied viewings, and maintaining Hewats' Property Enquiry Database for prospective purchasers actively seeking properties in South West Scotland.

Marion and her Team believe in delivering great customer service to match each individual clients needs.

T: 01556 502946

E: marionw@hewats.co.uk or kerri@hewats.co.uk

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