About Us

Melrose & Porteous Limited - Providing legal and estate agency services to the Borders since 1898

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Meet The Team

  • Kathryn Wilson

    Director

    Kathryn, Director, qualified as a Solicitor in 1983 and since 1989 has run the Court Department in the firm. She advises on all matters relating to Civil Litigation including Contract Disputes, Employment Law, Debt Collection. Kathryn has a special i…

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  • Melanie Roberts

    Director

    Melanie qualified as a Solicitor in 2009 after passing the Law Society Professional Examinations and obtaining a Diploma in Legal Practice at Edinburgh University. Melanie is a Notary Public and a Scottish Law Accountant with a wealth of experience i…

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  • Debbie Scott

    Property Manager

    Debbie has a wealth of knowledge in construction as well as the local property market, having worked as an Architectural Technician and then in both corporate and independent estate agencies.  Debbie also has a Certificate in Residential Estate Agenc…

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  • Janette Minter

    Paralegal

    Janette qualified as a conveyancing Paralegal back in 1998 and is now a PEAT 1 trainee Solicitor.  Janette spent a number of years working for firms in Edinburgh in both residential and commercial property, and in particular acting for industrial lan…

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  • Jackie Lothian

    Personal Assistant

    Jackie has been a Melrose & Porteous employee since leaving school and is currently a PA within the Conveyancing/Private Client department.  She has acquired a wealth of experience over the years dealing with private client and conveyancing matte…

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  • Kirsty Allan

    Legal Secretary

    Kirsty joined the firm in 2015 and is currently a PA within the Conveyancing/Private Client department.  She also assists Melanie Roberts with Wills, Trusts and Executries.  Kirsty hopes to shortly embark upon a qualification through The Society of T…

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  • Laura Kay

    Legal Secretary

    Laura assists Kathryn Wilson in the family law department.  Laura has previous family law legal experience, and joined the firm after graduating from The Open University with a first class honours Open Degree, specialising in psychology.

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