About Us

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

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Meet The Team

  • Kathryn Wilson

    Partner

    Kathryn, The Court Partner, 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 …

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  • Melanie Roberts

    Partner

    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 Pre-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…

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  • Jackie Lothian

    Personal Assistant

    Jackie has been a Melrose & Porteous employee since leaving school and has a wealth of experience dealing with private client and conveyancing matters.   She is currently Melanie Roberts’ PA.

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  • Alan Young

    Scottish Building Society Assistant

    Alan has worked for Melrose & Porteous for over 6 years and is currently based in our Eyemouth and Duns offices. He has obtained a number of qualifications, including an NVQ level 3 in Business Administration.

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  • Jamie Renton

    Personal Assistant

    Jamie is Kathryn Wilson’s PA and has a breadth of experience gained from his time in the Court Department. Jamie graduated from Heriot Watt University with a Degree in Business before joining Melrose & Porteous.

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  • Kirsty Allan

    Legal Secretary

    Kirsty assists Janette Minter in the conveyancing department and has gained considerable experience in a relatively short time with the firm.  Kirsty joined the firm following her graduation from Dundee University with an honours degree in Georgraphy…

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  • Emma Lowans

    Reception/ Property Assistant

    Emma is one of our Property Assistants and is based in our Duns office. As well as being part of our Property Department, she also works as receptionist in our Property Shop. Emma previously worked as a Paralegal in Residential Conveyancing so her kn…

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  • Philip Shorney

    Trainee Solicitor

    Philip is our Trainee Solicitor based primarily in the Duns office. Philip joins us after graduating with an LLB (Hons) and Diploma in Legal Practice from the University of Aberdeen. Philip also has experience in commercial and residential property t…

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