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We are a private and commercial legal practice with a large client base throughout Greenock and Inverclyde. We provide a high quality legal service for a wide range of situations. As a friendly, approachable, professional company we pride ourselves in knowing our clients and their individual needs.

We offer a wide range of legal services

including in the areas of property purchases and sales, wills and executries, powers of attorney and trusts

and also operate Inverclyde’s largest sales & leasing estate agency:

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"I have used Neill Clerk & Murray a couple of times now and I can honestly say I have received 100% sound professional advice throughout. It was the best decision I took when I received advice from a close friend to contact the above solicitors. I fully recommend Neill Clerk & Murray to anyone who needs sound professional advice."

Key staff

David Armstrong


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David joined the firm as a partner in 2001 from another local firm and has had many years experience of conveyancing and the preparation of wills. David deals with all types of property purchases and sales, preparation of wills and powers of attorney on a daily basis and is able to provide his clients with his experience in negotiating the purchase and sale of both residential and commercial property.

Nicola Gillard


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Nicola joined the firm in 2001 and has many years of experience in most aspects of legal work. She focuses on trust work, wills and executries and powers of attorney as well as dealing with purchase, sale and lease of residential and commercial property and non-contentious employment law. Nicola provides her clients with her wide ranging experience and guidance and gives her clients the confidence and peace of mind that their business is being dealt with professionally and competently.

Charlene Duncan


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Charlene joined the firm from our Estate Agency in 2016 as a trainee solicitor and remained with us, progressing through to Partner in 2022. Charlene assists her clients across a range of areas including wills, powers of attorney, executries, trusts, guardianships and intervention orders as well as residential and commercial conveyancing.

Dianne Ripoll


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Dianne joined the firm in 2022 from a firm in Edinburgh where she had been Private Client Director. Dianne qualified in 2011 and has several years of experience working in various areas of private practice including residential conveyancing and private client work. Dianne's focus now is executory work, powers of attorney, wills and liferent trusts. Dianne takes great pride in providing an excellent client service whilst building close relationships with her clients and providing them with support through the difficult time of losing a loved one.

Ameli Yordanova


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Ameli joined the firm in 2023 and deals with a variety of work including residential conveyancing, executries, trusts, wills and powers of attorney.

Elizabeth Ross


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Elizabeth joined the firm in 2022. Elizabeth deals with a mix of work including residential conveyancing, wills and executries, powers of attorney and guardianships.

Tony Finch


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Tony joined the firm in 2022 as a Trainee Solicitor and has previously worked in leasing and property management. He is currently gaining experience with residential conveyancing, trusts, powers of attorney, wills and executries.

Faiza Ahmed


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Faiza joined the firm as a trainee solicitor and has experience in various areas of law, including criminal defence and simple procedure, where she dealt with litigious aspects of legal practice. She now deals with residential conveyancing alongside providing clients with advice in respect of wills, trusts and executries.

Heather Black


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Heather joined the firm in 2016 as a paralegal and assists with the winding up of executry estates and administration of trusts.

Caroline Wark


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Caroline initially joined the firm as a legal secretary in 2003 and qualified as a paralegal in 2021. She now assists with the winding up of executry estates and the administration of trusts.

Our services

Wills, Trusts and Executries

A will is an important part in ensuring your assets are distributed and dealt with the way you wish following your death. Whether you are thinking about making your will or updating your current will, we can provide you with assistance and guidance from everything from a straightforward will to a complex trust deed.

Residential and Commercial Property

We offer a full range of residential and commercial services and with our extensive knowledge of the legal world our solicitors can be of service in a number of situations, whether you are purchasing your first home, selling your current home, buying a property to rent out, or looking to buy or lease commercial premises for your business.

Powers of Attorney and Guardianships

A Power of Attorney allows you to authorise another, usually a trusted relative or friend, to act on your behalf to deal with your affairs. If a Guardianship order is necessary, we have many years experience dealing with Guardianship applications and can assist you through the process.

Specific implement, Interdict and Protective Orders

These are terms used to define court orders which force someone to carry out, or to refrain from carrying out a particular act. They have application in many legal scenarios including, but not limited to, personal safety, abuse and property rights and obligations.

Recovery of Tenancies in cases of rent arrears, contractual breach and nuisance behaviour

Are you a landlord or management agent? Do you need sound advice on recovery of a flat, house or property. We can assist you in all aspects of that recovery including the service of notices, raising of courts actions and representation in same to their conclusion. We are able to advise you on which of the grounds you can seek recovery on and to assist you in the process of actually recovering your property from your tenant.

Property Boundary and Ownership Disputes

Do you own a property in which you have difficulties with a neighbour in relation to the boundary between your properties? Are there aspects to your title deeds in terms of your rights and obligations with which you require advice and assistance? We are available to assist with all matters relative to the nature and extent of your property.

Accident Claims in association with Digby Brown Solicitors and Compensate

It is your right if, because of an accident, you have suffered injury and damage to your person or belongings that the negligent party pays you compensation - in many cases this will be the other party’s insurance company. Accident claims have become a very specialised area of the law. At Neill Clerk and Murray we want you to have access to the best expert witnesses and, where possible, with no risk to you in terms of expensive outlays and legal fees. That is why we have an alliance with a specialist claims firm that can offer you the opportunity of a no win no fee scenario whilst still maintaining a local connection for you.

Services For Business

We provide a full range of services to Business clients including advising on: Buying and Selling Commercial Property and Businesses; Commercial Leases on behalf of Landlords and Tenants; Company Law; Partnerships.

Elderly Care Advice

We offer advice to elderly clients and their families over a full range of issues including: Wills; Powers of Attorney; Guardianship; Inheritance Planning; Long Term Care Issues; Residential and Nursing Home Fees.


Image of historic partner in the firm, Robert Neill
Robert Neill
Image of historic partner in the firm, Stewart Neill
Stewart Neill
Image of historic partner in the firm, Duncan Clerk
Duncan Clerk
Image of historic partner in the firm, George Murray
George Murray

The origins of Neill Clerk & Murray go back a very long way. As with many legal firms, our name has changed a bit over the years but records show that the firm was originally established in 1841 by Robert Neill.

Robert brought his brother Stewart into partnership which then became R & S Neill. Duncan Clerk was subsequently brought into the partnership, followed by Robert Orkney. The firm changed its name to Neill Clerk & Orkney and remained as this until the end of the 19th century when George Murray joined the business and our firm name changed once more to become Neill Clerk & Murray.

Founded in Greenock, the firm developed links with industry in the West of Scotland and was involved with sugar, canvas, shipbuilding and engineering. With the wealth created by these industries new ones arose, providing the firm with an extremely wide range of experience including in the shipbuilding world and helping in Guinea to establish a code of maritime law.

In common with many professional firms, the emphasis of the firm’s activities in the 1960s, 70s and 80s tended to move from contracts and exports to corporate finance, acquisitions and mergers.

Nowadays we still maintain the ability to offer a variety of legal services to a wide range of clients both commercial and individual.

Please note

Our Gourock office is now closed. All title deeds, wills and other documents previously held at that office are now held at our main office at 3 Ardgowan Square, Greenock PA16 8NW.

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Neill Clerk & Murray
3 Ardgowan Square
Greenock PA16 8NW
info@neillclerkmurray.co.uk http://www.neillclerkmurray.co.uk

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