Hewats is one of the longest established legal practices in Galloway in southwest Scotland, dating back to 1841 when Richard Hewat rented office space in what are the firm’s present offices in Castle Douglas but which were then a bank.

The firm provides a broad range of legal services to the local community and also to clients from further afield. Further information on our location and some background on the history of Galloway can be found here.

Hewats presently have a team of five lawyers together covering a variety of work. All Hewats solicitors are registered with the Law Society of Scotland. More information on our team can be found here. We aim to provide for clients a complete local solution for all their legal needs but if more specialist knowledge is required, Hewats have contacts with a range of specialist firms offering specialist advice, in Glasgow, Edinburgh and throughout the British Isles.

We provide a full range of legal services combining local knowledge with legal expertise.

The firm prides itself on its ability to deliver efficient and effective advice tailored to clients individual needs in a friendly, helpful and practical manner.

Our overriding aim is to provide the best advice in an efficient manner at reasonable cost and to ensure that clients know that they are given value for money.




at we do

Our particular areas of expertise are:

  • Property Sale and Purchase
  • Estate Agency
  • Wills and Executries
  • Accident and Injury Claims
  • Litigation - Civil and Criminal
  • Road Traffic
  • Employment Law






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