Morison and Smith Solicitors

The legal practice of Morison and Smith was founded in the 1878 although it has origins in Lanark back to 1824 and is one of Lanarkshire’s oldest solicitor firms. We recently merged with our sister company John R Muir and Co. and we have offices in Lanark, Carluke and Airdrie. Despite the companies advanced years Morison Smith solicitors is still very much an innovative, current and energetic legal firm. The Current Partners of Morison and Smith are locals themselves and understand the community in our Royal Burgh.

Morison and Smith Solicitors offer a wide range of legal and estate agency services at affordable prices. Our team of lawyers and estate agents have built a strong reputation based on consistently delivering exceptional levels of service and results.

Our property legal services include:


We have recently expanded our already extensive list of legal services and along with our property services we can also offer expert legal assistance in areas such as


Here at Morison and Smith we offer a complete package for property services, whether you are buying or selling a property, remortgaging, a tenant or a landlord our solicitors and estate agents can do it all.

Our estate agency services include:

  • Free Valuations
  • Schedule preparation
  • Photography
  • Marketing (Rightmove, ESPC, S1Homes, Zoopla, On The Market, Facebook, Twitter, Primelocation, and many more)
  • Arranging and conducting viewings
  • Property matching database
  • Negotiate offers


Once we have found a buyer or property for you our legal team can then assist you with the rest.

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Morison and Smith Solicitors will happily assist you with the sale of your house. We are on hand to guide you throughout the selling process - from taking your instructions on any offer, concluding missives up to completion. We shall ensure that your sale completes as smoothly as possible from:

Preparing for Sale: We contact your mortgage lenders after you supply us with a note of their name and address and your mortgage account number to enable us to have your titles in preparation for the conveyancing. We review your Home Information Pack.

Alterations: We check with you that all necessary local authority consents are available, or advise you what to do if they are not to ensure the sale of your house is not delayed.

Offer: When offers are received we explain their legal effect. When an acceptable offer is received we issue a qualified acceptance i,e, we accept some of the conditions of the formal offer to purchase, delete some and qualify others.

Missives: We ensure that a binding contract is concluded and that your interests are protected. We provide you with a copy and explain the contract to you.

Title Matters: We forward everything necessary to liaise with the purchasing solicitors so that they deliver to us for your signature the transfer of title document in favour of the buyer. We will order the necessary searches and reports which shall have to be provided to the purchasing solicitors.

Title Deeds: We ensure that the title transfer document ‘the Disposition' is correct prior to being signed by you. We shall also arrange for your mortgage  to be discharged/removed from the Land Registers record.

Settlement: We arrange with you the placement of the keys on the sale date so that we can receive the sale price. Never hand over keys to a buyer unless you have checked with us that we have received the sale price on your behalf

Accounting: We shall provide you with a clear statement of all monies received and paid out on your behalf including all charges made by this firm. We shall arange payment of your estate agency bill, pay off your mortgage and pay any outstanding factors bill before remitting the balance to you.