45 High Street
Dumbarton, G82 1LS, 01389 742 777

112 Main Street,
Alexandria, G82 1LS, 01389 756 979

Opening Times
Mon - Fri 9.00 - 17.00

Legal Services - General Civil

We undertake both legal aid and privately funded work.

Our civil solicitors undertake a wide variety of court work including, but not limited to, Dispute Resolution, Interdicts, Non-harassment Orders, Neighbour Disputes, Settlement Agreements, Civic Government Appeals, PPI Claims, Criminal Injuries Compensation, Housing Matters, Evictions and Debt Recovery. We are also able to provide a full Notary Public service to administer oaths and certify documents.

Legal Team

Bill Cairns

Bill Cairns

Bill Cairns: LLB MBA, member of the Family Law Association
Having qualified in 1971 Mr Cairns has extensive experience representing client’s in a variety of civil matters ranging from matrimonial and family disputes to, employment matters, damages claims and anything in between. He is one of the founding partners of Cairns Brown and manages the business aspects of the firm.

Tom Brown - Lawyer

Tom Brown

After qualifying in 1978 Mr Brown worked as a procurator fiscal for a number of years before moving to practice in criminal defence. Since then he has successfully represented clients in every manner of criminal trials, including Courts Martial. Mr Brown is located in our Alexandria office and can be contacted there for further advice.

Roddy Boag

Roddy Boag

Mr Boag qualified in 1981 and has now worked in criminal defence for over thirty years. During his 20 years as partner at Cairns Brown he has appeared in Sheriff courts throughout Scotland and defended clients in numerous High Court cases. To benefit from this level of experience, you can make an appointment with Mr Boag at our Dumbarton office.

Lauren Kerr

Lauren Kerr

LLB (Hons) Dip LP, member of the Family Law Association
Miss Kerr qualified in 2009 and has worked in the jurisdiction of Dumbarton for the entirety of her career. She is experienced in criminal and family law as well as children's referrals. If you need help with any of these matters you can arrange an appointment with her by contacting our Alexandria office.

Gillian Bowman

Gillian Bowman

BA LLB Dip LP, member of the Family Law Association
Having completed a traineeship exclusively in family law Mrs Bowman has a particular interest in this area and has experience representing clients in financial contact , interdict and children’s referral matters. Since qualifying in 2014 and joining Cairns Brown she has practised in many other general civil matters and can be contacted at our Dumbarton office.


I sought support initially from Cairns Brown on recommendation to gain a financial separation and settlement of assets. They offered objective and excellent legal advice informing me fully on what options were available. They supported and advised me, allowing me to progress a very acrimonious situation with integrity and fairness. Circumstance led to further representation in a family court but their expertise meant the best interests of my child were prioritised which was the most important thing. CC April 2017

From initial enquiry to my divorce and financial negotiations being concluded, Cairns Brown were efficient, helpful and reasonable.  The advice I was given was excellent, and all the complicated procedures and paperwork were explained to me.  In fact, it couldn’t have been easier.  They were the third legal firm I spoke to, and were the best by far.   VL April 2017

Cairns Brown has  advised  and represented myself,  family and business over the past years (18 years) on many various matters successfully,  with the latest issue being with a major utility company and being successful with costs, £6,000 00 being repaid to myself. I would not hesitate to recommend these Solicitors for personal advice or  any possible litigations minor or major  they may have. DM April 2017

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