About Us

We are an established solicitors and estate agency office located at 1 Inverleith Terrace since 1988. We are a two-partner firm with over 60 years of combined experience through John Hughes and Scott Brown. We pride ourselves on the personal and professional attention we give our clients at all stages of each transaction.

We also operate an experienced and dedicated property department who are friendly, approachable, professional and efficient. We offer free pre-sale market appraisals, and a comprehensive marketing service. We have many years’ experience of dealing with purchases and sales and enjoy a good and successful relationship with clients, most of them coming to us through personal recommendations.

We are entirely flexible with our working hours and the Partners, Solicitor and Property Director (David Elder) are happy to see clients from around 8am, with appointments also available after 5pm.

Meet our Team

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  • Connor Malcolm John Hughes

    John Hughes


    John is Qualified Solicitor with around 40 years experience and as well as dealing with all aspects of residential conveyancing, Wills, Executries and Powers of Attorney, he also deals with commercial purchases, sales and leases. He provides clients with a friendly and supportive service throughout.

  • Scott Brown


    Scott has been a qualified solicitor for over 30 years, specialising in the sale and purchase of residential property as well as dealing with wills and powers of attorney. He firmly believes that knowledge and experience coupled with excellent communication get the best results for clients.

  • Connor Malcolm Anne Izatt

    Anne Izatt


    Anne joined the Firm in 1999 as an experienced secretary, but developed a desire to take a step up to carrying out conveyancing as a Paralegal. She qualified in 2005 and now works closely with the Partners to provide a competent and efficient service to all our clients. She frequently deals with younger, first-time buyer clients, guiding them through the intricacies of transactions from start to finish.

  • Connor Malcolm Jackie Glanville

    Jackie Glanville

    Head Cashier

    Jackie joined the Firm in 2006 and leads our cashroom section. She has 35 years’ experience as a legal cashier and still frequently continues to update her professional development through courses and seminars, ensuring that the cashroom in the office runs smoothly and efficiently. Her attention to detail is appreciated by all clients and staff alike.

  • Connor Malcolm Nicky Paterson

    Nicky Paterson

    Assistant Cashier

    Nicky is the longest-serving member of staff in the Firm, having joined in 1997. She assists the cashier with the day-to-day transactions and provides support when required. Her enthusiasm for figures ensures she is competent and proficient in her work providing the Partners and the Head Cashier with everything that is required.

“I have used Connor Malcolm Solicitors to buy and sell properties, and the service and customer satisfaction has been excellent. The staff are very helpful and knowledgeable, and they help you every step of the journey. I would definitely recommend the services of Connor Malcolm.”MR DAVIDSON