A long-established and highly regarded legal firm based in Duns in the Scottish Borders

In 1932, James Duncan Clark set up his legal practice and over many years established a deserved reputation for excellence in all aspects of court and chamber work.

JD Clark assumed Iain Allan as a partner in the 1950s and the new trading name of JD Clark & Allan, WS. was created. 

The firm, led during the last 40 years by Fiona Gaddes (now retired), has acted for countless generations in Berwickshire and far beyond, maintaining the standards first established by JD Clark.

The partnership was incorporated as JD Clark & Allan Limited in 2012 and continues the trading name of JD Clark & Allan, WS. The current directors are Elliot McQuarrie, who first arrived at JD Clark & Allan in 1988 and Amy Dickson, who joined the practice in January 2015. Two further solicitors, Patricia King and Sara Hall, complete the legal team.

Our office occupies a prime location in Duns Market Square, where the firm has been based since 1991.

Our combined experience and knowledge encompass:

  • Residential and agricultural conveyancing
  • Residential estate agency
  • Wills
  • Powers of Attorney and Guardianship
  • Executries
  • Family Law
  • Civil litigation
  • Criminal Defence work

Whether you are buying or selling a property or looking for some expert legal advice, we are here to help.  Contact us on 01361 882501 for a free initial chat and we will be more than happy to discuss your requirements. Alternatively, send us an email through our ‘contact us‘ form.

Meet the team

Alice Donkin


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Amy Dickson 


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Elliot McQuarrie


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Patricia King

Assistant Solicitor

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How can we help?

We offer an initial consultation completely free of charge.