Who We Are

We are a small legal practice based in Hawick in the Scottish Borders. The firm consists of two solicitors and a support staff of four. We are genuinely committed to the interests of our clients. We take pride in providing an efficient service at a reasonable price.

Charles Rickett


Charles was educated at Cambridge University where he studied Modern Languages. He studied law at the College of Law in London and practiced in the City of London as a commercial litigator for 11 years before coming to Hawick in 1993. He became a partner in 1995 and has over 27 years experience as a solicitor in many fields. He specialises in non-contentious work, family law and civil litigation.

Keith Murray


Keith was educated at Aberdeen University where he studied agriculture. After university, he embarked on a successful career in retail management with Homebase Ltd, managing DIY superstores across Scotland. In 2005, he left Homebase to study law at Napier University, obtaining an LLB with distinction in 2006. Following the completion of the Diploma in Legal Practice at Edinburgh University in 2007, he then trained with Shepherd & Wedderburn in Edinburgh, before joining Andrew Haddon & Crowe W.S. in 2009. He specialises in civil court work, with a particular emphasis on family and employment law. He has a particular interest in contact and adoption cases.

Kerry Crudge

Paralegal and Financial Controller

As well as running the financial side of the business, Kerry is also a registered paralegal in trusts and executries and conveyancing. She is involved in the drafting of wills and powers of attorney.

Debbie Sutherland

Conveyancing Assistant and Secretary

She deals with the conveyancing and is currently studying for qualification as a conveyancing paralegal.

Leah Graham


Leah joined the firm in 2014. She is a secretary in the Court practice of the firm.

Nicole Gray

Receptionist and Secretary

Nicole joined the firm in June 2016 and carries out general office duties as well as manning the telephone and typing.


The firm was founded in Hawick by Andrew Haddon on his return from the Boer War. His son and grandson, both Andrew Haddons, practised with the firm. The last Andrew Haddon died in 1993. The firm has been based in its present offices (formerly an agricultural labour exchange) at 3 Oliver Place for many decades. A former German POW who came to the offices seeking work just after the war remarked on a recent visit that he was pleased that they had changed so little. That may be true of the offices but we can guarantee that the legal expertise is up to date.


Andrew Haddon & Crowe W.S.,
3 Oliver Place,


01450 372738