Who We Are
Andrew Haddon & Crowe WS is a legal practice based in Hawick in the Scottish Borders, specialising in Civil Law. Our solicitors have a combined experience of over 45 years and offer a wide range of legal services to private individuals and small businesses. We pride ourselves on providing an efficient and cost effective service.
.....and a bit of history
The firm was founded in Hawick by Andrew Haddon on his return from the Boer War. His son and grandson, both called Andrew Haddon, practiced with the firm. The last Andrew Haddon died in 1993. The firm has been based in its present offices (an agricultural labour exchange after the war, then a taylor’s) at 3 Oliver Place for many decades. 3 Oliver Place is a grade B listed building near the Horse monument.
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 the firm in 1995 and has many years’ experience as a solicitor in many fields. He specialises in Property Purchases and Sales, Executries, Powers of Attorneys and Wills.
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 in 2009. He specialises in civil court work, with a particular emphasis on family and employment law. He has wide experience of actions in the sheriff court, has also conducted appeals to the Sheriff Appeal Court and is regularly appointed as a bar reporter and Curator ad litem for family actions in the Scottish Borders. He has a particular interest in residence and contact cases, including those involving domestic abuse.
Kerry joined the firm in 2009 as our Cashier. She completed classes provided through The Society of Law Accountants in Scotland (SOLAS) and is now a full member of the Society. As well as running the financial side of the business, Kerry is a Law Society of Scotland Accredited Paralegal in Wills and Executries and a member of the Scottish Paralegal Association. She has also completed a Graduate Diploma in Law (Conveyancing) in conjunction with Scotia Law Training and the University of Stirling. She specialises in Wills, Power of Attorneys and Executries.
Paralegal and Financial Controller
Debbie joined the firm in 2011 and subsequently qualified as a conveyancing paralegal gaining a Graduate Certificate in Law (Conveyancing) in conjunction with Scotia Law Training and the University of Stirling. She handles conveyancing in the firm as well as being a secretary to Charles Rickett with a wide range of knowledge of all aspects of the firm's practice.
Conveyancing Paralegal/Legal Secretary
Leah joined the firm in 2014. She is a secretary to Keith Murray and most of her time is spent preparing court documents and dealing with Family Law cases.
Nicole joined the firm in 2016 and carries out general office duties and reception. Nicole specialises in Legal Aid and is also a secretary in the Court practice for the firm.