Dec 2 2011 by Lisa Boyle, Ayrshire Post (main ed)
SHE’S bringing her own string to the Lockharts bow.
And Margo McGill’s specialist knowledge means she is a welcome addition to the law firm.
Margo, 36, is the latest partner at the 125-year-old business.
She’ll focus on residential and commercial conveyancing, wills and executries.
But as a farmer’s daughter and a farmer’s wife, Margo brings key agricultural speciality to the practice.
Margo, who previously worked for city-based firm Maclay, Murray and Spens, said: “A partnership at Lockharts is a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference in Ayrshire.
“I’ve dealt with some of Scotland’s largest sporting estates and landowners and I am keen to offer my expertise to the local farming community.”
Margo grew up at Aitewan Farm near Maybole, a dairy, beef and sheep enterprise run by her parents Tom and Elizabeth McGill.
She attended the town’s Carrick Academy and attained an honours degree in Private Law at Glasgow University.
Margo is married to Robbie and they live on the family beef farm near Mossblown.
As a mother and farmer’s wife she balances work with looking after her two boys Rory, 5, and little Kyle, 2.
Lockharts was founded in 1876 and is based in Beresford Terrace, Ayr.
Senior partner Peter Lockhart added: “To bring someone of Margo McGill’s calibre to the firm expands our expertise into new fields.
“Existing partners Michael Scott, Stephen Bradford and myself are delighted to welcome her to the company.”