Our History

The doors to Allingham & Co first opened in 1982. Back then the doors were to a small office in Bruntsfield Place, equipped with a single solicitor, a manual typewriter and a desire to help our clients however we could.

Since then, much has changed. We now have two offices in the south of Edinburgh (in Colinton and Buckstone), a team of solicitors and support staff, and we’ve moved on from manual typewriters too.

One thing remains the same as it has been since 1982, however: our commitment to delivering the best possible legal service to every single client who walks through our doors.

The Allingham & Co approach

We pride ourselves on being straightforward, with our priority always being the satisfaction of our clients. We’re proud to have supported hundreds of clients with property sales, property purchases, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Executries and Living Wills – with many clients returning for repeat legal support over the years.

We’re not new to the legal profession and we’ve honed our legal and business practices over the last four decades. We like to keep things simple, personal and efficient. In practice, this means that our solicitors always explain things in plain English, keep you informed at every stage of the process, and always seek to promote your interests.

We value…

Being transparent & approachable

We aim to make complex things simple. We strive to break down the legal system into plain English, so that you know exactly what’s happening along the way. We want you to be part of the process at every stage.

Providing a friendly, personal service

Our doors are always open and we’re never further than a phone call away. Every client has a core point of contact at Allingham & Co, so you can rest easy knowing that you’ll be kept informed at every stage of the process.

Being reliable & professional partners

Every one of our solicitors is knowledgeable, efficient and reliable. We’re your supporter, your guide and your partner through the legal process and we go out of our way to make your journey as smooth as possible.

Our Team

Colin Redpath

Director Office: Colinton

Colin joined Allingham & Co in 1989, seven years after the firm started. For many years, Colin supported property and conveyancing clients from our Buckstone office. Now, Colin is based in our Colinton office managing the firm, as well as supporting the property and conveyancing team with all aspects of property purchase and sales.

Nadia Sharif

Director Office: Colinton

Nadia has been a member of the Allingham & Co team since 2018. With over a decade of property experience, Nadia supports clients in our Colinton office, with a range of property and conveyancing services, with a particular focus on residential property marketing, transfers of title, security work and guarantee advice.

Hilary Peppiette

Head of Private Client Office: Buckstone

Hilary joined the team in 2019 and heads up our Private Client team. She has a particular interest in providing specialist legal advice for elderly and vulnerable people and is on the committee for the Scottish Solicitors for the Elderly. Hilary supports clients with Wills, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills and Executries.

Jennifer Mackintosh

Senior Associate Office: Buckstone

Joining the Allingham & Co team in 2016 as a newly qualified solicitor, Jennifer now works in our Private Client team. She advises clients on Wills, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills and Executries and is also a full member of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP).

Elaine Arnott

Associate Office: Buckstone

Elaine, who joined the team in 2019, works in our Private Client team, and also has extensive experience in conveyancing. Elaine provides clients with support with Wills, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Executries and inheritance tax planning.

Gwen Stewart

Accredited Conveyancing Paralegal Office: Colinton

Gwen is an Accredited Conveyancing Paralegal with over 20 years experience. She joined Allingham & Co in 2024 and specialises in all aspects of residential conveyancing including purchases, sales, transfers of title and discharges.

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