Business and Commercial

Charles Wood & Son Solicitors provides practical legal and commerical advice to all manner of businesses in Kirkcaldy, and east central Scotland including sole traders, partnerships, companies, owner-managed businesses and SMEs.

Civil and Criminal Court

Legal disputes will inevitably arise and managing these is vital. Whether you require assistance with debt recovery or complex contractual issues, we can help. We are determined to get results for our clients and will advise and guide our clients through the court process.

Property and Estate Agency

Our local knowledge of current market trends allows us to provide a conveyancing service of the highest quality. Unlike a number of our competitors, all of our transactions are handled by fully qualified solicitors. The cost to you is the same but you get added peace of mind.

Employment Law

Employment law is becoming increasingly complex. Taking early legal advice is therefore highly recommended. We have acted for a whole range of employers and employees in cases before the employment tribunal and have considerable experience in negotiating settlements and resolutions.

Family Law

We provide a responsive, helpful and sensitive service when advising on the emotive and increasingly complex area of Family Law. Whilst the vast majority of cases are settled out of court, where this is not possible, our lawyers have considerable experience in pursuing and defending in both the Court of Session and Sheriff Court.

Wills, Trusts and Executries

Of prime importance to all of our clients is the need to maximise the value of and protect the assets that they have worked so hard to acquire. We recommend all of our clients prepare a Will irrespective of their financial position or personal circumstances.

Welcome to Charles Wood & Son

COVID-19 Update

In common with most businesses at this time, Charles Wood & Son is currently having to take steps to address the issues created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are still open for business but, with immediate effect, we are no longer meeting clients and/or other solicitors on a face-to-face basis save where absolutely necessary. We will attend to all business via written correspondence (preferably email) and by the telephone where possible.

Our contact details have not changed but we would ask all clients and other parties contacting us to please bear with us as there may well be a degree of delay in our responding to queries at this difficult time.

Most importantly, we hope all of our staff and clients manage to stay safe and well.


Originally established in Kirkcaldy, Fife, in 1907, Charles Wood & Son, Solicitors and Notaries Public is a well-respected, independent and progressive law firm, serving both the private client and commercial sectors.

Our business model has each client’s interests at its heart and our lawyers offer personal, pragmatic and tailored legal and commercial advice across a broad range of legal matters in an open and transparent manner, for a fair cost.

In short, we listen to our clients and provide solutions to their legal needs, on time and within budget.

We advise all manner of clients from individuals through to partnerships and small to medium sized companies based throughout the Kirkcaldy District and the greater Fife/east central Scotland area.

Much of our work comes from referrals from existing clients and contacts and we never take this for granted.

We aim to match the level of service one would expect from a “big city firm” but at a more competitive cost.

We can be very innovative with our feeing arrangements and can provide fixed or capped fee quotes in appropriate cases. You may also be entitled to Legal Aid.

Meetings can be held at our office in central Kirkcaldy (on Kirk Wynd) or, in appropriate cases, our lawyers can come to you. We are also happy to meet outside traditional business hours as and when appropriate/necessary.

One thing of which you can be confident is that we will always provide excellent service at a fair value.

Whether you are an existing client, or looking to find out more about us, our solicitors/lawyers and what we do, we hope that you will find this website useful. Please contact us if you require further information on any aspect of our services and how we might be able to help you.

Due to our on-going expansion plans, we are always keen to speak to any solicitor or other legal professional who might be of benefit to Charles Wood & Son and our clients. Any such person should feel free to contact us at any time on an entirely confidential and no obligation basis. Please click on our NEWS tab above for details of current vacancies.

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