Solicitors and Notaries Public.

Since 1890 Wrights has offered excellence in legal services in Motherwell and across Scotland.

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Why Choose Us

Serving the community in Motherwell and across Scotland since 1890, we are committed to providing a friendly, professional and efficient service to all our clients at a competitive cost. We aim to provide the highest standard of service in both legal expertise and client care. You can rely on us.

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We offer comprehensive advice and expertise in: residential and commercial conveyancing and leasing, all aspects of family law including separation, divorce and dissolution, wills, Powers of Attorney, executries and inheritance, dispute resolution, advice for the elderly, property development, planning law, property disputes, corrective conveyancing, company law, lifetime and equity release borrowing, employers’ settlement and redundancy agreements, and Notary Public services for individuals and companies.

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Proud to support

Cancer Research is the world’s leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research, prevention and treatment. We are proud to be appointed solicitors under their Free Will Service. This is for anyone agreed 55 or over. It covers the cost of a simple will and many who use it choose to include a gift to Cancer Research UK. This might not suit everyone, but if you are interested in supporting the work of Cancer Research through this scheme, please contact Neil Busby.

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Wright Solicitors Motherwell

From its earliest days Wright Solicitors Motherwell has been deeply involved with the local community, providing a personal legal service not only to its many private clients but also to the local and the wider business community.

The firm was the local agent for both the Clydesdale Bank and Leeds Permanent Building Society until their own branch networks were set up and our founding partner, Alex L Wright, was the Motherwell Burgh Fiscal for many years. In earlier years the firm’s partners were responsible for setting up many local businesses some of which would later become household names on a national scale. This was to include establishing connections on the international stage with the early cinema industry, one of the partners playing host on visits to Motherwell of many well known figures in the cinema world including Charlie Chaplin and Cecil B. De Mille. Wrights also developed wide ranging connections with the motor trade, acting for many of what were to become the largest retail motor dealers in the UK, a connection with the automotive industry which is maintained to this day.

Wrights continues to serve a wide range of private and corporate clients, providing all with the same high level of service and being ever conscious in these changing times of the importance of maintaining our local roots and the caring, personal service we provide to our many clients. In more recent times we have expanded our practice area into the upper wards of Lanarkshire and the Borders where we offer the same high levels of personal service to the local communities and the vital agricultural industry located there.

Coronavirus Update

At this time of unprecedented disruption, we want to pass on a personal note as we all face the effects of Coronavirus (Covid-19). It is inevitable that we will all be affected to some extent, whether it is our businesses or our own people and families.

As far as possible we aim to continue to serve and assist you with any legal matters on which you require assistance, whether it is to buy or sell property, family law, administration of estates, planning and development matters or corporate law and to assist you to run your personal life and business life as normal. We have in place the systems to allow all of us to work remotely from home should we be prevented from getting into the office for any reason. At present it is business as usual here although we are reducing/eliminating non-essential meetings.

Much can be handled electronically and we can all access email remotely. If we cannot be contacted by phone you should email us giving a note of your contact number(s) and we will call you back. Our addresses are:-


We also have a general email box shown on our stationery:

Please ensure we have your up to date email address and if necessary simply send a test email confirming your latest or preferred address.

We will be able to conduct meetings by phone but if you have a Skype account please email your Skype address to us. We don’t all have access to Skype yet and this is being reviewed.

Dealing with work on your behalf will frequently involve providing us with physical paperwork. This will still be possible by prior arrangement so let us know.

Above all, we all must stay safe and healthy. Do call any of us if you are concerned about any matter.

Why choose us?

Personal and friendly

We take pride in our reputation as approachable and friendly solicitors who treat every client with respect and empathy.

Years of legal expertise

Our firm has years of legal expertise in a number of specialist fields. Incorporated in 1890 we have extensive experience in our industry.


Wrights has been operating since 1890 and since then, every member of our team is carefully selected from the most knowledgeable and elite lawyers in the country.


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Our news

15th April 2019
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New Website Launch

At last our new website is up and running allowing clients to access our services from all over Scotland. We will update our news section regularly with articles of interest to our clients on property and legal matters so check back regularly to see if there is anything of interest to you. Please have a […]

15th April 2019
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St. Andrew’s Hospice Make a Will Month

Once again in the month of March Wrights took part in the St. Andrews Hospice Make a Will Month. We donated our time and expertise to help clients get their affairs in order, to protect their loved ones and benefit the Hospice while doing so to support the amazing work they do.

15th April 2019
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Charity ascent of Ben Nevis

Our conveyancing paralegal Susanne Fleming in September will climb Ben Nevis along with her nephew Greg and a large group of family to raise money to support the excellent work of the Neuroscience and Spinal Unit at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, and the Lanarkshire Traumatic Brain Injury Team. Susanne says “Greg and his parents were […]

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To say how much we appreciate your making our house sale/purchase as painless as possible- still my favourite lawyer!


You pulled out the stops for us last week and did more than you had to do. We certainly could not have done it without you, we both appreciate it very much.

-Grace and Denis

Thank you so much for everything you did for us and all the calls you tolerated when we were sorting out the purchase, and of course for all the work before that!