We are a leading 20 partner, medium sized law firm based in Edinburgh and Aberdeen, delivering legal services in the areas of dispute resolution, commercial and charities, and private client and property work. The firm has a distinguished track record since its inception in 1888. The firm combines the best of traditional values with a modern, progressive approach.
Our firm is headed up by Chairman, Elaine Motion.
The firm’s dispute resolution team is at the core of the business. David Short heads up our 12 partner strong Litigation team. The team is among the largest in Scotland, with an exceptional breadth and depth of experience across the litigation field. Our work ranges from routine Sheriff Court actions, through to novel, complex and high value cases in the Court of Session, the United Kingdom Supreme Court and cases before specialised tribunals and bodies. We have four solicitor advocates with extended rights of audience which entitles them to appear in the upper civil courts, they are Robert Holland, Alastair Milne, Elaine Motion and Fiona Muirs.
Our dispute resolution expertise covers a wide range of areas, including:
Professional discipline and regulation
Private client litigation
Commercial and contractual disputes
Debt recovery and insolvency.
The legal services offered by our commercial and charities teams headed by partner Hugh Angus, covers several practice areas, including:
Corporate governance and regulatory compliance
Environmental legislation and due diligence
Joint ventures and collaborative agreements
Licence and service agreements
Business sale and purchase
Company secretarial services
Trustee and director duties and responsibilities.
Specialist areas include legal services for housing associations, charities and not-for-profit enterprises, as well as small and family businesses.
Our private client and property teams, headed by partner Ken Robertson, offer legal services for individuals across a wide area, including:
Powers of attorney
The firm is the sole Scottish member of The Parlex Group, an alliance of law firms. This ensures that our clients have instant access to specialist legal advice concerning their business affairs throughout the European Economic Area and beyond. Parlex has members in most European countries and affiliate members in the United States of America, China, Israel and Malaysia.
We take pride in delivering a personalised service to all its clients, who include public sector organisations, regulatory and disciplinary bodies, companies, partnerships and individuals. The relationship we develop with our clients is central to the success of this approach.