08 May 2014

Press Release: Aberdein Considine Experiences Significant Growth Within First Year in Edinburgh

Press Release: Aberdein Considine Experiences Significant Growth Within First Year in Edinburgh

Leading Scottish law firm Aberdein Considine has experienced significant growth within its first year of operations in Edinburgh as its looks to continue to enhance its offering from the Scottish capital throughout the coming months.

Since opening its first base early in 2013, the firm has gone from strength to strength in the city and has recently appointed four new partners within its Exchange Tower team. Leonie Donald, Graham Scott, Julian Scott and Naeema Sajid have been appointed to the role across its commercial litigation, trusts and asset protection, residential property and family law disciplines respectively.

During the last year, the firm has also trebled its staff within the city and now has a workforce of 30 across two offices. The firm's base within Exchange Tower has also grown by 1,500 sq ft, with an option for an additional space as it looks to add further senior appointments to its employment law, corporate, banking, commercial property, private clients and criminal law teams in Edinburgh.

The firm has also announced that its annual turnover is up 16.7% on the previous financial year, with the expansion into Edinburgh and the surrounding area playing a pivotal role in this significant increase.

Harvey Aberdein, Managing Partner at Aberdein Considine, believes that there have been a number of contributing factors driving the firm's growth.

He said: "We established a presence in Edinburgh after identifying a gap in the market. There is little or no competition in terms of national law firms who can look after both private and SME clients and Aberdein Considine can do this, providing a national service that is tailored to specific, local needs.

"We're delighted to be able to be in the position of continually adding to our team and the four new partner appointments very much reflect the specialism that the firm now holds within the Edinburgh area.

"As a result of the level of court work the firm is currently conducting, both in the Sheriff Court and Court of Sessions, it was a natural decision to establish an Edinburgh base and we are delighted to have had both a commercial litigation and family partner recently join us within the city. This, coupled with partner hires in our residential property team, really has capped off a successful first year.

"Looking ahead, we'll continue to add senior appointments to the team alongside embracing potential acquisition opportunities that would further strengthen our offering across the Central Belt. We are particularly interested in niche legal practices which could benefit from working with the firm and its infrastructure."

Established in 1981, Aberdein Considine is a national law firm. A broadly based practice, the firm offers corporate and private clients a complete legal, property and financial professional advisory service.

For further information on Aberdein Considine and the firm’s range of services please visit www.acandco.com or call 01224 589 700.

Issued on behalf of Aberdein Considine by Citrus:Mix.

For further information please contact Phil Moar or Paul Beaton on 01224 439 990 or alternatively email phil@citrusmix.com

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