Former Scotland rugby international Chris Paterson was guest of honour at a reception for more than 100 guests to mark the opening of Aberdein Considine’s legal services office in Edinburgh.
The Aberdeen-based business has more than 30 staff working in Multrees Walk, the latest milestone in a £3m expansion into offices across Scotland and Newcastle in the last two years.
Edinburgh is focused on legal services and brings total employment across the group to 451.
Managing partner Jacqueline Law said the new Edinburgh office, which will eventually house up to 40 staff, said: “We are very excited to be able to offer our clients a full range of legal services from a prime location in the capital city.”
Aberdein Considine – which now has a turnover of close to £24 million – launched in 1981 and offers property, legal and financial services to private and commercial clients across Scotland and the north of England.
It is Scotland’s largest solicitor estate and letting agent, but increasingly the firm’s focus has been on expanding its legal teams and specialisms throughout the country.
Since acquiring Glasgow’s A&S Ireland in 2016, it has opened three offices in Glasgow.
Last year it added an office in Stirling, before opening similar premises on Edinburgh’s Elm Row last month.
With the current phase of expansion complete, the firm now has 20 offices across Scotland and Newcastle.
It has also announced several promotions bringing non-lawyers into senior, typically partner-held, roles within the business.
Corporate benefits director Peter Mutch has been added to the business’s senior board, joining chief financial officer John Perry and financial services director Allan Gardner.