North East lawyer Iain Considine is stepping down as a senior partner at law firm Aberdein Considine and will be succeeded in the Stonehaven office by his daughter.
Having founded the firm with Harvey Aberdein in 1981 he will step back from his position as the partner in charge of the firm’s Stonehaven branch in October. He will continue to support clients as a consultant.
Aberdein Considine is Scotland’s largest solicitor and lettings agent, with 20 offices and about 450 staff.
Mr Considine has been providing legal services to the community in Stonehaven for more than 20 years. His daughter Laura will replace him as the partner responsible for Stonehaven.
After qualifying in 1975 he began his law career with Edmonds & Ledingham, working with the firm as an assistant before joining Roy Grant & Co. He and Harvey Aberdein decided to launch their own firm.
Laura, who joined Aberdein Considine in 2005 after completing her traineeship with Dundas & Wilson, worked at the firm’s Banchory and Aboyne offices before moving to the Perth office in 2007 to help establish what was a new operation. After spending 10 years in Perth she returned to the North East at the end of last year.
Mr Considine said: “It’s been a huge honour to have been part of the Aberdein Considine story from the start, and a real privilege to have worked with so many great people over the last 37 years.
“At the time we had no idea that the firm would grow into what it is today, but it’s clear it’s in great hands and I’ll still be very much involved with clients and doing my bit to help.
“Laura knows the area and the community very well and I’m proud she’ll be the new partner in charge in Stonehaven.”
Laura added: “Aberdein Considine has very much been my dad’s life’s work and it’s definitely been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I’m very proud of all that he has achieved and I’ll do everything I can to continue to build on his legacy.”