Our archives show a lengthy genealogy of firms that have merged with us or asked us to take over their client list. Indeed, Messrs Fothringham and Lindsay originally set up their firm in 1815 because another lawyer said they were “clever young men”, and that, since he was “becoming an old man”, they were welcome to his business.
Below we highlight a few important mergers in more recent years. They’ve helped us grow from 11 partners in the early 1990s to 45 partners and over 180 staff today.
Tayside expansion – RSB Macdonald
In July 2015 Dundee based RSB Macdonald merged with Lindsays. Our merged firm is known as RSB Lindsays in Tayside. This merger brought significant growth with five partners and 23 members of staff joining the firm.
RSB Lindsays operates from offices in Dundee City Centre at Crichton Street and from Seabraes House at Greenmarket. We now offer our Tayside clients a wide range of services to help with their personal, family or business affairs.
Alasdair Cummings, our Managing Partner, said of the merger: “It is a perfect fit, as both firms share the same core values, our personal approach and focus on delivering an excellent service to clients.”
First presence in Dundee – Shield & Kyd
We gained our first presence in Tayside in 2012 when we merged with Shield & Kyd, which itself had nineteenth-century origins and offices in Dundee and Edinburgh.
Edinburgh growth – MacLachlan & MacKenzie
2012 also brought a merger with MacLachlan & MacKenzie of Edinburgh, known for its strength in residential property and private client work. The 26 members of the MacLachlan & MacKenzie and MacMac Residential teams transferred over to Lindsays.
Westward expansion - Kidstons
This was a major strategic development for Lindsays – not just a matter of gaining new premises and staff, but a statement of ambition.
All our mergers bring new talent and new clients, and are exciting times. But we don’t let the excitement detract from our traditional tenets of relationships, results, approachability and flexibility.
Whichever office you deal with, Edinburgh, Glasgow, North Berwick or Dundee, we still aim for the best experience and outcomes for you, your family or your business.
A full timeline of our history can be found here.