An award-winning Scottish law firm has completed its second merger in five months – increasing its share of the legal market.
Lindsays is to merge with long-established Edinburgh firm MacLachlan & MacKenzie from 8th October. The new firm will be known as Lindsays, and will bring to 29 the number of partners at the firm.
The move follows the firm’s successful merger with Shield & Kyd in May of this year, and should deliver further economies of scale in a Scottish legal market which is seeing considerable consolidation and merger activity.
The 26 members of the MacLachlan & MacKenzie and MacMac Residential teams are to transfer over to Lindsays. Two of the Partners from MacMac, as the firm is known in legal circles, are to take up roles as Partners in Lindsays – Andrew Diamond will strengthen the firm’s award-winning Residential Property team and Allan Crocker will join the Private Client team. The other two Partners, Brian Abrams and Ann Forrest, are taking up roles as Consultant in Commercial Property and Director in the Residential Team respectively.
The new firm will operate from the existing offices of Lindsays in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, North Berwick, Jedburgh and Arbroath.
Alasdair Cummings, Managing Partner of Lindsays, said: “This is an excellent fit. MacMac is a long-established and well regarded firm with an excellent reputation in particular in residential property and private client. The addition of their clients and people will further strengthen our own award-winning teams.” At the recent Scottish Legal Awards, Lindsays won accolades as the Residential Team of the Year and the Family Law Team of the Year.
Andrew Diamond added: “We are delighted to be joining a growing firm at an exciting time. We believe the merger can also bring further benefits and services to existing MacMac clients through additional areas of expertise, such as the firm’s employment team, family law, licensing expertise, and Lindsays Financial Planning.”