North-east law firm Aberdein Considine has further diversified its business outside the region having secured new corporate and public sector clients.
The firm is now acting for bakery giant Greggs, jeweller Rox UK, and Oxford University after bringing corporate property specialist Paul Jennings on board in 2015.
In addition, the firm has secured its first two public sector contracts – including one with NHS Grampian.
Managing Partner Jacqueline Law said the firm is delighted to be adding high street names to a commercial roster which already includes the likes of Lloyds Banking Group, Santander, Barclays and specialist oil and gas SMEs.
“Paul Jennings has a great reputation in the commercial property market and a good bank of long-standing clients, so we are delighted to see that materialise into major new clients for the firm,” she said.
Since 2012, the Aberdeen-headquartered firm has been broadening out from its Aberdeen heartland opening six new offices across Edinburgh, Glasgow and West Lothian, as well as taking over Stirling’s Muirhead Buchanan. In total, it now operates across 17 different Scottish sites.
The partnership said it is now advising on 10 major projects worth £72.5million.
The firm has also started 2016 with a raft of senior appointments. Employment lawyer Sally-Anne Ogilvie has re-joined the firm from Harper Macleod. She was a member of the team that won the prestigious “Employment Team of the Year” award at both the Scottish Legal Awards and the Law Awards of Scotland 2012 and will now lead Aberdein Considine’s employment law department as partner.
A number of internal promotions have also been confirmed.
Property lawyers Chris Comfort, Sean MacMillan and Doug Telfer have been made Partners in Aberdeen, West Lothian and Glasgow respectively.
Wills, trust and executries specialist Ryan Fox and family lawyer Isabelle Douglas, who both work across the north-east, have also been promoted to partner.
Dispute resolutions lawyers Ross Webb and Paul McIntosh, who are both based in Edinburgh take the number of new partners in the capital up to eight.
Solicitors Catriona Milne, Jennifer Yeats, Leah Bowman and Samantha Gilbert have been promoted to associate.