Three firms set to merge to create Scottish powerhouse

June 15, 2014 A merger of three law firms is set to create one of the largest law firms in Scotland. Murray Donald, Thorntons and Steel Eldridge Stewart will join forces later this year under the name Thorntons, under the leadership of current Throrton’s Chairman, Jack Robertson.

Robertson said: "Bringing the three firms together will strengthen our position in the market and our full service legal offering will have a positive impact on our clients and the enlarged business.

"The three firms have leading and complementary property, family, private client, agricultural, court and commercial operations and together the new firm will have an even stronger presence in these sectors."

The combined firm will have 40 partners and more than 400 members of staff.

Hilary Eldridge, partner of Steel Eldridge Stewart, said: "We are confident the new Thorntons will provide unrivalled strength and depth in the east of Scotland and we will all be working together over the coming months to ensure a smooth transition for clients and staff."

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