Managing Partners: Jacqueline Law
Number of partners: 40
Number of lawyers: 180
THE FIRM: Aberdein Considine is a leading full service independent law firm with 450 staff and 20 offices throughout Scotland and England, including the cities of Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Perth, Stirling and Newcastle.
The firm provides services to businesses, lenders, organisations – public & private sector – as well as private individuals. It has a track record of achieving success for our clients and have built strong relationships with organisations stretching back many decades.
They range from SMEs, through to large corporations and numerous FTSE100 firms, including Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds Banking Group, Nationwide Building Society, The Trump Organisation, Greggs PLC, Mowi (formerly known Marine Harvest), Pfizer, Rox. NHS Grampian and the Scottish Legal Aid Board. And following its expansion into the English and Welsh legal markets, the firm is enjoying a growing reputation for providing multi-jurisdictional support to those with complex, cross-border legal needs.
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK
Corporate and Business Advisory: Aberdein Considine’s corporate and business advisory departments provide partner-led advice to businesses across a wide variety of industries and business sectors. Practice areas include mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, restructures, corporate finance, commercial contracts, property development, acquisitions, disposals, finance, securities, licensing and commercial leasing.
Commercial Real Estate: The firm acts for clients across the complete spectrum of commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions and disposals, financing, development and leasing. Clients include some of the country’s biggest developers, high street retailers, football clubs, banks and hotel chains, all of whom value the firm’s commercial, pragmatic, partner-led approach. Aberdein Considine advises on hotels and leisure, offices, industrial, retail, mixed use and student accommodation projects across Scotland.
Debt and Asset Recovery / Lender Services: Aberdein Considine’s unique, cross-jurisdiction lender services practice group provides tailored asset management, conveyancing, debt recovery and finance litigation services to the majority of the UK’s biggest banks and financial services organisations. Through sister companies, the firm also provides sheriff officers and messengers at arms, field agents and property contracting services to offer a truly end-to-end, one-stop service to lenders. Practice areas include secured and unsecured recoveries, insolvencies, motor finance and asset finance recoveries, property, banking and insurance litigation, asset management, repossession and remortgage conveyancing, shortfall recoveries, professional negligence litigation, proactive borrower rehabilitation, portfolio recoveries, security reviews, title rectification and commercial conveyancing.
Housebuilder and construction: The firm services all aspects of housebuilder and construction including strategic land and option agreements, acquisitions, plot conveyancing; defect and warranty claims; professional negligence and dilapidations claims. They also offer marketing and mortgage support to provide a complete service offering in this sector.
Litigation and Dispute Resolution: Aberdein Considine’s dispute resolution department is spread across four cities – Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen. Practice areas include commercial litigation, insolvencies, private client litigation, property litigation, professional negligence, finance litigation, and contentious construction.
Residential Property: The firm is Scotland’s largest solicitor estate agent, with offices across the country offering the full range of estate agency, property letting and conveyancing services.
Employment Law: Aberdein Considine’s employment department represents both claimants and respondents in contentious employment situations and advises all sizes of business on non-contentious matters. With support from the firm’s employee benefits and pensions department, lawyers work with HR teams and in-house legal departments across a number of businesses, offering specialist advice in employment tribunal litigation, contract, mediation and alternative dispute resolution.
Family Law: The firm’s family law department is dedicated to providing a sensitive, effective and efficient service to secure the best outcomes for clients. Practice areas include separation, divorce, cohabitation, prenuptial agreements, civil partnership, child law and adoption. The department offers collaborative family law, and has multiple partners who are Law Society of Scotland-accredited family law mediators.
Private Client: The firm’s highly respected private client team works across multiple disciplines, including personal financial planning, criminal defence, equine law, asset protection, wills, trusts, executries and estate planning. They also offer niche support to elderly and vulnerable clients.