Russel+Aitken Edinburgh LLP provides a wide range of legal services, with a focus on residential property and estate agency, and private client services, as well as dispute resolution.
The firm’s lender services division RA Direct also covers a number of areas including volume conveyancing, remortgages, secured loans and further advances.
The combined businesses will trade under the Aberdein Considine brand.
Following the merger, all of Russel+Aitken Edinburgh’s staff will transfer to Aberdein Considine and will be based in the firm’s Edinburgh offices in Multrees Walk, Elm Row and Lothian Road.
Russel+Aitken Edinburgh’s two equity partners, Dianne Paterson and Alan Jones, will join Aberdein Considine as consultants.
Commenting on the merger, Aberdein Considine managing partner Jacqueline Law says: “Russel+Aitken Edinburgh LLP is an incredibly well-respected firm, with a loyal client bank. Dianne Paterson has served clients in a professional and caring manner over a long and successful career.”
“We are committed to ensuring that Russel+Aitken Edinburgh’s clients continue to receive a high quality legal and estate agency service.”
“We are also excited to introduce to those clients, expanded private client services together with additional specialist legal services not currently offered by Russel+Aitken Edinburgh LLP, including industry recognised employment, family law and commercial law services.”
Paterson adds: “We are excited to be joining forces with a firm of Aberdein Considine’s calibre. We are looking forward to strengthening and expanding the legal services available to our existing clients, and to participating in Aberdein Considine’s vision for the service they provide in Edinburgh and Central Scotland.”