New legal firm launches with offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow - Scottish Legal News

New legal firm launches with offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow - Scottish Legal News

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A new Scottish law firm offering legal, property and financial services has been launched.

Gilson Gray LLP has opened as a “full service” legal practice in both Glasgow and Edinburgh, with eight solicitor partners and five other senior team members in what it believes to be one of the largest ever new launches of a law firm in Scotland.

The firm name derives from managing partner Glen Gilson, previously one of the senior management team at HBJ Gateley, and Matthew Gray, former management board member and head of property services at Pagan Osborne, a non-lawyer who will run the practice’s property services business.

The senior representatives of the business are joined by a significant team of experienced individuals from across the Scottish legal, property and financial sectors, including Andrew Fleetwood (formerly principal at Fleetwood Legal, ex magic circle firm Freshfields and head of energy Eversheds Scotland), solicitor advocate and arbitration lawyer Iain Clark (formerly head of litigation at Young and Partners), corporate lawyer Derek Hamill (formerly of Young and Partners), Murray Stewart (formerly head of real estate at Eversheds Scotland), Graham Millar (formerly head of employment law at Young and Partners), solicitor advocate Steven Jansch (formerly head of insolvency at Gillespie McAndrews), David Alexander (formerly head of debt recovery at Blacklocks), Jonathan Williams (formerly a residential property partner at Morton Fraser), Gerry Cockburn FD (formerly finance director at Optima Legal, the Faculty of Advocates and Golds Solicitors), Angus Macleod (double financial services partner at St James’ Place) and Rob McGregor (formerly senior property valuer at Pagan Osborne).

Mr Gilson said: “Our partner led teams include accredited specialists and award winning individuals, committed to providing an excellent client experience. We strive to be reliable, honest, strong and approachable.

“We understand that clients want their lawyers and advisors to be have a ‘can do’ approach as informed specialists in their field. We also believe that our clients deserve straight talking, friendly advisors that understand and care about their objectives.

“Many of our lawyers are dual qualified in both Scottish and English law. We can provide the same full service technical expertise as any of the largest law firms in Scotland. We believe however that we can offer a more cost effective solution.”

Mr Gray added: “We are delighted with the assembled team and the level of support from the Scottish business community.”

The firm’s offices are at 29 Rutland Square, Edinburgh, and 160 West George Street, Glasgow.

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