We are extremely proud to announce the news of our second merger in just three months, which has seen us more than double the size of our property team.
The union with Edinburgh-based Grange Solicitors & Estate Agents – following a successful merger with Marwicks in September – will allow us to further underline our intentions to develop a high quality residential and commercial property service in the capital.
The merger will see Grange Solicitors & Estate Agents move into the Dundas Street location, previously belonging to Marwicks, which is now the main location for our property team.
Grange’s principal, Gregor Mair, will continue as a consultant solicitor and will be joined in the Dundas Street office by our Partner and Head of property Scott Rasmusen, as well as our consultant solicitor Mike Marwick, the former principal at Marwicks.
The arrival of Gregor Mair – who has also provided commercial property experience for more than 30 years – gives the firm more expertise in services such as leases and conveyancing of shops, restaurants and offices.
Scott Rasmusen was delighted with the new move and said: “After the success of the initial merger with Marwicks, we had been looking to continue to grow our property department.
“Grange Solicitors & Estate Agents and Gibson Kerr are the perfect fit. We share a similar ethos, and a desire to provide excellent service to clients. With more than 30 years’ experience in the commercial and residential property sector, Gregor will be a real asset to the team while the additional range of services and support on offer at Gibson Kerr will be highly attractive to Grange’s client base.
“We have ambitious plans to develop our property service in 2017. The expertise of our growing team plus a prime city centre shop front location in Dundas Street will allow us to create what we think will be a new force in residential property.”
Gregor Mair, who operated Grange Solicitors & Estate Agents mainly from premises in Haymarket, said: “With the capital’s property sector continuing its positive trend, I am excited to bring my expertise to Gibson Kerr with the aim of helping the business to capitalise on the opportunities for growth in the commercial and residential property markets.
“Gibson Kerr is a like-minded firm which understands the value of delivering a high level of personal and expert service to clients.
“With 90% of the Grange business coming from referrals and existing client connections, it was important for me to join a group of approachable and dedicated professionals who share my thinking on how a legal firm should operate.”
The mergers have allowed us to increase our property team to seven. They will also provide Grange Solicitors & Estate Agents’ personal and business clients with full legal services for the first time, including commercial property, family law work including separation and divorce and wills, powers of attorney, executries and financial and tax planning.