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Lindsays acquires Edinburgh law firm Hadden Rankin

Dot Rankin, Ross Hadden, Alasdair Cummings, Ian Beattie (COO)

Lindsays, the Scottish legal firm, has acquired the Edinburgh-based practice Hadden Rankin. 

The deal, which is termed a merger, takes effect on 28 October and will see all Hadden Rankin staff transfer to Lindsays, with no redundancies. Hadden Rankin’s founding partners – Ross Hadden and Dot Rankin – will become partners at Lindsays.

Hadden Rankin adds more property and private client services to the combined firm. It is the latest acquisition by Lindsays in a programme of strategic expansion over the past decade, which has included similar mergers with MacLachlan & MacKenzie (2012), Shield & Kyd (2012), RSB Macdonald (2015) and Aitken Nairn (2018).

Lindsays has offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee. Alasdair Cummings, managing partner, said the merger with Hadden Rankin is a “strong fit”.

Mr Hadden, partner at Hadden Rankin, said: “It is exciting for us to be joining Lindsays, allowing us to provide our clients with a much wider range of legal services and our staff with tremendous career opportunities.”

Hadden Rankin’s property management business, HRPM, will not be merging with Lindsays and will continue to operate as a standalone business.



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