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Simpson & Marwick joins Aberdeins group

Richard Loudon and Rob Aberdein

Estate agency and conveyancing firm Simpson & Marwick has become part of the newly-formed Aberdeins Group five years after combining with Clyde & Co.

Former Aberdein Considine lawyer Rob Aberdein, who launched his own independent law firm at the end of September, joins Simpson & Marwick as managing partner.

The 26-strong Simpson & Marwick team will move into dedicated new offices and continue to focus on the markets in Edinburgh and East Lothian.

Clyde & Co will no longer include residential property as part of its offering in Scotland. Its commercial real estate team in Scotland is unaffected by the move.

Simpson & Marwick partner Richard Loudon, who steps up to chairman after 41 years with the firm, said: “We move with the full support of Clyde & Co as the services we offer are not part of their global core areas of expertise.

“The time is right, for both Clyde & Co and ourselves, to de-merge our residential property division.

“We can continue to protect the legacy of the Simpson & Marwick brand established in 1886.  We will take it forward into a new era, unlike so many well established and respected Edinburgh law firms that have disappeared in recent years.”

Two high profile lateral hires will be announced shortly.

Vikki Melville, managing partner Clyde & Co Scotland, said: “We thank the residential property team for all their hard work and service to the firm over the years and we wish them all the very best in their new home.

“We are proud that the Simpson & Marwick name will live on.”

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