Legal acquisition

Simpson & Marwick adds Alston Law to portfolio

Denise Loney & Rob Aberdein

Simpson & Marwick has added Glasgow-based re-mortgaging and debt recovery company Alston Law to its portfolio of brands.

Alston Law’s 40-strong team provide legal services almost exclusively to FCA-regulated companies in the financial sector and has contracts with more than 40 house builders, panel managers and lenders across the UK.

Its support staff and systems, including HR, finance, marketing and IT, will be the foundations for the growth of Simpson & Marwick and its 6,000 sq ft office in Renfield Street will become the national headquarters of the company.

The Alston Law brand will continue for all litigation and debt recovery services, however all property and conveyancing services, including remortgages, will now be part of Simpson & Marwick.

Rob Aberdein, managing partner at Simpson & Marwick, said: “We know the lender services sector well. This is a tremendous opportunity to develop an area where we have the technology, understand regulatory compliance.”

Denise Loney, managing director of Alston Law, will remain as a director with Simpson & Marwick. She said: “We’re incredibly proud of the team and what they have achieved.

“Becoming part of a firm like Simpson & Marwick is the ideal way to start the next, exciting chapter for the firm and I have no doubt that everyone involved will go on to enjoy considerable success.”

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