Legal deal

New team at helm as Lynch & Co acquired

Left to right: Elaine MacDonald, Colin Carr, Gillian Coyle, Tracey Matheson, Gerry Lynch, Robert Telfer

A new generation of lawyers is at the helm of Glasgow legal practice Lynch & Co.

Now rebranded MacDonald Lynch, the business has been acquired and expanded by Elaine MacDonald, who becomes a partner and is a former associate at Austin Lafferty in Newton Mearns.

Three former employees and as well as office consultant Colin Carr, will join the relaunched operation.

Gerry Lynch, who founded Lynch & Co in 1984, will take on a key role as a consultant, while Mr Carr joins as partner.


MacDonald Lynch is focused on residential and commercial conveyancing and family law and has ambitions to serve more clients beyond the south side of the city where it is based.

Ms MacDonald said: “The pandemic has made many of us take stock of our careers and our lives. I felt that after more than 10 years working for others in the sector, it was time to set new career goals.

“The opportunity to work for myself and bring on board a brilliant, diverse team of colleagues I know and respect, was literally life changing and one I couldn’t refuse.

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