Edinburgh 0131 200 1200
Aberdeen 01224 49 80 80

About us

We are a leading 22 partner, medium sized law firm based in Edinburgh and Aberdeen, delivering legal services in the areas of dispute resolution, commercial, private client and property work. The firm has a distinguished track record since its inception in 1888. The firm combines the best of traditional values with a modern, progressive approach.


The firm’s dispute resolution team is at the core of the business. David Short heads up our 16 partner strong Litigation team. The team is among the largest in Scotland, with an exceptional breadth and depth of experience across the litigation field. Our work ranges from routine Sheriff Court actions, through to novel, complex and high value cases in the Court of Session, the United Kingdom Supreme Court and cases before specialised tribunals and bodies. Elaine Motion is a solicitor advocate with extended rights of audience which entitles her to appear in the upper civil courts.

Our dispute resolution expertise covers a wide range of areas, including:

Further afield

The firm is the sole Scottish member of The Parlex Group, an alliance of law firms. This ensures that our clients have instant access to specialist legal advice concerning their business affairs throughout the European Economic Area and beyond. Parlex has members in most European countries and affiliate members in the United States of America, China, Israel and Malaysia.

We take pride in delivering a personalised service to all clients, who include public sector organisations, regulatory and disciplinary bodies, companies, partnerships and individuals. The relationship we develop with our clients is central to the success of this approach.