Scottish law firm Gilson Gray finalizes latest takeover deal

Lesley McKnight, owner of The Law Practice, and her team will join Gilson Gray at his Blenheim Place offices to create a new real estate agency division to operate alongside the existing real estate services arm.

The law firm was incorporated in 2005 and Ms. McKnight assumed the position of Principal Counsel in 2018. Ms McKnight specializes in private client counseling and previously held positions at Ledingham Chalmers and Brodies.

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The acquisition is the latest in a series of recent transactions in Scotland and England that have prompted Gilson Gray to rapidly expand into new regions and markets. The practice now has offices in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, East Lothian, Dundee and Lincoln.

“The law firm is well known in Aberdeen and is a fitting addition to our operations,” said Chairman and Managing Partner Glen Gilson. “While many law firms have chosen to downsize their presence in the city, we are committed to supporting the business community and a broader client base, with plans for further expansion.

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“Since inception in 2014, Gilson Gray has built a reputation as a disruptor in the legal marketplace and has grown at record rates. We are one of the few Scottish majors left in the market, defying trends through continued growth and acquisitions.”

Lesley McKnight added: “It’s great to be part of a forward-thinking modern team like Gilson Gray, with a culture that supports both the next generation of clients and legal professionals.

“With access to a wider range of services and experts, we are building our own family of professionals to continue to care for our clients and their families. I look forward to this new chapter.” Scottish law firm Gilson Gray finalizes latest takeover deal

Adam Bradshaw

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