Residential property
23 Aug 2019 News

Gillespie Macandrew and Clyde & Co reach agreement on transfer of private client practice

We have entered into an agreement with Clyde & Co to transfer its Edinburgh-based private client practice to Gillespie Macandrew LLP with effect from 2 September 2019.

The team, led by Partner Nikki Dundas, carries out private client services including succession and tax planning, advice on powers of attorney, executry administration, elderly client care, commercial property transactions and ancillary advice. They became part of Clyde & Co following its merger with Simpson & Marwick in 2015.

This transfer further consolidates Gillespie Macandrew’s leading position in the Scottish private client sector as advisers on private client, trust, tax and succession planning and allows Clyde & Co to focus on providing legal services globally across its core sectors of insurance, energy, trade & commodities, transport and infrastructure. Clyde & Co's residential property division in Scotland will continue to trade under the Simpson & Marwick brand.

Commenting on the transaction, CEO Robert Graham-Campbell said:

“I am delighted that this highly respected team is joining our leading private client group.  We share a common commitment to the private client sector and by joining together offer an unparalleled strength in the private client and tax legal offering in Scotland.”

David Tait, Managing Partner for Clyde & Co Scotland said: "Gillespie Macandrew is an excellent fit for Nikki and her team and allows them to carry on providing high quality private client work for their clients. We thank Nikki and the team for their contribution to the firm over the years and wish them all the best for the future. "

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