The merger of our two firms is a step change in our shared mission to become Scotland’s best independent law firm. This is very positive news for our clients, who will have access to a broadened and deepened range of expertise through the newly merged firm’s combined strengths. Our priority will continue to be to deliver user-friendly advice and exceptional client service.
It will be called Morton Fraser MacRoberts LLP, and work is now underway to create a new brand identity for the combined business.
Each firm will double in size and scale, entering the ‘top tier’ of Scottish firms. The newly merged firm will have around 250 solicitors and £46m in annual revenues.
Subject to regulatory and other approvals, the merger is projected to go live on 1 November 2023.
The merged firm will continue to trade from offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Our firms share some strengths but are broadly different in terms of the sectors and services we are most successful in. For example, while MacRoberts has deep specialism in energy and infrastructure, Morton Fraser has a wider and larger client base in corporate real estate and housebuilding. Additionally, clients of both firms will now have access to a range of complementary services, including advice on pensions, share schemes, corporate tax, intellectual property and immigration law.
Your existing relationship partner will remain your primary contact during the merger process. They will be happy to speak with you, and they are committed - as ever - to serving your needs.
Both firms have robust conflict checking processes and have already undertaken an assessment of our current clients. Clients for whom potential conflicts may exist will be contacted individually, though we do not expect there to be many cases.