Law firm Gilson Gray acquires East Lothian-based Practical Legal Solutions

Law firm Gilson Gray has acquired East Lothian-based Practical Legal Solutions for an undisclosed sum as it ramps up its property offering.

Tuesday, 2nd March 2021, 12:30 pm
Murray Stewart, partner and head of real estate at Scottish legal firm Gilson Gray.

Under the deal, Practical Legal Solutions’ former owner, Gill Maclean, will join Gilson Gray as a consultant in its real estate practice. The firm is currently in the process of transferring Practical Legal Solutions’ client base – which is weighted to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with a focus on commercial and residential properties.

Maclean has more than 30 years of legal experience and launched Practical Legal Solutions 15 years ago. She will be based at Gilson Gray’s North Berwick office.

Murray Stewart, partner and head of real estate at Gilson Gray, said: “Gill is a well-respected solicitor and has built up a loyal client base. As she joins our real estate team, Gill will no doubt bring new perspective to support the practice as well as support us in the further expansion of Gilson Gray in East Lothian.”

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Managing partner Glen Gilson said: “Practical Legal Solutions sits neatly against our ambitious growth strategy and will further underpin our clout within the real estate sector.

“Practical Legal Solutions’ impressive client list will no doubt complement our own, and provide them with access to a broader suite of legal services while remaining under the overall legal counsel of Gill.”

Maclean added: “While my clients will continue to benefit from continuing to work with me, they also gain significantly from the other legal services that Gilson Gray provides. Today marks an exciting moment in the Practical Legal Solutions journey and I am confident that the transition will be seamless.”

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