Law firm Dickson Minto breaks into City's top three

Dickson Minto, the Edinburgh-based corporate legal boutique, has broken into the top tier of advisers to Britain's biggest listed companies.

Tuesday, 27th June 2017, 7:59 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 11:06 am
Dickson Minto partner Douglas Armstrong sees 'many exciting opportunities' to advise clients on flotations. Picture: Stuart McClay
Dickson Minto partner Douglas Armstrong sees 'many exciting opportunities' to advise clients on flotations. Picture: Stuart McClay

The practice, which also has an office in London and is seen as a competitor to the so-called “Magic Circle” of major City law firms, has grabbed third place in the latest FTSE main market adviser rankings.

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It puts the Scots firm ahead of heavyweights such as Linklaters, Allen & Overy and CMS. Slaughter & May and Herbert Smith Freehills were ranked first and second, respectively, based on current client counts.

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Dickson Minto’s clients include Alliance Trust and the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust. It is also actively advising the likes of Aggreko, Tullow Oil and Irn-Bru maker AG Barr.

Douglas Armstrong, partner at Dickson Minto, said: “We see many exciting opportunities to advise clients on IPOs in the next few years, in particular in the real estate and tech sectors.”