With the recent announcement that Simpson + Marwick are to become part of the Aberdeins Group, we take a look at the newly-established brand.

Rob Aberdein described the business, he said:

“The Aberdeins name will become an umbrella for a wide range of professional services, done differently.

“At its core will be legal services, but we are not just launching a law firm, we are about to deliver the biggest shake up to the Scottish legal scene in decades.

“The sector is awash in traditional firms that are top-heavy with partners whose main focus is on maintaining their income, while the work is often delivered by overworked junior staff. A generation of young lawyers no longer find this attractive.

“That’s before you even talk about the clients, who feel almost constant resentment at the perceived arrogance, lack of responsiveness and value for money they get from their legal firms. Many sectors of the profession have an image problem.”

“Make no mistake, our intention is to be disruptive and we know that won’t make us popular with everyone. But this is long overdue.

“Others who promised change have ended up turning into exactly the kind of firm they set out to displace. That won’t happen with Aberdeins.”

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