Kirkcaldy law practice to merge with Thorntons

Front row: Clarkson Hamilton partners Grant Hamilton, left, and Graeme Clarkson, with (back row from left) Thorntons chairman Jack Robertson, joint managing partner Craig Nicol and partner Douglas Kinnear. Picture: Contributed

Front row: Clarkson Hamilton partners Grant Hamilton, left, and Graeme Clarkson, with (back row from left) Thorntons chairman Jack Robertson, joint managing partner Craig Nicol and partner Douglas Kinnear. Picture: Contributed

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Tayside law firm Thorntons has announced that it is merging with Kirkcaldy-based practice Clarkson Hamilton, extending its reach down the east coast, as of June.

The combined entity will be called Thorntons, with the Fife firm’s staff all joining and Grant Hamilton remaining a partner while Graeme Clarkson will become a consultant.

Thorntons joint managing partner Craig Nicol said the merger will “greatly strengthen and expand our service for clients”.

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He added: “Research has shown us that Kirkcaldy is one of the fastest growing towns in Scotland. Great initiatives such as the Adam Smith Global Foundation Centre demonstrate the commitment there is to bring more people to the town, and we believe there is great potential for our business there.”

The latest deal comes after Thorntons merged with Watts Law last year, and Steel Eldridge Stewart and Murray Donald in 2014, and it now has 41 partners across its office network.

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