Aberdein Considine expands into England and Wales

Pictured (L-R): Matt Wightman, Rob Aberdein and Joseph Bowie will lead Aberdein Considine’s expansion into England and Wales.

Aberdein Considine has announced its first expansion into England and Wales with the acquisition of an established legal business in Newcastle.

The firm – which already trades across Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth and Stirling – has acquired Wallers Solicitors to help meet the growing need for lawyers who can act across multiple UK jurisdictions.

The deal gives Aberdein Considine its first foothold in the English and Welsh legal markets and enables the immediate expansion of its corporate conveyancing, litigation and debt & asset recovery services south of the border.

The combined business, which will now trade under the Aberdein Considine brand, employs 380 staff and will have a total turnover of more than £22 million.

The acquisition is being accompanied by the firm’s first senior appointment in England, former HL Interactive chief executive Matt Wightman.

Mr Wightman – an experienced debt and asset recovery specialist – joins as partner to spearhead the new English and Welsh operation, which will be based in Newcastle’s historic Cloth Market area.

Rob Aberdein, UK partner in charge of lender services at Aberdein Considine, said the deal allows the firm to offer clients the convenience and security of using one firm across all of mainland Britain.

“We already act for some of the UK’s biggest lenders and this deal brings our customer, compliance and regulatory-focused debt & asset recovery and conveyancing services into the English and Welsh legal markets for the first time,” he said.

“Wallers, which was previously part of Hay & Kilner, has a track record of providing a great service to its loyal clients. The same dedicated staff will continue to offer that same great service under the banner of Aberdein Considine.”