Addleshaw Goddard sets up legal support hub in Edinburgh

Mike Potter

Addleshaw Goddard has established a legal support hub in Edinburgh operated by five paralegals and a manager.

Paralegals Kirsty Peters, Fraser Ramsay, Sarah Buzuk, Leo Kritikos and Megan Newrot have joined the firm’s transaction services team (TST) and will be managed by West Middleton, a former legal apprentice who progressed through the Leeds TST before relocating for this new role.

The TST aims to provide a broad range of legal services which include due diligence reviews, routine contract negotiations, litigation and regulatory document reviews and real estate property management work.

Mike Potter, head of TST at Addleshaw Goddard, said: “Our latest recruitment drive within the TST demonstrates our investment into Scotland. This is an exciting development for our team: as well as providing more on the ground support for our Scottish lawyers and clients, it enables us to access a new deep pool of talent.

“The TST plays an integral role in the firm’s delivery of legal services, and the team has continued to evolve and develop since it was set up nine years ago. This latest step reflects our ongoing determination to deliver better for clients by being located in the right places and creating an environment which is attractive to the very best people.”

Malcolm McPherson, senior partner for Addleshaw Goddard in Scotland, added: “Our TST is one example of how the firm is evolving to meet the needs of a growing client base in Scotland, and further afield. Clients are enthusiastic about exploring imaginative ways of working that deliver greater value for their legal spend and TST delivers on this.

“To expand the TST team in Edinburgh is part of our wider growth strategy which will see continued investment in the firm across Scotland, be that via recruitment or through smart technology implementation which allows us to work more effectively to provide an improved all-round service.”

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