Anderson Strathern strikes merger deal with specialist Glasgow firm Hardy Macphail



Eilidh Knox, Michael Ritchie, Murray McCall, Julie Macphail and John Hardy
Pictured (L-R): Eilidh Knox, Michael Ritchie, Murray McCall, Julie Macphail and John Hardy

Anderson Strathern has struck a deal which will see specialist law practice Hardy Macphail merge its operations with the Scottish legal firm’s Glasgow office.

Glasgow-based Hardy Macphail has a headcount of 10, including three partners, and has a mix of SME and private clients and specialises in litigation, private client, commercial property and residential conveyancing.

The firm, founded in 1998, operates across Glasgow, the West of Scotland, the Central Belt and Fife.

Murray McCall, Anderson Strathern’s managing partner, said: “Hardy Macphail has built an excellent reputation in the market with a loyal client base and the deal meets our strategic objective of bolting on profitable practices which help us to expand our SME base.

“It’s also noteworthy that the team provide a premier service for generations of families across Scotland and this is a great fit with our sector-leading private client offering.”

Julie Macphail, who becomes a director at Anderson Strathern, said: “The partners and I at Hardy Macphail are delighted to be joining Anderson Strathern who share our commitment to providing a high quality service and we see this as an opportunity to offer an enhanced range of services to our clients.”

The bolt-on deal marks Anderon Strathern’s first merger since its 2016 agreements with Glasgow-based Jeffrey Aitken and Edinburgh-based ADLP.

In December, the firm reported a six per cent increase in turnover to £22.8 million and a 10 per cent rise in profits.



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