Leading Aberdeen and North-east legal firm Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace (RCCW) has increased its Stonehaven presence through the acquisition of local law firm Connons of Stonehaven (Connons).
RCCW has grown to become one of the largest full service legal firms in Aberdeen and the North-east of Scotland, with a staff of more than 150 and a strong network of Branch Offices in Stonehaven, Banchory, Ellon and Inverurie.
The recent acquisition builds upon RCCW’s growth strategy in the region, doubling the size of its legal business in Stonehaven and adding its extensive range of services to those Connons have been providing in the fields of residential and commercial property, and Wills, Trusts, and Executry work.
Naomi Mearns, Partner and Stonehaven Branch Principal at RCCW, will be working closely with Scott Rennie, Associate Solicitor at Connons, to spearhead the project and enable a smooth transition. Scott will continue to support clients in his new role as part of the RCCW team.
Managing Partner, Keith Allan said: “We are one of the oldest established firms serving Aberdeen and the North-east area. Our commitment to growth in the local area is evident by the recent acquisitions of Winchesters in Ellon and now Connons in Stonehaven, which link with our overarching strategy.”
Gordon Ritchie, M.V.O., Principal at Connons and who will be retiring as a Solicitor, added: “I am delighted about the transfer of my business as I have great faith in my colleagues at RCCW. We have the same local focus and strong values and I know that our long established clients will be provided with the same high quality services they have come to expect from us.”
Connons has a long history in Stonehaven. The legal firm has been supporting its clients with residential, commercial and private client matters since 1905 when James B. Connon opened his first business in the Market Buildings. Following the acquisition, which completes on 30th May this year, the expanded business will be based in the existing RCCW office in Market Buildings, Stonehaven.