James & George Collie and Kinnear & Falconer Announce Merger.

Xmas09Two of the North East’s longest established legal practices, James & George Collie and Kinnear & Falconer, who between them have been in business for more than 300 years, have announced a merger.

The move follows a four year association between the firms.  Kinnear & Falconer will continue to trade under their name but as a division of James & George Collie.

One of their partners, Graham Garden became a partner with James & George Collie and has also assumed responsibility as managing partner of the firm’s Stonehaven operation.   Denis Daun, who has been at Kinnear & Falconer for 33 years, has become a consultant with the merged firm.

Graham Garden said: “The merger suits  both firms and will give our clients access not only to a wider range of legal expertise but also financial services and advice.”

Tony Dawson, senior partner at James & George Collie said: “My firm is absolutely delighted with the merger.   Both Denis and Graham will bring additional skills and experience to the practice.  This is the latest of a series of mergers and acquisitions which have seen the firm continue to expand in a time of recession by acquiring the businesses not only of Kinnear & Falconer but also of Churchill and Co and the assumption of Brian Sutton as a Partner.   This will assist the former partners of Kinnear & Falconer with their succession and will cement the reputation of James & George Collie as one of the leading full service legal firms in the North East of Scotland.”

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