New lease of life for Glasgow practice
Glasgow legal practice Lynch & Co. has been acquired by Elaine MacDonald, a former associate at Austin Lafferty Ltd.
The new firm, MacDonald Lynch, has three former employees and a consultant from the original office. Colin Carr will also join the new operation.
Gerry Lynch, who founded Lynch & Co. in 1984, will be a consultant to the new business, while Mr Carr joins as partner.
Ms MacDonald said: “The pandemic has made many of us take stock of our careers and our lives. I felt that after more than 10 years working for others in the sector, it was time to set new career goals. The opportunity to work for myself and bring on board a brilliant, diverse team of colleagues I know and respect, was literally life changing and one I couldn’t refuse.
“It is daunting stepping into Gerry’s shoes but we have a fantastic team that combines talented young professionals with distinguished legal specialists, and I am delighted that Gerry will support us in an advisory capacity.
“Our aim will be to build on his achievements and reputation, work hard to support his clients, many of whom are long-standing, and develop the business further. At MacDonald Lynch, everyone on the team is focussed on delivering outstanding customer service and, crucially, everyone will have a voice and a stake in our success.”
Mr Lynch said: “I am so glad to see an enthusiastic, energetic younger team taking over. They’re a great team and I think our clients will be in good hands.”
Mr Carr added: “We want to become known as the principal south side solicitors. Our market knowledge means we’re well placed to advise clients as the local residential and commercial property market continues to grow, but we have ambitions to serve clients across Scotland.
“With Gerry’s support, and the enthusiasm and determination of our new team, I think there are tremendous opportunities to develop the new business and continue to provide the high quality service that clients have come to expect.”