Eversheds setting up in Scotland

Legalweek.com reported on 11 December 2008 that London law firm Eversheds is set to open an office in Edinburgh in 2009.

The report adds that the firm is in the process of leasing office space and seeking regulatory clearance from the Law Society of Scotland.  It links the move with the arrival in Eversheds of two former partners of Scottish law firm McGrigors, Colin Gray and Colin McKay, but is uncertain whether more lawyers will be hired in Scotland or whether instead there will be relocations of existing staff.  Eversheds chief executive David Gray is quoted as saying: “We are still in the process of shaping the office. We have quite a lot of relationships in Scotland and we know there is an opportunity for us at the moment.”