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Thorntons Law LLP


Thorntons can trace its roots back to 1857 when Sir Thomas Thornton began a legal practice in Dundee. Through the generations, Thorntons has grown to become Scotland’s fourth largest independent law firm, and it now has a network of fourteen offices in eleven towns and cities, covering Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Fife, Perthshire and Angus.

The firm:  Thorntons has grown significantly over the last five years following a number of strategic mergers and investments. Throughout its successful expansion, the focus has remained the same, to always provide the highest quality legal advice and service, when and where clients need it. It has built a strong reputation for dependable, innovative advice and a clear focus on client service, with a broad client base including private individuals, universities, start-ups and entrepreneurs, SMEs, farming and rural businesses and large corporate clients.

Thorntons treats every client as unique. Each client’s needs are fully assessed so bespoke advice is delivered to suit individual circumstances. This gives clients confidence that the decision they make is right for them now and for the future.

Types of work undertaken: 

Private Client:  The team can help with effective planning for individuals and families, dealing with issues such as Wills and Powers of Attorney, trusts and inheritance tax planning, as well as supporting clients through executry administration.

Family Law: Thorntons offers clear, expert legal advice on all Family Law matters, including divorce or civil partnership dissolution and issues involving children, and alternative dispute resolution options.

Personal injury: the team of expert Personal Injury Solicitors understand the huge impact a personal injury can have individuals and families, and work, usually on a no win no fee basis, to help get clients the maximum compensation.

Employment Law: Thorntons Employment Law team offers practical, commercially focused solutions for employers and HR professionals, and clear legal guidance and support for employees.

Property: the extensive property team provides a full estate agency and legal service to individuals and businesses buying and selling private and commercial properties, as well as support for landlords and leasing arrangements.

Business: Thorntons is organised to reflect the sectors that their clients operate in, which include land and rural, education, social housing, manufacturing, health, life sciences, banking, golf and leisure and food and drink. This means the team has a full understanding of the sector challenges and opportunities that exist for their clients. The firm offers a full range of business law services, covering corporate and commercial, real estate, construction, employment, debt recovery, intellectual property, banking and finance, commercial dispute resolution, business succession, land and rural business, energy and renewables and charity law.

Other offices: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth, St Andrews, Kirkcaldy, Cupar, Anstruther, Forfar, Arbroath and Montrose

  • Number of UK partners: 57
  • Number of other UK fee-earners: 256
  • Breakdown of work %
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  • Business: 21
  • Dispute resolution and claims: 26
  • Private client: 29
  • Residential conveyancing and estate agency: 25


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