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Stuart and Stuart WS

1 April 2022

Stuart & Stuart WS has merged with leading Scottish firm Thorntons Solicitors

Stuart & Stuart senior partner Chris Anderson described the merger as a fantastic move for two firms which share a remarkably similar outlook.”

Following the merger, Stuart & Stuarts entire team will transfer to Thorntons. Chris Anderson will transfer as a consultant to the merged firm and John MacKenzie, Fergus Macmillan, Andrew Bertram and Emma Horne will be appointed partners at Thorntons, with Ken Lauder appointed a legal director.

About Thorntons

Thorntons’ roots can be traced back to 1857.  Over the generations, Thorntons has grown to become one of Scotland’s largest and most successful full service legal and property firms with offices in Edinburgh and across Scotland.

Our success is built on investment in our services and people, resulting in high quality advice coupled with exceptional client care. By taking time to understand our clients’ specific needs we’re able to deliver solutions for the long term providing reassurance and peace of mind. We are on hand to answer any questions or concerns you may have.  You can get in touch with any of your previous Stuart & Stuart contacts on 03330 430150 or email us and we will respond as soon as possible.


Your questions answered

If you have any questions that are not answered below, please get in touch with your usual contact on 03330 430150 or email us.

You should have been contacted about any ongoing matters Stuart & Stuart were dealing with for you, outlining what will happen next and what you need to do. If you haven’t heard anything please contact us

You should have been contacted by Stuart & Stuart about your property sale to advise what will happen next and what you need to do.  If you have any questions you can contact your usual contact on 03330 430150 or email us

If you have an appointment arranged it will go ahead as planned. However you will now be instructing Thorntons. If for any reason the appointment needs to be changed someone will contact you to arrange another convenient date.  Appointments will be carried our virtually or in person where required. 

The office offices at 25 Rutland Street Edinburgh will remain open until 23 April after which time the office will close and the people there relocate to Thorntons offices at Third Floor, City Point, Haymarket, Edinburgh. Stuart & Stuart’s offices at 3-7 High Street Bonnyrigg will remain open however 12 John Street Penicuik will not be re-opening.

If you have used Stuart & Stuart in the past and the firm held a Will for you, you don’t need to do anything at the current time.  Following the merger, all files and documents previously held by Stuart & Stuart are now in the safe custody of Thorntons.  

We appreciate you may be concerned about these important documents and we can reassure you that any documents held on your behalf by Stuart & Stuart will continue to be stored securely by Thorntons.  If you wish to discuss any aspect of your business with us then please feel free to call your usual contact on 03330 430150 or email us.

If you have used Stuart & Stuart in the past and the firm held a Title Deeds for you, you don’t need to do anything at the current time. Following the merger, all files and documents previously held by Stuart & Stuart are now in the safe custody of Thorntons.  

We appreciate you may be concerned about these important documents and we can reassure you that any documents held on your behalf by Stuart & Stuart will continue to be stored securely by Thorntons.  If you wish to discuss any aspect of your business with us then please feel free to call your usual contact on 03330 430150 or email us.

Data Protection Notice

As a result of the merger, Stuart & Stuart Solicitors clients’ personal data has been transferred to Thorntons Law LLP. We have added recent files and relevant files to Thorntons’ client management system to ensure the continuity of the legal service you receive from Stuart & Stuart. Legacy files are kept segregated from the main system with restricted access until scheduled deletion.

We are aiming to contact all clients by post/email to inform you of the merger and of your next available steps within a month, but in the meantime, please contact your usual Solicitor using their contact details below, if you wish to discuss your legal representation, or email dpo@thorntons-law.co.uk if you have any concerns regarding your personal information.



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