SCOTTISH law firm Anderson Strathern has unveiled a bolt-on merger deal with much-smaller Glasgow practice Hardy Macphail.

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It said that the deal would see Hardy Macphail, which has three partners and an overall headcount of 10, merge its operations with Anderson Strathern’s Glasgow office.

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Hardy Macphail has a mix of small and medium-sized enterprise and private clients. It specialises in litigation, private-client, and commercial property work and residential conveyancing, Anderson Strathern noted.

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Anderson Strathern, which has more than 50 partners and in excess of 240 employees across Edinburgh, Glasgow and East Lothian, increased its annual turnover from £21.5 million to £22.8m in the year to August 31, 2018.