Thorntons unveils first permanent Highlands base in Inverness

Thorntons unveils first permanent Highlands base in Inverness

Pictured (L-R): Back row – Magnus Mackay, Elisa Miller, Paul Adams, John Smart, Anna MacLeod-Adams and Hazel MacGillivray.
Front row – Jennifer Callaghan, Yasmin Myles, Lois Legge, Lucy Bird, Jenna Gallacher and Krysty Steele

Law firm Thorntons has formally opened its new Inverness office, marking its first permanent base in the Highlands.

Previously, the firm operated from serviced office space in the region since December 2023.

Since the business announced its plans to establish a permanent base in the north it has confirmed a string of strategic hires including commercial property partners Paul Adams and John Smart and private client partner Magnus Mackay.

The 13-strong team will build on Thorntons’ current client base in the Highlands which includes University of Highlands and Islands and Cabot Highlands, home to the renowned 18-hole Castle Stuart Golf links.

Thorntons’ new modern premises within Inverness’ Beechwood Business Park incorporates open plan office desks, a range of client meeting areas, and flexible space that will support collaborative working and wellbeing.

At 4000 sq ft, the office will be able to host more than 34 desks for the current headcount of 13 – indicating the firm’s commitment to growth.

Mr Adams, lead partner in Thorntons’ Inverness operation, said: “It has been a busy and exciting start to the year for Thorntons in Inverness.

“We’ve appointed a strong team of senior legal figures and bright stars who have all contributed to the growth of our operation in just a matter of months.

“Opening the doors to our new permanent office further demonstrates our aspirations and commitment to growing our team and service offering to clients across the Highlands and Islands. Making a positive contribution to the wider community will be another key focus in the weeks, months, and years to come.”

Lesley Larg, Thorntons managing partner, said: “We have supported a variety of businesses, families, and individuals in the Highlands and Islands for many years but establishing a permanent base in Inverness cements our commitment to the region and will allow us to develop new and meaningful relationships.

“The Inverness area is home to a range of important sectors including tourism, food and drink and a thriving life sciences industry, and we are confident that our skills and experience can help them to flourish further.

“It’s fantastic to see the growth of the team and business in recent months and we look forward to working together and continuing to support this vibrant operation.”

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