ACH Shoosmiths completes Saltire Court move

ACH Shoosmiths completes Saltire Court move


Author: Alastair Gray

ACH Shoosmiths has opened its new offices at the heart of Edinburgh's business and financial district.

The national law firm, which needs more space to grow, has agreed a 10-year lease for 11,325 sq ft at Saltire Court, in the city's Exchange district.

Existing tenants at the Castle Terrace building - which recently completed a £2m redevelopment - include KPMG, Martin Currie and Deloitte.

ACH Shoosmiths vacated its former Queen Street premises on Friday (26 April), and is fully operational in its new home, today.

All 64 legal advisers and support staff have made the move to Saltire Court.

ACH Shoosmiths launched on 1 October 2012 after client demand prompted Shoosmiths, a top 40 firm in England and Wales, to move into Scotland. Key crossover practice areas are already delivering positive results.

Partner and Edinburgh head of office Janette Speed said: "Moving here is much more than just a change of location. It's an important milestone in the growth of ACH Shoosmiths, showing clients - and those of us who work here - that we're ready to invest and develop in order to provide them with the best possible service."

Speed said the move will enable expansion across the whole firm, but particularly in its real estate, recoveries and family law teams.

The Saltire Court design and fit-out was done by Claremont Group Interiors, one of the UK's leading corporate interior providers. Established in 1977, it has more than 30 years' experience in designing, creating and supporting workplaces. It has fitted-out Shoosmiths' Manchester, Milton Keynes and Nottingham offices, and is currently working on its new Birmingham space, at Two Colmore Square.

ACH Shoosmiths advises on wide range of matters, including real estate, corporate, lender services debt recovery, commercial litigation, dispute resolution, employment, social housing, insolvency and restructuring, high net worth family law and private client work.

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