Aberdeen legal firm Lefevre Litigation has been badly hit by a fire at its office.

Its Carden Place premises have been destroyed by a blaze that began around 2am today in a neighbouring restaurant and engulfed the building, causing the roof to collapse. Eight fire appliances sent to the scene were unable to save the premises.

In a tweet the firm said nobody had been hurt, adding: "All we are is what we say in court and the experience we bring to that situation. We hope the service to those that need us isn’t too badly affected."