Addleshaw Goddard has launched a new Edinburgh hub of its Transaction Services team (TST).

The firm launched its TST nine years ago, combining technology, process and people to provide services including due diligence reviews, routine contract negotiations, litigation and regulatory document reviews and real estate property management work. It has continued to grow, now generating income of over £11m a year and employing more than 170 staff across the UK.

Addleshaw Goddard said the Edinburgh hub had been created as a direct response to increased client demands and workloads in its Scottish offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen. It "will act as an on-the-ground resource for the firm's core divisions regionally, providing strategic access to more efficient ways of resourcing client assignments".

Five paralegals, Kirsty Peters, Fraser Ramsay, Sarah Buzuk, Leo Kritikos and Megan Newrot, have joined the TST Edinburgh team, and will be managed West Middleton, a former legal apprentice who progressed through the Leeds TST before relocating for this new role.

They will work with existing embedded paralegals in Edinburgh and Glasgow, and the TST plans continue to grow and invest in its Scottish operation. 

Mike Potter, head of TST at Addleshaw Goddard, commented: "Our latest recruitment drive within the TST demonstrates our investment into Scotland. This is an exciting development for our team: as well as providing more on the ground support for our Scottish lawyers and clients, it enables us to access a new deep pool of talent.

"The TST plays an integral role in the firm’s delivery of legal services, and the team has continued to evolve and develop since it was set up nine years ago. This latest step reflects our ongoing determination to deliver better for clients by being located in the right places and creating an environment which is attractive to the very best people."

Malcolm McPherson, senior partner in Scotland added: "To expand the TST team in Edinburgh is part of our wider growth strategy which will see continued investment in the firm across Scotland, be that via recruitment or through smart technology implementation which allows us to work more effectively to provide an improved all-round service."