Two well known legal figures in north east Scotland have launched a new law practice, as part of a growing stable of firms under a recently formed professional services umbrella company.  

Esson & Aberdein will be led by Joni Esson, who spent more than 10 years at Stronachs, and Rob Aberdein, who in late 2020 launched the Moray Group, focused on using the latest technology to improve the experience of clients across property, law and finance. Esson & Aberdein will be part of the group, which also includes Simpson & Marwick in Edinburgh and East Lothian, and Alston Law in Glasgow.

The firm will formally launch on 26 April and will open offices in Aberdeen's West End. A series of appointments of key personnel are expected over the coming weeks.

Ms Esson said: "At first it will mainly be property-related work we are doing, but we have big plans to offer a full suite of client services."

She promised it would put private clients at the forefront, and would be "totally focused on the city and Aberdeenshire, which is also something that is important to people in the north east".

Mr Aberdein added: "We're bringing a fresh, albeit highly recognisable brand – and a real focus and commitment to normal everyday people in Aberdeen and the north-east. It's not about big corporate clients or PLCs. It's that personal property, legal, financial set of services and meaningful, long-term client relationships that we are after."