Scottish firms gain as Ketchen & Stevens lawyers scatter

Scottish boutique Pagan Osborne has cherry picked a range of practices from dissolved Edinburgh firm Ketchen & Stevens.

The five-partner Ketchen & Stevens has split into three divisions, with the private client, agriculture and property arms going to wealth management specialist Pagan Osborne.

Former Ketchen senior partner Andrew Boyd and private client specialist Eugene O’Neale both join Pagan Osborne as partners, while private client partner Ian Mason has joined as a consultant.

Family partner Tom Quail and his Glasgow office team have moved to The Anderson Partnership, while the litigation department led by Shona Aird has merged with Boyd Napier.

Pagan Osborne will initially trade under the name Pagan Osborne ‘incorporating Ketchen & Stevens private client and property’. It has 10 partners and more than 120 staff and with a turnover of approximately £5m.