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Scottish firm Ledingham Chalmers has strengthened its private client practice by merging with Aberdeen boutique Esslemont Cameron & Gauld.
Esslemont Cameron partner Tom Davidson joined Ledingham Chalmers as a partner. George Esson, Carol Cooper, Phyllis Garden and Shona Hamilton also came on board as consultants.
The bolt-on followed a year in which Ledingham Chalmers’ private client practice grew by 10 per cent. The firm hired Adam Cochran partner Douglas Watson as a partner in April 2011 to boost this practice area.
Overall Ledingham Chalmers’ turnover was up by just over 2 per cent in 2011-12, to £9.7m.