Balfour & Manson boosts private client with local merger

Edinburgh firm Balfour & Manson has bolstered its private client practice by merging with G W Tait & Sons.

The move will see two G W Tait partners, George Tait and Allen Kerr, join the partnership along with three associates and the majority of the firm’s staff.

Balfour & Manson also has a well-known personal injury practice, representing pursuers in cases such as Piper Alpha and Lockerbie.

The 18-partner firm has expanded significantly this year with the acquisition in May of a substantial part of the pursuer personal injury practice of the Aberdeen firm Burnside Kemp Fraser and the opening of an Aberdeen office, its first outside Edinburgh.