Significant Office Expansion for Gilson Gray

by Fraser Clarke

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

The legal firm expands further with the addition of number six Rutland Square

Glen Gilson is a legal PR Thought Leader

ONE of Scotland’s fastest growing businesses has dramatically increased its office space in Edinburgh following substantial expansion and continued growth ambitions.

Legal firm Gilson Gray has taken over number six Rutland Square – increasing its total office space in the capital to over 13 storeys and its total office footprint to 21,000 sq. ft.

The move comes as the disruptor firm continues to shake things up in the Scottish legal sector with its approach of cherry picking the country’s top talent and teams from rivals.

Its uncompromising attitude towards culture and client focus has seen the firm become one of the leading businesses of its type in a little over five years.

The firm’s award-winning Litigation team, recognised for its recent success in high profile and complex court actions, has relocated to the new office space at Rutland Square. Gilson Gray is now the largest occupying tenant on the Square which boasts tenants such as International Embassies, Private Banks and DLA Piper.

Glen Gilson, Managing Partner at Gilson Gray, says the move is part of the company’s strategic growth plans to become the best law firm in Scotland within the next five years.

He said: “As one of Scotland’s fastest growing companies, it’s crucial that we have office space that matches our ambitions. The firm’s success to date has been built on a strong belief of cherry picking the industry’s best people and providing them with a working environment that allows them to flourish.

“Rutland Square offers one of the most practical and impressive office locations in the capital and we are committed to providing our staff and clients office locations that suit their needs.”

Gilson Gray’s success since launch has seen it expand significantly with offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and East Lothian and with further plans for growth into new areas across the country in the months ahead.

The firm now boasts one of the widest service ranges in the country with 150 talented staff members and around 25 partners.

Gilson Gray was the largest full-service law firm launch in Scottish legal history in 2014 when it opened simultaneously in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

The firm has enjoyed multi award winning status from the offset receiving accolades such as Law Firm of the Year, Corporate Firm of the Year, Insolvency Firm of the Year, Litigation Firm of the Year and New Scottish Business of the Year across a multitude of different business and legal awards including The Law Awards of Scotland, The Scottish Variety Awards and The ACQ5 legal awards.

Chairman of the Group Glen Gilson has also been recognised as Managing Partner of the Year twice in the last five years, and is recognised as one of the leading figures in Scottish law.

Gilson was notably recently appointed as Vice Chairman of one of Scotland’s most influential organisations, YPO, whose members include some of Scotland’s leading and largest businesses.


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