A NEWLY launched Aberdeen-based law firm has made its first key hires.
Joni Esson, boss of Esson & Aberdein, has recruited paralegal Shari O’Hare and Lynn Nesbitt, a qualified surveyor and estate agency specialist.
The trio previously worked together at Stronachs.
Joni said: “To have assembled such a strong team at launch is brilliant and we’ll immediately see the benefits of the existing working relationships. We know each other incredibly well, so we’ll be delivering the best teamwork for clients from the moment we open for business.
“Starting any new job or venture is exciting. To be launching Esson & Aberdein with Shari and Lynn by my side is better than anything I could have hoped for.
“We achieved so much when we previously worked together. This time I believe we can do even more, because we are starting with a blank canvas and can optimise everything exactly as we want.”
The trio will initially focus on property-related work, with plans to offer a full suite of client services as the business grows.
Lynn said: “We’re all very focused and work well together, so it was a very easy decision to join Joni. I believe we have the right team of people, and with Joni at the helm weare in a position to offer something new and exciting to the people of Aberdeen and the north-east.”
Shari added: “When Joni left, I really missed working alongside her, so when she offered me the role, I jumped at it.
“I’m ecstatic to be working alongside them again and I’m loving it so far. I can’t wait to see where this goes, everyone is ambitious and eager to make this a success.”
Esson & Aberdein is part of the Moray Group stable of firms, headed by lawyer Rob Aberdein, which is focused on using the latest technology to improve the experience of clients across property, law and finance.
Since being launched in September, Moray Group has acquired Simpson & Marwick, which is now its pre-eminent legal brand which it is rolling out across Scotland. It also acquired volume conveyancing and debt recovery specialist, Alston Law in Glasgow.
With a turnover in excess of £5m and 70 staff, further growth through acquisition is planned with the group eyeing property letting, accountancy and financial services, as well as other law firms.