Law firm makes key partner promotion

National law firm, Aberdein Considine, has announced a key internal promotion within its North-east operations.

Gary Ross, 45, has been promoted to Partner in charge of the firm’s Peterhead and Ellon branches.

Gary – who joined Aberdein Considine 13 years ago – will now lead the offices’ services.

The promotion is an impressive achievement for Gary, who was a formerly a police officer with Grampian Police before suffering a serious leg break in 1997.

Despite four operations, Gary was deemed unfit for operational duties and left the Police, joining Aberdein Considine as a precognition officer.

Whilst continuing to work full-time for the firm, Gary embarked on a law degree at Aberdeen University and moved over to the firm’s Property division, before qualifying as a lawyer.

He has been a key member of the firm’s North-east property offering for some time, having spent eight years working in Aberdeen before taking charge of the firm’s busy Ellon and Peterhead offices in 2008.

Gary commented: “I am delighted to have been promoted to Partner in charge of our Ellon and Peterhead branches. It’s particularly pleasing as I have stayed in the area for almost 40 years and have many family and friends who reside there.

“I am very grateful to the firm for recognising and rewarding my hard work to date and look forward to increasing my responsibilities and developing my own client base.”

Harvey Aberdein, Managing Partner of Aberdein Considine, added. “Gary is an excellent addition to the partnership. His knowledge and experience in the local legal and property market is second to none and I know that Gary will play a key role in the future success of the firm.”

Established in 1981, Aberdein Considine is a broadly based practice, offering corporate and private clients a complete legal, property and financial professional advisory service. The firm’s current annual turnover – in excess of £17m – puts it amongst Scotland’s top 20 Law Firms.