Lindsays in The Herald: Expansive law firm lays ground to hit £20m turnover target

Posted Apr 1, 2019

This article featured in The Herald on Wednesday 06 March.

When Alasdair Cummings took over as Managing Partner of Lindsays in 2011 he had one main priority: to see the firm through the post-recessionary storm.

Looking back on how he sold that vision to the firm’s partners, whose backing he required to take on the top job, he said: “Being absolutely blunt, in the depths of January 2011 a lot of my platform was let’s just batten down the hatches and make sure we are not the next law firm to fall over.”

Though in the years that followed big-name businesses such as Semple Fraser, Tods Murray and McClure Naismith did eventually fail, Mr Cummings believes that Lindsays pulled through because, unlike larger rivals, it had keep private client as part of its practice mix.

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