Legal firm doubles Glasgow office capacity with new premises

Lesley Larg. Image credit: Sandy Young/

LAW firm Thorntons is expanding with the opening of new Glasgow office which is double its existing capacity.

The business has operated from serviced offices in the city since 2019. Its new premises at Lomond House, located in George Square, will be the firm’s first permanent home in Glasgow.

The 7,200 sq ft office will be able to host more than 60 desks – double the headcount of the existing team of almost 30 people.

The business has invested £400,000 in the open plan layout which also incorporates client meeting areas and flexible space. The sustainable design is said to maximise natural light and reduce energy consumption.

Thorntons’ expansion in Glasgow follows the success of its Edinburgh office, which opened in 2004 with a team of three and now employs more than 100 people.

The Glasgow practice will focus on providing specialist business law advice to clients operating in sectors including commercial real estate, technology, higher education and housing associations.

Among Thorntons’ experts in Glasgow are partners Pamela Muir, who leads on insolvency, intellectual property, media and technology specialist Liam McMonagle, and Hugo Allan and Aimee Gibbons, who specialise in commercial property and construction.

The firm’s expansion follows a run of business wins, including being appointed to further areas of work in Wheatley Housing Group’s legal services framework.

Lesley Larg, managing partner, Thorntons, said, “After many years of working with clients in Glasgow we are building on our presence and launching our first permanent office in the city. I’ve always found Glasgow to be a very welcoming place to do business and can’t wait to open our doors at George Square and show everyone our fantastic, flexible space.”