Edinburgh-firm, Urquharts, has announced its senior partner, Roderick Urquhart, is set to retire, breaking a 145-year link between the Urquhart family and the firm that bears its name. 

The firm was established by Andrew Urquhart in 1876. He chose a legal career, rather than following in the footsteps of his own father, who captained tea clippers journeying from China to the north-east of Scotland.

In 1911, Andrew’s son, William, joined the firm, establishing the firm as property specialists and overseeing a move to Heriot Row. His son Ronald joined in 1952, followed by Roderick in 1982.

Roderick’s retirement will mark the end of a long link between the firm and its founding family. However, t...

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