Olivers believe in keeping it in the family

Henry Oliver, left, with dad and director of the company, John.

Henry Oliver, left, with dad and director of the company, John.

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A Hawick solicitors has taken the phrase family firm to the next level ... as the sixth generation of the Oliver family has joined Geo and Jas Oliver WS, Hawick, Solicitors and Estate Agents.

Before joining the firm – which was established in 1824 – Henry Oliver studied Law at the University of Aberdeen before undertaking a two-year traineeship with Stronach’s LLp, one of Scotland’s foremost independent law firms.

He gained extensive training in the areas of residential property, private clients, dispute resolution and agricultural law.

Henry, who will be based at 13 High Street, Hawick, said: “I am excited to be joining the family business and look forward to providing a first-class personal, friendly and efficient service to the firms clients, old and new.”

His father John, who is also director of the company, said: “I am delighted to have Henry joining the firm as sixth generation and continuing to serve our well established and loyal client base.

“He is eager to drive the business forward. I joined the firm in 1974 and the challenges ahead for Henry will be very different from the ones I have encountered.”

Henry said he welcomes any clients, old or new, requiring legal or estate agency services.