Our History

With a history and heritage tracing back over 150 years, MacRoberts is one of Scotland’s oldest and best known law firms.


  • 1861       Formation

    We are one of Scotland’s oldest, independent law firms having been formed by the redoubtable Thomas MacRobert back in 1861. Qualified in 1858, Thomas founded the firm aged just 31. He married twice, fathered 13 children, lived all his married life in Castlehead, Paisley and died in 1891, at the age of 61.

    1861       First office

    Our first offices were located in the County Buildings, Paisley.

    1890       MacRobert, Son & Hutchison

    Thomas MacRobert Jnr and an employee, Mr Hutchison, were added as partners. The firm became known as MacRobert, Son & Hutchison.

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