Person NameShiell and Small; 1832-; solicitors, Dundee
Epithetsolicitors, Dundee
ActivityDavid Small (d. 1885), son of Dundee Town Clerk, William Small, formed Shiell & Small with John Shiell (1806-1875) in Dundee in 1832. Originally working from premises at New Inn Entry, they moved to 10 Reform Street in the early 1840s, before building new offices in Bank Street shortly afterwards. The firm remained in Bank Street from then on. David Small was also the local Keeper of Sasines in Dundee. John Shiell, son of John above subsequently joined the business , as did his son, James Guthrie Shiell (1874-1927), around the 1900s. Other partners included John Small, W. F. Small and Herbert Kinnaird Ogilvy of Baldovan. The name Shiell & Small was retained throughout the life of this business. However the records suggest that the company itself was reconstituted a number of times, a separate number assigned to each incarnation (e.g. Shiell & Small the 7th), before settling on simply ‘Shiell & Small’. Shiell & Small were well known for representing both major businesses and landed families in the Dundee area. The firm was subsequently acquired by Miller Sneddon, solicitors, Perth and Newburgh, c. 1990, which later merged with Hendry & Fenton, solicitors, Dundee, to form Miller Hendry, solicitors, Dundee, Perth and Newburgh.
Corporate NameShiell and Small
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