Gilson Gray recruits Morisons team



Glen Gilson

Newcomers Gilson Gray have built on a successful first year in business by recruiting a batch of lawyers from the commercial dispute resolution and insolvency teams of Morisons Solicitors LLP.

Among those joining Gilson Gray is Alex Garioch formerly head of litigation at Morisons.

Mr Garioch, who brings with him Morisons’ entire commercial dispute resolution team, is a solicitor advocate with substantial experience, who specialises in contentious construction disputes as well as commercial dispute resolution.

Rosie Walker, partner, also joins the firm, just days after acting for Alistair Carmichael MP in Scotland’s first election trial for 50 years, making Scottish legal history when broadcast live across the UK.

Mr Garioch said: “My team has always taken great pride in the quality of our representation of client interests, and, within Gilson Gray, there is clearly the same approach. It seems to me the Gilson Gray story will be one of success and I am proud to be part of it.”

Ms Walker said: “I am thrilled about bringing my clients and our team to Gilson Gray. The partners have impressed me enormously with their enthusiasm and commitment to outstanding customer service and to achieving great results.

“I am very much looking forward to working with the existing wider team at Gilson Gray, which already has incredible strength and depth.”

Iain K Clark, solicitor advocate, partner and head of litigation & dispute resolution at Gilson Gray, said: “We are delighted to attract top lawyers such as Rosie and Alex to our expanding litigation & dispute resolution team.

“Their breadth and depth of experience compliments the services we provide to our existing clients and affords us the opportunity to become the ‘go to’ team in Scotland for complex litigation and dispute resolution.”

Keith Anderson also joins Gilson Gray from Morisons, as an associate in the insolvency team. He has had a number of high profile instructions in recent history including being lead solicitor to BDO prior to, and during, the successful 12 month administration of Heart of Midlothian football club.

Mr Anderson said: “I look forward to working with existing contacts and growing the client base and sectors with whom I am currently working.”

Steven Jansch, solicitor advocate, partner and head of insolvency at Gilson Gray, said: “The additions to the team help us build on the solid progress already made at Gilson Gray. We have an exciting opportunity to continue on that development path. We are committed to offering leading insolvency services and Keith’s appointment reflects that.”

Managing partner Glen Gilson, said: “The appointment coups to our litigation & dispute resolution and insolvency teams position us as one of the most compelling and experienced dispute resolution groups in Scotland.”