New partners and promotions boost teams at Stronachs

David Chalmers (left) and James Muir at Stronachs’ Aberdeen headquarters.
David Chalmers (left) and James Muir at Stronachs’ Aberdeen headquarters.

Stronachs LLP has announced the appointment of two new partners and associate promotions across its commercial and private client teams.

The firm now has 16 partners and 115 lawyers and legal support staff.

The new partners are David Chalmers who joins Stronachs’ employment law team from Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace and James Muir, who has been promoted from senior associate after 10 years in the firm’s specialist energy department.

Corporate and commercial lawyer Ross Linn, based at Stronachs’ Inverness office, and dispute resolution solicitor Bob McDiarmid have been promoted to senior associates.

Making the step up to associate from senior solicitor are corporate team lawyer Jamie Hunter and private client solicitor Karen Oliver.

Managing partner of Stronachs, David Rennie, said: “The drop in oil price and the challenges in the North Sea sector are having repercussions across the region from which we are not immune.

“But these appointments demonstrate our commitment to broadening and deepening the expertise we offer to support our clients, particularly in turbulent times.

“Demand for employment law services has risen and we are seeing growth in sectors such as property and construction.”

Mr Chalmers brings more than 20 years’ experience to Stronachs’ growing employment law team.

He has a background in a broad range of litigation, including defending offshore health and safety and environmental prosecutions.

More recently, he has focused on employment law and employment related litigation.

A member of the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA), he is also dual qualified in English and Scottish law.

Mr Muir has progressed from trainee with the firm in 2005 to partner which, according to Mr Rennie, demonstrates the firm’s commitment to developing its people.

Mr Muir advises on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters including acquisitions and disposals, equity investments and intellectual property.

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