Dallas McMillan reports record profits and appoints new senior partner and managing partner
Forbes Leslie has stepped down as senior partner of Dallas McMillan after 20 years in the position, with head of litigation Gordon Bell taking his place.
David McElroy meanwhile became the firm’s managing partner. His role will focus on the firm’s business development and strategic planning.
Mr Leslie will remain a partner of the firm and head of the commercial property team. He said: “The last 20 years have seen significant changes take place in Dallas McMillan and it has been a pleasure to have led the firm through these at times challenging changes.”
The firm finished 2021 with turnover up by 30 per cent on the previous year and with the firm recording a record profit.
Mr Leslie added: “These figures are the result of the hard work that everyone at the firm has put in this year in what were obviously trying circumstances. Happily, this year has been one of our busiest with more new instructions and new clients across the firm than even before and we anticipate next year will be even more successful.
“As well as strong performances in our traditional key areas of Personal Injury and Commercial Property work, our Employment Law team has also continued to flourish under my fellow Partner and department head David Hutchison. Our reshaped Private Client and Domestic Conveyancing departments headed by Rosslyn Milligan and Richard Andrew respectively, have grown significantly this year and will continue to do so in 2022.”
Mr Bell added: “I am delighted to have taken on the role of senior partner and to have the opportunity to continue the work Forbes has done over the last two decades. This change comes at an exciting time for the firm following a hugely successful 2021. The whole firm is looking forward to continuing to grow this year and beyond.”