Digby Brown announce partner and associate level promotions

Pictured, from left: Colin Moffat, Kirsty O’Donnell, David Nellaney and Simon Hammond

Digby Brown Solicitors have marked the start of the new financial year by announcing that Simon Hammond and David Nellaney have been assumed as partners by the firm.

Mr Hammond is based in Digby Brown’s Edinburgh office while Mr Nellaney works from the firm’s office in Glasgow.

Two further promotions have also been announced, with Kirsty O’Donnelland Colin Moffat becoming associates.

Mr Hammond joined Digby Brown as a trainee in 2005, qualified in 2007 and became an associate in 2011.

He has extensive experience in both the Court of Session and sheriff courts and a particular expertise in work related accidents and representing clients affected by health and safety at work related-issues.

Mr Nellaney has also developed his career with Digby Brown, joining the firm as a trainee in 2004 and becoming an associate in 2011 prior to being made a partner.

He specialises in workplace, road traffic accident and public liability claims and has played an active role in developing Digby Brown’s Compensate Personal Injury Network, which now has over 350 member firms across Scotland.

Ms O’Donnell has been part of Digby Brown’s insurance litigation team in Glasgow since 2010, becoming recognised for her technical and advocacy skills and consistent delivery of results for the firm’s clients.

As an associate, she will continue to develop the firm’s insurance litigation capability in Glasgow.

Mr Moffat is another in this round of promotions who has been with Digby Brown for his whole legal career, joining as a trainee in 2008.

The promotions mark a positive start to the new financial year for the firm who wrapped up 2014/15 by winning five categories at the recent Scott + Co Scottish Legal Awards, including Firm of the Year, Litigation Team of the Year and Employer of the Year.

Announcing the promotions, Digby Brown chief executive Fraser Oliverhighlighted that they reflect Digby Brown’s commitment to helping its staff develop their careers within the firm.

Mr Oliver said: “It is a pleasure to announce these promotions. Simon Hammond and David Nellaney both have strong areas of expertise, a track record of representing people in difficult and demanding situations and are already leading teams and developing our business. Along with the other Partners in the firm, I am looking forward to working alongside them as we continue to grow and develop.

“Kirsty O’Donnell and Colin Moffat have both added enormous value, both to their clients and to their teams and colleagues, since they have been with us.

“Their promotions to associate are a reflection of this and both have important roles to play in the coming years.”

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