Gillespie Macandrew appoints two associates

Gillespie Macandrew has announced the appointment of two new associates.

Fiona Cameron (pictured right) has been made an associate within the litigation & dispute resolution team.

In her new position she will maintain a broad commercial litigation practice but, increasingly, will be focusing on employment law and property litigation.

In the employment sphere Ms Cameron will continue to advise both employee and employer clients on a wide range of contentious and non-contention matters including restructures, TUPE, unfair dismissal, discrimination, stress at work, health & safety and settlement agreements.

Her involvement in property litigation will see her continue to work on Scottish Land Court actions, while building further her involvement in non-contentious matters through her support of the firm’s rural and commercial property clients.

Her experience to date includes advising on appeals, repossession (for private and commercial clients), servitude and boundary disputes, judicial review of planning decisions and agricultural law and subsidy.

Ms Cameron hopes to continue in her roles as a Law Society of Scotl and mentor and co-chair of the Young Mediators’ Group.

Amy McDowell (pictured right) has been made an associate within the commercial property department.

In this role she will continue to develop her experience in both renewable energy and strategic land developments.

As a member of Gillespie Macandrew’s award winning energy, climate change and natural resources team she will assist clients with multiple renewable energy projects, mainly focusing on onshore wind and hydro across Scotland, including an increasing number of developments on land subject to crofting rights.

Working as a member of the strategic land development team Ms McDowell is currently involved in multiple large scale residential and mixed use developments and will be taking an increasing lead on such projects.

In addition, she will continue in her roles as member of the firm’s CSR committee and social committee.

Ian Turnbull, managing partner of Gillespie Macandrew, said: “We are delighted to appoint Amy and Fiona as Associates.

“Both joined us as trainees, in 2009 and 2010 respectively, and became fully qualified solicitors and valued members of their respective teams.

“We work hard at Gillespie Macandrew to provide good development opportunities for our people and it is always particularly pleasing to watch quality individuals progress their careers with us.”

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