John Kydd joins Gilson Gray in Dundee
Gilson Gray has strengthened its Dundee team, with the appointment of a new partner.
John Kydd, a litigator with a 20-year career across Tayside and the north-east of Scotland, has joined Gilson Gray. He was previously a partner with Thorntons, having joined as a trainee in 2001.
He said: “Gilson Gray’s values are very much aligned with mine. They believe in being transparent with clients about the chances of success in the courtroom, clear about costs, and firmly focused on achieving successful outcomes. I’m keen to build a network of new contacts who may welcome my expertise.”
Lindsay Darroch, the partner who heads up Gilson Gray’s Dundee office, said: “Having John on the team is a significant appointment. There are few top flight litigators in this area of Scotland and we see an opportunity to further develop our court team under John’s stewardship.”
Head of litigation and dispute resolution, Rosie Walker, added: “John is also an accredited mediator; a pathway to legal settlement that is growing in popularity, given the lower costs and privacy benefits. With new legislation on the way, we expect to see rising demand in this area and John’s skills will be key to our ambitions.”