Miller Hendry announces trio of promotions in Perth and Dundee
Tayside legal and estate agency firm Miller Hendry has announced three promotions and a new appointment at its Perth and Dundee offices.
Lindsay Kirkwood has been promoted to associate in the private client team in Dundee, while Michael Johnston and Samera Ali have been promoted to senior solicitors. Sharon Somerville has joined the firm as a senior corporate solicitor.
Ms Kirkwood has spent five years with the firm, having started as a trainee in 2015. She graduated from the University of Strathclyde in 2014 with an LLB Honours degree in Law before going on to complete her Diploma in Professional Legal Practice in 2015. She deals with a range of client services including wills and estate planning, powers of attorney and long term care planning.
Mr Johnston, who joined Miller Hendry in 2017, works within the firm’s residential property department in the Perth office. He specialises in purchases and sales of residential property, security work, title disputes and transfers of title.
Ms Ali has worked in the firm’s private client team in Perth since joining in 2018, assisting clients with their succession planning and helping them prepare for the future. Working on a range of private client issues, she specialises in dealing with wills, powers of attorney, trusts and executries.
Ms Somerville, who joins the firm in Dundee, specialises in a broad range of corporate and commercial work, including company and business acquisitions and disposals, corporate reorganisations, commercial contracts and intellectual property.
She graduated from the University of Dundee with an LLB Honours Degree in English Law with Accountancy, following which she gained experience working in the finance, fashion and music industries, before returning to Dundee in 2013 to convert to Scots Law and obtain her Diploma in Professional Legal Practice.
Alistair Duncan, head of commercial, said: “Sharon will add strength and depth to our Team enabling us to increase our offering to clients.”
Chairman John Thom said: “I am delighted to welcome Sharon and congratulate Lindsay, Michael and Samera on their well-deserved promotions. All have excellent knowledge and expertise in their respective fields and their promotions underscore Miller Hendry’s commitment to developing talent and growing our services to ensure clients receive specialist legal advice of the highest quality.”