New appointments at Gibson Kerr

New appointments at Gibson Kerr

Pictured (L-R): Karen Sutherland, Beverley Cottrell, Nadia Inglis, Sandra Kristoffersson, Rhian Mackay

Gibson Kerr has underlined its continued strong performance during the pandemic with a series of new appointments.

Beverley Cottrell, who has more than 30 years’ experience in all aspects of residential conveyancing and estate agency, will take up a newly-created role as head of property.

Karen Sutherland, who spent four years with the Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration specialising in all areas of children’s welfare, has joined the family law team.

Law graduates Nadia Inglis and Rhian Mackay have taken up support roles in the personal law team, while business management graduate Sandra Kristoffersson has been appointed credit controller.

Partner and head of family law Fiona Rasmusen said: “To make so many strong appointments during such a challenging period speaks volumes of the quality of service Gibson Kerr provides.

“Our family and personal law departments have continued to perform strongly through the coronavirus period and we expect these two areas to continue to grow, with increasing numbers of enquiries and revenue.

“We have seen a short-lived reduction in activity in our property department, but this has now bounced back and is busier than ever.

“We are continuing with our expansion plans and these will be supported by the key appointments we have made.”

She added: “Beverley has a first class reputation as an expert in residential property, with a wealth of technical and market knowledge. Her focus is on delivering excellent personal service for clients and we consider ourselves fortunate that she has agreed to join us.

“In Karen, who spent some time in Dubai running her own business, we have a skilled lawyer who has decided to return to Scotland and resume her career in family law. She brings maturity and a great deal of empathy to her role.”

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