Raft of appointments at Digby Brown

Raft of appointments at Digby Brown

Pictured (L-R): Fern Mapp, Iona Brown and Ryan Smith

Digby Brown Solicitors has appointed three new partners.

Fern Mapp takes her position with the foreign & travel team in Edinburgh – she is renowned for helping people in complex and high-profile matters like international offshore incidents and the Clutha helicopter disaster.

Iona Brown, who has been at Digby Brown since 2000, operates within the network department, is an experienced litigator known for her victory in Kennedy v Cordia Services at the Supreme Court.

Ryan Smith, based in Kirkcaldy, bolsters the legal services for people in Fife and the east – his consistent delivery of results contributed to a record recovery of £158 million in damages in 2023/24.

Fraser Oliver, chief executive of Digby Brown, said: “These partner appointments reflect the year-on-year growth we continue to achieve. We have always been committed to improving access to justice and being an employer of choice – this is why we invest in our people so they have the skills needed to be industry-leading litigators and feel empowered to deliver the life-affirming results that injured people and bereaved families deserve.

“A sincere congratulations to all who have been recognised as their work helps make Digby Brown what it is.”

The firm has also promoted 12 people to associate:

  • Aine McShane - clinical negligence (Glasgow)
  • Chris Ritchie – GPIL (Dundee)
  • Ewen Reid – GPIL (Inverness)
  • Fiona Bissett – GPIL (Kirkcaldy)
    Kimberley MacLennan – GPIL (Aberdeen)
  • Kerry Whyte – GPIL (Aberdeen)
  • Sam Boyce – GPIL (Glasgow)
  • Andy MacDonald – foreign & travel (Glasgow)
  • Justyna Rompca - foreign & travel (Edinburgh)
  • Kate Cloherty – network (Glasgow)
  • Rachel Black – network (Edinburgh)
  • Zara Rafferty – network (Edinburgh)

As part of the promotions the firm has also appointed Partner Gordon Dalyell to head of non-accidental injury – in addition to overseeing Edinburgh Network he brings decades of experience, particularly in miscarriage of justice claims.

Partner Lianda Barnes is also set to return to Digby Brown’s new Dundee office where she will consolidate the firm’s motorcycle accident claims.

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