Seven appointments at Shoosmiths
Shoosmiths has made seven appointments across several teams in Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Lauren Miller, who joins from Shepherd and Wedderburn, has been appointed as legal director in the Glasgow-based real estate team. She adds further expertise in the residential/housebuilder and commercial development space, supporting a client base that already includes Robertson Residential Group, Keepmoat Homes, Bellway and Watkin Jones.
Geraint Hughes has been made a senior associate in Glasgow. He joins the planning team led by Edinburgh-based partner, Fraser Mitchell. Mr Hughes, who joins the firm from Brodies on June 1 is an experienced planning solicitor who deals with a wide range of planning matters across all sectors.
Eilidh Durkin has also joined the firm in Glasgow as an associate in the busy corporate team led by Edinburgh-based partner, Alison Gilson.
Experienced litigation lawyer, Courtney Clelland returns to Shoosmiths as a senior associate in the dispute resolution and litigation team after several years working in Jersey. The real estate team has further strengthened the firm’s award winning national construction team with the appointment of Nina Oliver as an associate. Previously with Dentons, she will support the UK-wide team from Edinburgh.
Grace Watson and Samantha Mackie have both joined as employment associates in Edinburgh. They will work across a client portfolio overseen by partner, Kim Pattullo.
Highlighting the firm’s commitment to nurturing future legal talent, Alice Gray (planning) and Gillian Todd (real estate) have also been appointed as paralegals in Edinburgh.
Janette Speed, head of real estate and Shoosmiths in Scotland, commented: “These appointments in our Edinburgh and Glasgow bases are testament to the increased demand from our ever expanding and valued client base for Shoosmiths’ expertise and market leading Scottish lawyers.
“I am delighted to welcome our new colleagues to the firm and am certain that together they will contribute massively across all of our key sectors. They are joining at a really exciting time for Shoosmiths as we push on with our strategy for growth in Scotland.”