Stefanie Johnston to head Ince’s new Scotland office

Stefanie Johnston to head Ince’s new Scotland office

Stefanie Johnston

Stefanie Johnston has been appointed to lead Ince’s new Scotland office, which opens on 19 November.

As a dual-qualified marine and commercial litigation lawyer, she has over 15 years’ experience working across UK jurisdictions and brings expertise in sectors including shipping, ports, energy and construction. She is a member of the British Ports Association, UK Harbourmaster Association, Port Skills & Safety and also the Comité Maritime International Working Group on Polar Shipping. Her role will be effective from 19 November 2021.

At Ince, Ms Johnston will focus on the strategic development of the Scottish operations whilst working closely with colleagues in other offices across complementary practices including corporate, maritime, energy and infrastructure and insurance.

She said: “The opening of Ince Scotland is exciting for the market and for Scotland. It reflects the firm’s long-standing synergies with traditional and emerging sectors which stand at the heart of the Scottish economy. I am looking forward to building relationships with the company’s existing clients in Scotland, expanding our presence across the country.”

Julian Clark, global senior partner at Ince, said: “As we embark on ambitious growth plans in Scotland, Stefanie’s impressive track record in building practices ideally positions her for this leadership role. With her expertise in ports, maritime and energy we can increase our focus on the services that we can offer clients in growing areas such as renewables and climate litigation as well as providing unparalleled services to clients in areas such as ports, insurance, maritime and cruise.”

Adrian Biles, chief executive, added: “We are always looking to improve and enhance our international offering and sector specialisms, and the addition of a dedicated Scotland office is another exciting step towards becoming a leading business advisory group. Stefanie will be a great asset in this next phase of our growth journey.”

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