Three new appointments at Levy & McRae
Levy & McRae has made new appointments to its property team.
Paul Kenneth, who has worked in major UK and international firms joins as a partner. He has particular expertise in commercial work, real estate, finance and renewables. He will be working across both Levy & McRae’s Glasgow and recently opened Edinburgh office.
Jon Findlay, who has 25 years’ experience in commercial real estate joins the firm as legal director. He has extensive experience in managing property portfolios for clients and represents a wide variety of investors, small and medium sized businesses, property developers, restaurateurs and retailers. He combines this expertise with previous experience as a bailie and local councillor in Glasgow (2003 to 2017), playing a leading role in significant changes across a number of planning, educational, transport and employability sectors in the city. He also chaired numerous high-profile public sector bodies and charity boards.
Elaine McKinnon is an experienced paralegal who has around 30 years’ experience in both residential conveyancing and in private client work.
Bill Macreath, chairman of Levy & McRae, said: “We are delighted to welcome Paul, Jon and Elaine to the firm. Since the acquisition of Giusti Martin in 2016, the firm has steadily grown its property offering and we have remained keen to build on both Stephen Giusti and Professor Leo Martin’s practice, combined with the traditional offering of Levy & McRae.”
Senior partner, David McKie said: “Both Paul and Jon bring over fifty years of experience and multiple connections to the firm and allow us the opportunity to expand not only our existing client base, but also open new doors to areas of work. Elaine will work closely with Shirley Askew in our residential department, along with assisting Sandra Biggart and Frank McKnight in our private client team.”
Mr Kenneth said: “I am delighted to be joining Levy & McRae, a firm I have known through my career and which has a clear drive and vision to deliver the best possible service to its clients. I am confident that my experience will see not only expansion into new areas, but that I can provide a bespoke service to their existing clients in areas of work the firm did not undertake before.”
Jon Findlay commented: “Levy & McRae is a firm I have admired throughout my career both in law and in public service and I am delighted to be joining at an exciting time for the business as they expand their operations both in their traditional base of Glasgow and now in the capital.”