Three Scottish promotions as CMS completes UK merger

Caryn Penley, managing director of CMS in Scotland
Caryn Penley, managing director of CMS in Scotland

Three Scots-based lawyers at CMS are among 48 partner promotions announced across 26 offices to coincide with the firm’s merger with Nabarro and Olswang.

The newly promoted Scottish partners are Amy Norton and Duncan Turner, who are based in the firm’s Edinburgh office, and Glasgow-based Kirsten Partridge.

Ms Norton and Ms Partridge, who are real estate specialists, have progressed their careers within the firm since joining Dundas & Wilson, which combined with CMS in 2014. Ms Norton joined Dundas & Wilson as an assistant solicitor in 2007 while Ms Partridge began her career at the firm as a trainee in 2006.

Mr Turner, partner in the technology, media and telecommunications practice, spent 10 years at Dickson Minto before moving to CMS in 2015.

Their promotions come as CMS, Nabarro and Olswang complete the largest-ever merger in the UK legal sector, creating the UK’s sixth largest law firm by revenue and sixth largest globally by headcount with over 1,000 partners and 4,500 lawyers in 70 offices across 39 countries.

Caryn Penley, managing director of CMS in Scotland, said: “These promotions underline the growth of CMS in Scotland and further demonstrate the opportunities for our Scottish-based colleagues to progress within the firm.

“Three years from the combination of Dundas & Wilson and CMS, our people continue to benefit from the strength and depth that comes with being part of a global firm focused on the needs of the local market place.”

Penelope Warne, senior partner of CMS UK, added: “Providing opportunities for progression for all our employees is a key priority for our business. The broad range of countries and practice and sector groups in which the promotions have taken place is testament to the strength and confidence we have in our global business. We are delighted to welcome our 48 new partners and congratulate them on this significant achievement.”

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