Appointments

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Aberdein Considine has appointed senior corporate and employee benefits expert Katie Mearns. Ms Mearns has joined Aberdein Considine in a newly created corporate benefits adviser role, bringing with her over 10 years’ experience working with a range of clients across the country.

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Thorntons has strengthened its specialist property teams with the promotion of three new partners. Nicola McCafferty in Dundee and Aimee Gibbons in Glasgow have been appointed as commercial real estate partners while Hannah Fraser in Edinburgh has been elevated to residential property partner.

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Five new senators of the College of Justice have been installed at individual ceremonies in Parliament House, Edinburgh. Andrew Young QC, Jonathan Lake QC, Sheriff Lorna Drummond QC, John Scott QC and Michael Stuart QC, were installed in Court 1.

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Senior associate and solicitor advocate Michael Collins has joined BTO Solicitors LLP’s property and professional liability team. Mr Collins trained with BTO, qualifying in 2009, and progressed through the ranks in the firm’s insurance litigation team until 2020. He has since spent two y

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Katie Boyle has been promoted to chair of international human rights law at the University of Stirling. Professor Boyle leads on human rights research and teaching in the faculty of arts and humanities, including establishing an interdisciplinary masters programme together with Rowan Cruft, professo

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The Law Society of Scotland has congratulated John Scott QC as he today takes the precedent-setting step from solicitor advocate to senator of the College of Justice. Lord Scott is one of five new senators taking up their roles today in the College of Justice – the appointments were publicly a

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McKee Campbell Morrison (MCM) has welcomed Michael Flett to the firm’s corporate team as an associate director. Mr Flett joins from Addleshaw Goddard where he specialised in corporate law and worked with companies spanning a variety of sectors in areas including mergers and acquisitions, IPOs,

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Jamie Gray, an expert in financial services law, has been appointed as a partner at Burness Paull. Mr Gray, who joins from Addleshaw Goddard, advises banks, investment firms, corporate finance and private equity houses, technology companies, platforms and trading facilities, payment services provide

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MBM Commercial has announced the appointment of John Nimmo as a corporate partner in the firm’s Edinburgh office. Mr Nimmo, who founded the firm Rooney Nimmo, brings a wealth of expertise in corporate and international law. As a US-qualified lawyer admitted in New York, he will also boost MBM

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Clyde & Co has announced the promotions of Kirsty Cassidy, Colette Finnieston, Natalie Gibb, David Hutchison, Gary Nicholls and Ameeta Panesar to legal director in Scotland, as part of its 2022 promotions round. Five of the promotions in Scotland are in the firm’s insurance practice, while

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Gilson Gray has appointed Martin Cryans as its new business development director. Mr Cryans joins Gilson Gray following more than 20 years in leadership and director roles for organisations including law firm Turcan Connell, and communications agencies Firefly, Beattie and Grayling respectively

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Shoosmiths has appointed three partners across its real estate teams in Glasgow and Edinburgh.  Ian McCann, previously with CMS has joined the Edinburgh office as a construction partner while Lyndsey O’Connor has joined the Glasgow office as a real estate partner from Dentons. Lauren Mill

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Commercial law firm Davidson Chalmers Stewart (DCS) has announced the promotion of Steven McAllister to partner and head of the firm's renewable energy team. Mr McAllister joined the firm in 2019, having previously worked with major commercial terms and as legal counsel at Renewable Energy Systems (

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Gillespie Macandrew has announced the appointment of experienced planning lawyer Sandy Telfer to the partnership. He joins from law firm DLA Piper as the second partner in the firm’s planning team alongside Colin Hamilton, and brings over 20 years’ experience advising developers, landown

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MacRoberts has strengthened its real estate practice with the promotion of two new partners. Nicole Cook is an experienced property lawyer specialising predominantly in transactional matters. Her work includes the acquisition and disposal of investment properties, vacant properties and land for deve

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