Appointments

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Bruce Langlands has been appointed as the next director of training and education at the Faculty of Advocates and will take up his new post in July this year. “It is part of the collegiate nature of Faculty that we all seek to help one another,” said Mr Langlands. “My main aim in t

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His Majesty The King, on the recommendation of the first minister, has appointed Sheriff Andrew Cubie, Kirsty Hood KC, Ronnie Renucci KC and Morag Ross KC as senators of the College of Justice. They will take up appointment on 17th June 2024. In addition, the Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland

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Edinburgh Law School's Professor James Harrison has been appointed as a member of the board of NatureScot. A professor of environmental law, his academic work focuses on the way in which law contributes to promoting a cleaner and healthier environment for all, and he has a particular interest in the

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Michelle Macleod has been re-appointed as the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (PIRC), the independent police scrutiny body. Her reappointment will commence on 17 August. The PIRC conducts independent investigations into serious incidents involving the police and independent scrutiny of

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Holmes Mackillop has recruited Fraser Pennie to its litigation and dispute resolution team. Mr Pennie trained and qualified with Falkirk firm Russel + Aitken where he gained experience of a variety of civil litigation.

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Lindsays has appointed Doran Mitchell as a director in its private client team. Mr Mitchell said: “Lindsays, through its culture, expertise, reputation for quality advice and independent status, feels like the ideal fit for me. I am delighted to get started.

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Davidson Chalmers Stewart has announced the promotion of Jane Dickers to partner. She will be based in the firm’s Glasgow office. Ms Dickers joined Davidson Chalmers Stewart as a director in early 2023, after 12 years as a partner and court practitioner in high street firms in Aberdeen and Abe

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National Health Service solicitor Susan Murray has begun her tenure as president of the Law Society of Scotland, bringing her in-house perspective and expertise to the role. Ms Murray – who has worked for the NHS for nearly 40 years and is currently a senior solicitor in the litigation departm

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Digby Brown has appointed two lawyers to partner in recognition of their work for historic abuse survivors. Mr Moffat, based in Glasgow, is known across the sector for ground-breaking success like in such as the first known Fettes College victory – a £400,000 settlement in June 2022 that

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Irwin Mitchell has recruited an experienced partner to spearhead its complex personal injury team in Scotland. Kim Leslie joins the firm from Digby Brown. She is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in personal injury law and is a Fellow of the Association of Personal Injury Law

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Gilson Gray Financial Management (GGFM) has promoted Emma Bradbury to chief operating officer. Ms Bradbury has been with the firm since it was first set up 10 years ago and has held several roles during that time supporting its expansion, including her most recent position as operations director. As

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The appointment of Professor Angela O’Hagan as the new chair of the Scottish Human Rights Commission is to be endorsed by the Scottish Parliament on Thursday. The commission’s role is to promote widespread awareness, understanding of, and respect for human rights.

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Burness Paull has strengthened its planning and environment team with the appointment of Emma Paton. She brings considerable experience of contentious and non-contentious planning and environmental work, including consenting advisory, contract negotiation, planning aspects of due diligence, public i

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The partners of DAC Beachcroft’s Glasgow and Edinburgh offices have elected Louise Gallagher as the new location head for DAC Beachcroft in Scotland. Ms Gallagher, who joined DACB in 2019, takes over from long-standing location head John Maillie, who has been in the role since 2015. Her three-

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The Sheriff Principal of Glasgow and Strathkelvin, Aisha Anwar, has been appointed by the Scottish ministers to act as a temporary judge. Sheriff Principal Anwar was appointed sheriff principal of South Strathclyde, Dumfries and Galloway in 2020 and transferred to Glasgow & Strathkelvin in 2023.

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