Appointments

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Anderson Strathern has strengthened its construction dispute resolution offering with the addition of a specialised team, led by newly-appointed partner Michael Collins and director Mary Frances O’Neill. The four-strong team, which also includes solicitors Gillian Green and Liam McKay, can hel

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Solicitor Morag Ferguson has been appointed as a member of the Standards Commission for Scotland for a six-year term. The Standards Commission is responsible for ensuring councillors and board members of devolved public bodies meet the high standards of behaviour that the public is entitled to expec

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Hamiltons Law Accountants has strengthened its team with the appointment of Sharron Mullady as a senior administrator. Director David Hamilton said: "With years of extensive experience in administrative roles, Sharron brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Hamiltons Law Accountants."

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Watermans has welcomed its latest cohort of trainees. Rachel Durward, Robyn Lynch, Sonya Imtiaz and Bejna Demir have now all started their journey in dispute resolution. The new arrivals will be based at the firm’s office in Leith.

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Qasim Ali has returned to Lindsays as an associate following a spell away from the firm and will be based at its Glasgow city centre offices. Mr Ali was previously a solicitor with Lindsays between April 2021 and August 2023. He has experience in all areas of corporate law, with clients including in

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Richard Hermer KC, a barrister at Matrix Chambers and deputy High Court judge, has been appointed as the new attorney general of England and Wales. Born and raised in Wales, he studied politics and modern history at the University of Manchester before being called to the bar in 1993. Following pupil

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Family law expert Shona Smith will be joining Blackadders' team in Edinburgh later this month. She brings extensive experience to the firm and has been accredited as a specialist in family law by the Law Society of Scotland since 1999.

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Holmes Mackillop has announced appointments within the corporate and wills, estates and future planning teams. Rachel Loose completed a traineeship at Holmes Mackillop focused on corporate transactional work; Sophie Woodside also completed her traineeship at the firm, with a particular focus on will

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Professor Frankie McCarthy has been re-appointed as a commissioner of the Scottish Law Commission for three years. A professor of private law at the University of Glasgow, she has been in post first as a lecturer, then a senior lecturer, since 2007.

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Lady Elish Angiolini has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Edinburgh Napier University. After several years of working at the Crown Office, the Govan-born solicitor became the first woman to be appointed as the regional procurator fiscal for Grampian and the Highlands and Islands, then the

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Deputy chief constable Bex Smith has been appointed as the Scottish Sentencing Council’s new constable member. DCC Smith brings a wealth of experience to the council with over 20 years of policing experience drawn from a range of nationally significant command functions.

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Black Chambers has welcomed several new members. Richard Goddard KC, Paul Keenan, and Louis Bendle have joined the stable after calling to the bar last week. Mr Goddard comes to the bar as a highly respected senior counsel, having practised as a solicitor advocate in the High Court for 11 years befo

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Commercial real estate specialist Leanne Hill has joined Blackadders LLP as a partner in Aberdeen. Ms Hill has 18 years’ experience in commercial property in the city and across the central belt of Scotland. She has joined from Pinsent Masons where she was a senior associate.

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