Three new advocates have been received into the ranks of Optimum Advocates. After the rigour of the examinations and practical training, the stable has welcomed James McCrone, Lynsey Morgan and Alistair Sloan.
Westwater Advocates welcomed Duncan Milne and Michael A S Briggs to the stable today after they called to the bar. Prior to calling, Mr Milne was a solicitor with Blackadders Solicitors, specialising in employment law. During his devilling year he gained valuable experience in commercial and profess
Black Chambers has welcomed Colin Neilson to the stable after he called to the bar. Mr Neilson brings a wealth of experience, having worked as a procurator fiscal depute in Aberdeen between 2013 and 2021, and prior to that as a criminal defence solicitor in Glasgow.
Compass Chambers has welcomed Mark Nicholson and Iain Buchanan to Compass after both called to the bar today. Mr Nicholson was a solicitor for 14 years at a large personal injury firm before calling. He has considerable experience in personal injury work including road traffic accidents, occupier&rs
Themis Advocates has welcomed its newest members David James, Iain Halliday, Chris Stephen and Jordanna Blockley, after they were admitted to the Faculty of Advocates. Mr James joins Themis with vast experience in employment law having conducted case management hearings to multi-week evidential hear
Axiom Advocates has welcomed Neil Deacon and Emma Boffey to the stable, both of whom called to the bar this week. Mr Deacon called to the bar yesterday after serving for three years as law clerk to the Lord President. In that role, he assisted Inner House judges in appellate matters across civil law
Ampersand has welcomed Ayla Iridag, Scott Clair, Sheana Campbell and Louise Cockburn to the stable, following their call to the bar today. Stable director Euan Mackenzie QC, said: "I am delighted to welcome Ayla, Scott, Sheana and Louise to Ampersand. They have all demonstrated exceptional legal abi
Robert Telfer has been appointed to the partnership at Glasgow firm MacDonald Lynch. The firm was founded last year after Elaine MacDonald acquired the long running southside firm Lynch & Co, first established in 1984. The rebranded and expanded Mount Florida firm now employs eight people.
Compass Chambers has welcomed Elaine Smith as its newest member after she called to the bar in a ceremony at Parliament House today. Ms Smith spent 11 years as a solicitor with a leading personal injury firm and has a wide range of experience in personal injury cases including road traffic accidents
Westwater Advocates has welcomed John Laing and Terence Merck to the stable after they called to the bar today. As a solicitor, Mr Laing has advised clients in all aspects of child and family law as well as public law. He has been instructed in petitions to the nobile officium and a judicial review
Terra Firma Chambers has announced that Kenneth Young has joined the stable, having called to the bar today. Mr Young has experience of a broad range of civil litigation, with a particular interest in real estate disputes and all types of public law.
Digby Brown Solicitors has marked another year of growth by appointing four new partners and a record number of solicitor promotions. The new partners are Sarah Douglas, Diane Cooper and Kirsty O’Donnell in Glasgow and Sam Cowie in Inverness.
Alan Cassels has joined Burness Paull from Pinsent Masons. He is a leading banking partner with extensive cross-border banking expertise, having developed significant experience in corporate, leveraged and real estate finance.
Ampersand's Usman Tariq has been appointed along with 48 other junior counsel to the UK Covid-19 Inquiry legal team. The junior counsel will support Hugo Keith QC, lead counsel to the inquiry, Martin Smith, solicitor to the inquiry, and the 11 recently appointed Queen’s Counsel with the prepar
Seonaid Stevenson-McCabe has been appointed as vice-chair of JUSTICE Scotland, succeeding Catherine Smith QC. JUSTICE has been at the forefront of law reform in the United Kingdom since 1957, aiming to promote a fairer and more accessible justice system for all, carrying out research and generating