Appointments

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Lady Wise has been assigned by the Lord President, Lord Carloway, to be the next president of the Scottish Tribunals. The current president of the Scottish Tribunals, Lord Woolman will step down from the role on 30 April, before his upcoming retirement in May this year.

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Pinsent Masons has promoted five Scotland-based lawyers to its partnership, boosting its sector-focused professional services capabilities. Taking effect as of 1 May, the firm’s 25 new partners are based across the firm’s network, with 14 in the UK, five promoted in Asia Pacific and six

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Private client lawyer Alison McKay has been promoted from director to partner at Lindsays, having joined the firm’s Glasgow-based team only two years ago. She is one of six lawyers whose promotions have been announced today – with one director and four more associates also taking up new

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MBM Commercial has appointed Michelle Bush and Laura Donald, two senior US qualified attorneys to the firm’s Edinburgh office, strengthening the firm's US commercial law team. Ms Bush has recently moved to Scotland from Maine, where she spent 14 years practising as an employment attorney. Her

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Miller Samuel Hill Brown has appointed partner and head of private client, Edward Laverty, as chief executive of the firm. Mr Laverty joined Miller Samuel Hill Brown as a property assistant and has been a partner in the firm for over 30 years.

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Blackadders LLP has announced the appointment of Neil Robb as head of the firm’s commercial property team. Since qualifying as a solicitor in 1992, he has practised in Aberdeen acting for a wide range of clients throughout Scotland. He was a founding partner of Plenderleath Runcie, which merge

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Thorntons has announced the appointment of seven newly qualified solicitors following their successful completion of its two-year traineeship. The newly qualified solicitors have joined the firm’s commercial litigation, wills, trusts and succession, family law, corporate business and personal

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UK-based event ticketing platform, Citizen Ticket, has announced the appointment of former Skyscanner executive Carolyn Jameson as its new chair. Ms Jameson's two decades of leadership experience within the global technology sector includes six years as chief legal officer at Skyscanner where she pl

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Deputy chief constable Malcolm Graham has been appointed as the constable member of the Scottish Sentencing Council. DCC Graham, who replaces DCC Will Kerr OBE, joined Lothian and Borders Police in 1995. He headed up the force’s criminal investigation department and was ACC for major crime and

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Balfour and Manson has doubled its private client team in Aberdeen with the hire of new senior associate, Greg Lawson, and secretary, Barbara Stephen, as the Albyn Terrace-based firm gears up for further expansion this year. Amy McKay, who joined the firm as an associate in 2017, has also been promo

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Blackadders LLP has announced a series of promotions across its Scottish offices. Dario Demarco becomes legal director, Richard Wilson, Robyn Lee and Susan Currie all become associates whilst Blair Duncan and Stefan Docherty take up the roles of senior solicitor.

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Professor Nehal Bhuta, chair of public international law, Professor Sharon Cowan, professor of feminist and queer legal studies and Edinburgh Law School graduate Karina McTeague, co-founder of the Edinburgh Foundation for Women in Law and who serves on the Advancement Advisory board, have been elect

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Leanne Gordon has rejoined Lindsays' rural services department as farmers, crofters and landowners respond to a string of major changes and challenges. Mrs Gordon previously spent six years at Lindsays – rising from solicitor to senior associate – until June last year. She has since had

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The MiniTrials Steering Group has geared up a level with two new appointments. Solicitor Stephanie Watson has been appointed to the newly-created post of secretary, to co-ordinate the annual Edinburgh schools event and the development of inter-schools events in cities and towns across Scotland.Ms Wa

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