Private client solicitor Ross Brown has joined Holmes Mackillop Solicitors as a director. Mr Brown, a member of the Society of Estate and Trust Practitioners, has expertise in inheritance tax and business succession planning.
Judge Susan Walker, current vice president of the Employment Tribunal (Scotland), is to be the new president of Employment Tribunals (Scotland) with effect from 16 July. Judge Walker qualified as a solicitor in 1987 and was appointed as an associate with W&J Burness WS in 1990. Following a caree
Laila Kennedy, trainee solicitor at Ledingham Chalmers, has been elected president of the Scottish Young Lawyers’ Association (SYLA) for 2022-2023. Ms Kennedy, who has served on the committee for five years, was elected following the association’s AGM.
Helen Kidd has joined Lindsays' charities and third sector team as a partner and will work with a range of third sector organisations from across the country. Previously a senior associate with Brodies, she is accredited as a specialist in charity law by the Law Society of Scotland and is herself a
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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