Appointments

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Rachael Kelsey has become an associate tenant of 4PB. Many of her cases have international or intra-UK jurisdictional issues, an area of specialism for which she is well known and in respect of which she has built up a UK-wide practice. She has a particular interest in the issues that arise when act

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Nina Taylor has been named as the new chair of Lindsays. The partner in family law will succeed Peter Tweedie, who is retiring both as chairman and a partner from March 31, although he will remain with the firm in a consultancy role.

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Carruthers Gemmill, a family-based law firm with a legacy spanning over 150 years, will become part of BTO Solicitors LLP next month. Under the new arrangement, senior partner Tommy Gemmill, the fifth generation of the Gemmill family, and partner Stephen Watt, will join BTO as consultants in BTO&rsq

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Lord Advocate Dorothy Bain KC has announced the appointment of Lisa Gillespie KC as deputy principal crown counsel. Ms Gillespie was admitted to the bar in 2005 and has been a full-time advocate depute since February 2014. She took silk in 2020. Ms Gillespie will support principal crown counsel Ashl

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Murray Beith Murray partner and head of rural property Andrew Linehan has been appointed as vice-president of the Scottish Agricultural Arbiters and Valuers Association (SAAVA). SAAVA provides advice to valuers, arbiters, auctioneers, surveyors, solicitors, accountants and others having professional

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International law firm gunnercooke has appointed Denise Laverty as a partner in its Scottish family law team. Ms Laverty is an accredited family law specialist and is dual-qualified as a solicitor in Scotland and in England and Wales. She has over 33 years' experience and a strong reputation in Scot

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Simon Jones and Alison McNab have been appointed to Boundaries Scotland, the public body responsible for reviewing electoral boundaries. Mr Jones, who has been appointed as deputy chair, works on substance use strategy within Clackmannanshire and Stirling Health and Social Care Partnership and has a

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Andrew Mackenzie, CEO of the Scottish Arbitration Centre, has been appointed as co-chair of the Campaign for Greener Arbitration’s European Committee. The Campaign for Greener Arbitration (CGA) is an initiative that seeks to reduce the carbon footprint of international arbitrations through beh

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Gillespie Macandrew has announced the promotion of Lorna Balfour to partner in its land & rural business team. Ms Balfour has experience in a broad range of rural property matters, in particular the purchase and sale of estates, farms and forestry, carbon sequestration and all aspects of estate

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Gilson Gray has made two appointments to its corporate team. Donald Lawrie Morrison, a senior solicitor based in the firm’s Aberdeen office, joins from Squire Patton Boggs in London where his practice focused on multi-sectoral UK and international M&A, private equity and venture capital tr

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Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP has announced the promotion of Stephen Grant to partner. Mr Grant, who has specialised in corporate, commercial and IT work for WJM for almost nine years, said: "It's a huge privilege to be the first partner promotion post-collaboration, signifying an exciting ph

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Pinsent Masons has boosted its energy property team in Aberdeen as an increasing number of traditional oil and gas companies look to transition into renewable energy. Partner Rona Kostulin is now based at the firm’s Queen’s Road offices, bringing a wealth of experience of advising on the

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Freeths has established a new commercial dispute resolution team in Scotland with the appointment of director Alan McDonald, who joins from CMS. Mr McDonald will head up the new litigation service based in the firm’s Glasgow office. He has over 12 years’ experience advising on contentiou

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