Burness Paull has added the most highly-rated immigration lawyer in Scotland and her team to its ranks to support clients in dealing with increasingly complex international visa and employment regulations.
Blackadders has continued its expansion in the west of Scotland by recruiting an experienced employment law adviser to its Glasgow base. Stephen Connolly, who joins the firm as a partner today, is the latest addition to the firm’s Glasgow team. Previously a partner with Miller Samuel Hill Brow
Black Chambers has welcomed the appointment of Jennifer Bain as Queen's Counsel. Since calling to the bar in 2002, she has built a reputation for dealing with vulnerable witnesses and building good working relationships with clients.
Stephen O'Rourke QC has been appointed principal crown counsel, replacing Alex Prentice QC in the role. Mr O'Rourke, whose seniority is immediately below that of the lord advocate and solicitor general, will lead the advocate depute team.
Alan McKee, a director at McKee Campbell Morrison Solicitors, has been joined the board of Business Beats Cancer Glasgow.He is a dispute resolution and corporate recovery solicitor who regularly represents the interests of the SME business community in the Scottish courts. Mr McKee is also a tutor i
Twelve new Queen’s Counsel have been appointed by Her Majesty The Queen on the recommendation of First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. The new appointees are: Jennifer Bain, advocate; Duncan Hamilton, advocate; Graeme Hawkes, advocate; Robert Hayhow, advocate; Archibald MacSporran, advocate; Kirsty
Five Scottish solicitors have been granted extended rights of audience. The new solicitor advocates will be allowed to exercise their extended rights of audience in the Court of Session, the Supreme Court and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.
One of Scotland’s judges has joined the University of Strathclyde’s Law School as a professor of practice. Lady Wolffe, Sarah P L Wolffe QC, has been a judge in the Outer House of the Court of Session since 2014 and, in 2016, became the first woman to be appointed to the Commercial Court
Pacitti Jones has acquired 167-year-old law firm Alexander, Jubb & Taylor, based in Dennistoun, Glasgow. Solicitor Bill Nugent has been serving the local community of Dennistoun from his practice in Annfield Place for decades, specialising in providing legal services for individuals and families
Urquharts has announced the appointment of two solicitors. Andrew Graham-Smith has joined the commercial property department. After graduating from the University of Edinburgh, he completed a masters degree in oil and gas law at the University of Aberdeen, before spending four years with an internat
Kay Springham QC and Yvonne Waugh have been appointed as co-directors of Compass Chambers. They replace Steve Love QC and Astrid Smart QC who stepped down after serving for three and five years respectively. It is the first time Compass has had two female members in the role of co-directors. Ms Spri
Jean Wilke has joined the School of Law at Aberdeen University as a lecturer and DPLP programme director. Ms Wilke is experienced in legal research, writing, and providing advice in different legal fields.
Fraser Irvine Sheriff Officers LLP has appointed Melissa Rigby to the position of regional enforcement manager at its recently-opened Edinburgh office. Ms Rigby, who is responsible for service delivery, is a qualified and experienced messenger-at-arms and sheriff officer and joins from Scott & C