Chris Jones of Themis Advocates has been appointed as an advocate depute. Mr Jones will commence in the role in mid-September and will be unable to accept instructions during his time as advocate depute.
Pinsent Masons partner Alastair Morrison has been appointed as chair of the Centre for the Moving Image (CMI), the parent charity of Edinburgh International Film Festival, Edinburgh's Filmhouse and Aberdeen's Belmont Filmhouse. Mr Morrison, who will take up the role from 30 August 2021, is partner a
Gillian Ross has been appointed deputy director of training and education at the Faculty of Advocates. Between 2015 and 2019 she worked as a full-time advocate depute, gaining skills in the preparation and presentation of a wide range of cases.
Aberdein Considine has appointed Emma Roman as a senior solicitor in Edinburgh. Having gained an LLB from the University of Aberdeen in 2015, she obtained her diploma at the University of Edinburgh in 2016.
Gibson Kerr has announced the appointment of Nadine Martin as a family law associate in Glasgow. Ms Martin is accredited as a specialist by the Law Society of Scotland in both family law and child law and is also an accredited family mediator.
Addleshaw Goddard has boosted its transport team in Scotland with the addition of ports and terminals expert Ian Le Pelley. Mr Le Pelley was formerly group deputy general counsel for DP World in Dubai. As well as having experience in the ports sector, he will also be helping to drive the firm&r
Gillespie Macandrew has appointed Lisa Macpherson-Fletcher as a tax director. A chartered tax advisor, she has over 18 years’ experience and has particular expertise advising high net worth clients on their tax affairs, including inheritance tax and capital gains tax. Ms Macpherson-Fletcher jo
Her Majesty The Queen has appointed eighteen sheriffs and fourteen summary sheriffs on the recommendation of the First Minister. The new sheriffs are: Barry Divers, Matthew Jackson QC, Daniel Kelly, Ian Wallace, Jane Farquharson QC, H Eoin McGinty, Gillian Craig, Murdoch Mactaggart, Colin Bissett, M
Adelyn Wilson has been promoted to the post of professor at Aberdeen University. Her research interests include early-modern Scottish legal history, public law, and the law of abortion in the UK. She is the co-director of the Centre for Scots Law, the chair of the Aberdeen Humanities Fund, a co-dire
Balfour and Manson has retained of its second-year trainee solicitors who qualify this week. Taylor Henry, Klaudia Wasilewska and Emily Deans become newly qualified solicitors today after a challenging traineeship dominated by the pandemic,
Murray Beith Murray has announced internal promotions and a recruitment appointment within the firm’s tax group. Laura Brown, who has been with Murray Beith Murray since 2016, has been promoted to director of tax. Ms Brown, an accountant by profession, is a tax specialist and has over 25
Anderson Strathern has made a duo of senior appointments, with a partner promotion and a hire to its residential property team. Jemma Richardson, deputy head of the firm’s residential property department, is appointed a partner, while Edwina de Klee joins as purchase & new business manager
Compass Chambers has announced that David McNaughtan and Craig Murray have been appointed to the role of crown counsel by the Lord Advocate, Dorothy Bain QC. Mr Murray has already commenced his appointment and Mr McNaughtan will begin in August.
Fiona Brown and Angie Clay have joined Boyd Legal. Ms Brown joined from another Fife-based firm where she led the wills and estates department for more than eight years. Prior to this, she gained a specialist paralegal qualification in wills, trusts and executries from the University of S