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
Watermans Legal has announced the appointment of Dianne Millen as head of family law. Announcing the appointment, managing director Scott Whyte said: “I am delighted to welcome Dianne to the Watermans Legal team. She is a high calibre solicitor and is experienced in family and adults with inca
Balfour and Manson has appointed Sylvia McCullagh to its property team as the market continues to pick up after the Covid-19 slowdown. Ms McCullagh brings wide-ranging and extensive conveyancing experience to the team, joining as an associate. She will work with partner and head of residential
CMS has announced the promotion of five colleagues to the role of of counsel in Scotland. Construction law specialist Claudia Russell and two further Edinburgh-based colleagues, Kirsty Nurse and Keith Simpson from the firm’s banking and finance team, have been elevated to the senior position.
DWF has appointed five newly-qualified solicitors and taken on six new trainee solicitors across its expanding Scottish teams in Edinburgh and Glasgow. Taking up newly-qualified solicitor positions in the Scottish offices in September are Katherine Lynch, Sara Baskin, Hope Donnachie, Katy Smith and
To assist with jury trials in the High Court, eight sheriffs have been appointed by the Scottish ministers to act as temporary judges from 1 August 2021. The appointments are: Sheriff Olga Pasportnikov, Sheriff William Summers, Sheriff James Gilchrist QC, Sheriff William John Gallacher, Sheriff Doug
Brandon Malone has been called to the bar of England and Wales by Inner Temple. Mr Malone will continue to deal with disputes in the Scottish courts as a solicitor advocate and will continue to act as an arbitrator, adjudicator and mediator.
Morgan O'Neill, a director at Thorntons, has obtained industry accreditation in information privacy. The director of data protection services at the firm recently passed her certified information privacy professional/Europe (CIPP/E) exam, awarded by the International Association of Privacy Professio
Donna Brennan has joined BTO Solicitors legal director in its Raeburn Hope office in Helensburgh. In her new role, Ms Brennan will manage the firm's wills, estates and succession planning team and in conjunction with her colleagues in Glasgow and Edinburgh, she will continue the expansion of th
Gilson Gray has appointed two solicitors in its Dundee office. Adam Smith has been appointed as a solicitor within the commercial real estate team to support clients in terms of leasing, development, security and property investments.
Brodies LLP has been appointed to the London Universities Purchasing Consortium's (LUPC) legal services framework agreement, to provide legal support to consortia members across England and Wales. Seventeen law firms were appointed across four lots, with Brodies being one of two firms to secure appo
Lynne Cardow, a partner at BTO Solicitors LLP, has been awarded specialist accreditation in professional negligence by the Law Society of Scotland and is one of only 10 Scottish solicitors to hold this accreditation. She has also become a certified specialist in cybersecurity along with Lynn Ri
SKO Family Law Specialists has taken on Gabriella Lipschitz as a trainee. Ms Lipschitz obtained her LLB and diploma from the University of Edinburgh and is currently a research assistant to the author of the 8th edition of Thomson on Family Law in Scotland, which is due to be published lat