The European Commission has filled a post promoting religious freedom that has lain vacant for two years. Christos Stylianides has been appointed special envoy for the promotion of freedom of religion or belief outside the EU.
Edinburgh-based Dentons partner Brian Moore has been named as divisional leader for corporate at the firm, covering the practice’s operations across the UK and Ireland. Mr Moore will lead a team of 150 lawyers, including 50 in Scotland, which will handle disciplines including competition, corp
TLT has announced the promotion of five lawyers to partner, including Glasgow-based financial services disputes lawyer Louise Chopra, effective 1 May 2021. Ms Chopra specialises in complex banking disputes and commercial contractual disputes. In line with the firm’s commitment to improving gen
Andy Knox has been appointed national legal services manager at Shelter Scotland. Formerly principal solicitor at Lanarkshire Community Law Centre, Mr Knox's new role at Shelter Scotland will see him providing professional and regulatory management and support to the legal team.
Moir and Sweeney Litigation will be representing CRER (Coalition for Racial and Equality Rights) in the Sheku Bayoh Inquiry. CRER has been designated as a core participant in the inquiry into the death of Mr Bayoh, who died on 3 May 2015 after an incident in the street in Kirkcaldy involving officer
Law firm gunnercooke has announced its launch in Scotland, with new offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow, and with Simon Etchells as its first appointment at the new Scottish practice: gunnercooke SCO LLP. Mr Etchells said: “This is a fantastic addition to the Scottish market, and I am confident t
MacRoberts has promoted Gary Baines to the partnership. Mr Baines joined the firm as a trainee solicitor in 2009 and advises on all areas of corporate law involving businesses of all sizes, from local Scottish family businesses to multinationals, frequently with a cross-border element, and including
The goodwill, work-in-progress and certain assets of historic Scottish law firm McClure Solicitors have been acquired by Jones Whyte LLP. The transaction sees the existing partners and staff, comprising 84 people, transfer to Glasgow-based Jones Whyte with immediate effect. They will join the c
Nicola Rylatt has been appointed principal solicitor at Lanarkshire Community Law Centre, a legal practice based in Airdrie Citizens Advice Bureau that works in partnership with Citizens Advice Bureaux across North Lanarkshire. The law centre serves North Lanarkshire residents who may be vulnerable
Anderson Strathern has hired rural partner Linsey Barclay-Smith from Morton Fraser. Ms Barclay-Smith will work alongside Anne Chapman, department manager of Anderson Strathern’s rural land and business team, and the firm’s 20-strong rural practice.
Sarah McWhirter has been promoted to principal lawyer at Slater and Gordon Lawyers. Ms McWhirter joined the firm in 2017 and heads the Edinburgh medical negligence team. She represents clients from all over Scotland in a wide variety of claims covering all aspects of medical negligence, including cl