Naomi Pryde has joined DLA Piper as a partner in its Edinburgh litigation & regulatory team. Ms Pryde, formerly of DWF, is a qualified solicitor in Scotland, England & Wales, Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Three legal directors at Thorntons have started 2023 in their new roles as partners. Both Anne Miller and Mike Kemp have been promoted to partner in the dispute resolution and claims team in Dundee while Graeme Dickson steps up to partner in the private client team in Edinburgh.
Gillespie Macandrew has announced the appointment of Lois Newton, partner in its land and rural team, as a trustee of the Royal Scottish Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RSABI). She said: “I am delighted to join the board of Trustees. RSABI provide vital services to support the agricultura
Edinburgh-based SnapDragon Monitoring, an online brand protection and reputation management specialist, has appointed commercial lawyer Ewan McIntyre as its first general counsel. Mr McIntyre brings extensive commercial legal experience to the business along with expertise in the technology and inte
Lindsays has welcomed Alasdair Craig, who joins the firm's commercial property team as a senior associate. His experience includes five years working across a broad range of commercial property matters, including acquisitions, disposals, commercial leasing for both landlord and tenant, development w
Hamaira Aslam, senior solicitor in Burness Paull's English real estate team, has won the award for Best in Law at the Scottish Asian and Business Awards. The awards celebrate the achievements of Scottish-Asian businesses and professionals, showcase the strength of the Asian community, and demonstrat
Two lawyers have joined the WS Society's board of trustees following the retirement of Rachel Wood WS. Jennifer Skeoch WS is a partner at Burness Paull LLP and an employment lawyer.
Ampersand has welcomed Brandon Malone to the stable, after he called to the bar. Stable director Euan Mackenzie KC said: “I am delighted to welcome Brandon to Ampersand. He is a renowned lawyer with an impressive CV and accomplishments before coming to the bar. He will be an asset to the stabl
Bilaal Shabbir has been appointed as a commissioner of the Jersey Appointments Commission. The commission oversees the recruitment of Jersey States’ employees and appointees to states' supported or related bodies to ensure selection is fair, efficient and conducted in accordance with best prac
Seven new solicitor advocates have been introduced to court at a ceremony in Edinburgh.
DAC Beachcroft has announced that health and safety specialist Zoe McDonnell has joined the firm as a partner in its six-strong Scottish regulatory – safety, health & environment team. Based in DACB’s Glasgow office, she moves from BLM where she was a partner and led its Scottish reg
Thorntons has expanded its Glasgow practice with the appointment of a new senior solicitor and legal director to its commercial real estate team. Richard Hart has over 25 years’ experience in the real estate sector acting for housebuilders, landowners and tenants on all aspects of site acquisi
The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) has announced that Anne Gibson will join board on 1 January 2023. The appointment is for five years. Ms Gibson has a professional background in education and community learning and development and has worked in leadership roles across the public, priva
Blackadders LLP has welcomed back Karen Phillips as a partner in its private client team in Edinburgh. Following her graduation from Dundee University in 2003, she joined Blackadders and qualified as a solicitor in 2005.
Just Employment Law has made a number of new appointments and promotions.