Appointments

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Vialex has appointed four new lawyers as it prepares for a year of expansion. The firm, which recently announced a strategic venture in London, has hired experienced corporate lawyer Emma Seddon as a senior legal adviser. Ms Seddon, from Aberdeen, joins Vialex from EDF Renewables where she work

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International corporate law firm Rooney Nimmo has announced that Scott Nelson has joined the firm as a partner, based in its London and Edinburgh offices. Mr Nelson is an experienced corporate transactional lawyer who has spent his entire legal career focused on the representation of leading private

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Harper Macleod has won a competitive tender to be appointed as principal adviser to Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS), the country’s biggest landowner, on a wide range of legal services. The appointment means that Harper Macleod has continuously advised the government body responsible for manag

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TLT has announced Gareth Oldale as its head of privacy and cybersecurity. Mr Oldale will have a particular focus on expanding TLT’s service offering in this area, including the use of legaltech to help solve clients’ challenges in this complex area of the law.

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Addleshaw Goddard has appointed Robert Phillips as a legal director. A specialist employment and business immigration lawyer with more than 12 years’ experience in contentious and non-contentious cases, he joins the firm from Burness Paull, where he was a senior associate.

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Scott Lindsay has joined the Law Society of Scotland as executive director of finance and operations. Mr Lindsay, a chartered accountant and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS), has most recently run his own consultancy business, SLL Business Consultants. Prior to tha

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Lord Reed has been installed as the new President of the Supreme Court. Lord Reed was sworn in at a ceremony in London this morning, where he was “especially pleased to see here so many of my former colleagues of the Scottish bench and bar”.

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Real estate and renewables specialist Richard Turnbull has joined Shepherd and Wedderburn as a partner, bringing 14 years’ expertise to the firm’s clean energy and real estate teams. Mr Turnbull, who specialises in the property aspects of energy transactions, has extensive experience wor

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The Supreme Courts have welcomed a “major asset” to the bench, with the installation of Lady Poole. Anna Poole QC was sworn in at a ceremony in Parliament House, and received an unexpected endorsement for a new legal work which she has co-authored.

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The first of five new judges has taken his place on the bench, with the judicial title of Lord Fairley. Douglas Fairley QC was installed at a ceremony in the First Division courtroom in Parliament House, as the Lord President, Lord Carloway, welcomed him.

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Shoosmiths has appointed two partners and two associates in Edinburgh and Glasgow. Kim Pattullo has joined the firm as partner and head of its employment team in Edinburgh. Ms Pattullo has delivered high quality advisory and contentious employment law services to a range of clients across Scotland a

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Blackadders Solicitors has announced the promotion of Pamela Gaffar to legal director with immediate effect. Ms Gaffar, who heads the conveyancing team in Dundee, joined Blackadders as a trainee back in 2009.

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BTO has announced the appointment of solicitor Drew McCusker to its personal injury team. He will work alongside partner and solicitor advocate Stephen Bryceland. Mr McCusker completed an LLM in London before interning at the United Nations in Nairobi, Kenya. He is founder and president of The Glass

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Plexus Law has announced the appointment of Calum Mathieson, who will be based in the firm’s Edinburgh office. Mr Mathieson qualified in 1993 and was a partner with Simpson & Marwick before the firm merged with Clyde & Co in 2014. He has over 25 years’ experience of dea

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