Aberdein Considine has made a raft of senior promotions across the organisation. The firm has promoted a total nine members of staff to director, senior associate, associate and senior solicitor levels, as well as appointing two new partners.
Morton Fraser has appointed Martin Minton as a senior solicitor in its agricultural and rural team. He joins from Inksters, where he started his career almost 10 years ago as a student researcher and subsequently a trainee solicitor.
One of the UK’s leading energy lawyers, Bob Ruddiman, has joined Burness Paull. Mr Ruddiman will lead and grow the energy team at Burness Paull – combining its renewables and oil & gas practices.In his previous role at Pinsent Masons, where he held a number of senior leadership posit
Michael Walker will be the next chief executive of the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission (SCCRC). Currently the commission’s head of casework and information governance, Mr Walker will succeed Gerard Sinclair, who retires in September.
Independent law firm Morton Fraser has announced the appointment of Jenny Dickson as its new chairman, succeeding Maggie Moodie. Ms Dickson, a partner in the firm's litigation team, replaces Ms Moodie as both chair of the firm and leader of its public sector practice following her retirement in Apri
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