Appointments

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BTO Solicitors LLP has announced that Caroline Carr, partner and head of the firm’s employment law team, has been accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in employment law for the fifth consecutive time in her career, having first received the accreditation in 2001.  Thi

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Lindsays has expanded its private client team with the appointment of Leann Brown. Ms Brown, who will be based in Dundee, brings with her 12 years of experience of working across the full spectrum of private client work, wills and powers of attorney, setting up trusts, elder client law, th

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Aberdeen University's Dr Justin Borg-Barthet has been appointed to the European Commission's Expert Group Against SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation). The expert group, established as part of the EU’s European Democracy Action Plan, will advise the Commission on initia

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New law firm Esson & Aberdein has taken on two new recruits. Paralegal Shari O’Hare and Lynn Nesbitt, a qualified surveyor and estate agency specialist, have joined the firm.

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Four solicitors have combined to establish a new legal firm based in Glasgow city centre.  Stacy Campbell, Maureen Matheson, Fraser Morrison and Alan McKee have launched McKee Campbell Morrison (MCM), a law firm specialising in corporate, commercial and residential property, private client, dis

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Anderson Strathern has hired European dealmaker Max Scharbert as a director in its corporate practice. Mr Scharbert is a former partner at Rooney Nimmo and is the longstanding chairman of the German British Chamber of Industry & Commerce in Scotland, and is qualified in German, English and Scots

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Criminal firm MTM Defence Lawyers has appointed a new senior solicitor as it sees an upsurge in domestic abuse cases, which now account for around 33 per cent of its caseload. Andrew Seggie has joined MTM at a time when private client cases are continuing to grow in number and complexity.

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Lindsays has promoted Louise Norris and Rachel Holt to the respective roles of partner and associate. Ms Norris works in the commercial property department, where she was previously a director. Her promotion is the sixth in seven years at Lindsays, which she joined as a solicitor in June 2014.

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David Welsh has joined Exchequer Chambers, having completed his pupillage under barrister Harry Hodgkin of Clerksroom. Mr Welsh, who called to the English bar in 2019, is also a member of Axiom Advocates and obtained dual-qualification as a solicitor in Scotland and England & Wales bef

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Morton Fraser has appointed one of Scotland’s most respected restructuring and insolvency lawyers, Yvonne Brady, as head of strategy for restructuring and insolvency.  The position has been created by Morton Fraser specifically for Ms Brady, who began her role this week. 

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CMS has announced five new partner promotions in Scotland. Employment lawyer Catriona Aldridge joins fellow Edinburgh-based colleague Claire Wallis and Glasgow-based Mike McColl, both from the firm’s real estate team, in making the move to partner level.

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Harper Macleod LLP has announced eight new partners as it emerges strongly from a financial year dominated by the pandemic. The eight new partners are: Natalie Dissake (debt and asset recovery), Amy Walsh (business development), Kathleen Martin (private client), Marina Harper (personal injury),

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Burness Paull has underlined its commitment to diversity and the health of its staff by appointing a dedicated inclusion and wellbeing manager. In what is believed to be a first for a Scottish corporate law firm, Emma Smith has taken up a new post dedicated to overseeing the firm’s respect and

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Pinsent Masons has announced the promotion of 19 individuals to its partnership, including two in Scotland. Edinburgh-based Ronan Lambe, a specialist in energy, renewables and clean tech, and energy and real estate lawyer Rona Kostulin, have been promoted from legal director to partner level.

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