Lord Glennie, vice chairman of the board of the Scottish Arbitration Centre, has been appointed a judge of the Court of Appeal in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) courts. The DIFC courts are an independent English language common law judiciary, based in the DIFC with jurisdiction gove
Faryma Bahrami has returned to full-time practice at Terra Firma Chambers, having spent three years working as an investment professional at Baillie Gifford. Ms Bahrami called to the bar in 2015 having previously held the position of assistant public solicitor on the British Overseas Territory
Five new partner promotions at Burness Paull signal the legal brand’s confidence in future growth after delivering a strong performance through 2020. The five are drawn from three of the firm’s strongest performing divisions.
Michaela Guthrie has been made a senior associate at Balfour and Manson. The promotion of Ms Guthrie – who joined the firm in January 2014 and started her traineeship in August that year – takes effect from today.
Tayside legal and estate agency firm Miller Hendry has announced three promotions and a new appointment at its Perth and Dundee offices. Lindsay Kirkwood has been promoted to associate in the private client team in Dundee, while Michael Johnston and Samera Ali have been promoted to senior solicitors
Edinburgh property lawyer Andrew Diamond has been appointed as the new chairman of ESPC. Mr Diamond, a partner and head of residential property at Lindsays, has worked in the residential property sector for nearly three decades and has been a non-executive director of ESPC for more than five years.
Gilson Gray has announced the appointment of Calum Crighton, co-founder of Lex Energy, as a partner in its corporate practice. Mr Crighton joins the partnership with 15 years of commercial law experience, primarily focused on upstream oil and gas and the associated supply chain. Prior to co-founding
Lesley Weber has been appointed to the Scottish Sentencing Council as its new victims expert member. Ms Weber, who is the head of effective practice at the Risk Management Authority (RMA), is a qualified social worker specialising in children and families, domestic abuse and violence against women a
Andrew McConnell has been made a director at DWF in Glasgow. Mr McConnell acts exclusively for professional indemnity insurance clients and regularly handles high value, complex claims giving advice on all matters concerning liability, causation and quantum.
MacRoberts has bolstered its employment team in Edinburgh with the appointment of senior associate Kenny Scott, who joins from Shoosmiths. Mr Scott is an experienced employment lawyer who advises both commercial clients and individuals on the full range of employment issues, including tribunal claim
TLT, along with its consortium partners, has been appointed to the UK government’s newly established trade law panel. TLT co-bid with two other leading firms in the field, US firm McDermott Will & Emery and Canada’s Borden Ladner Gervais.
Malcolm Cannon, director of the Institute of Directors (IoD) Scotland, has quit the role for a new post with Simpson & Marwick in Edinburgh, after less than 18 months in the job. Mr Cannon has been appointed as the new managing director of Simpson & Marwick's property services in Edinburgh.
Nick Scott, managing partner at Brodies LLP, has been re-elected to serve a second term in the role. The firm's partnership voted for Mr Scott to remain in the role for a further three-year term, commencing 1 May 2021. This follows a first term that saw the firm's revenue grow by 20 per cent in the