Appointments

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Anderson Strathern has appointed Alison Pryde as a tax director. Ms Pryde brings nearly 30 years’ experience providing tax advisory services, with a particular focus on rural landowners, family businesses, professional partnerships, landlords and high net worth individuals. A law graduate from

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BTO's Laura Salmond has been accredited as an employment law specialist by the Law Society of Scotland. Ms Salmond joins fellow partners Caroline Carr and Jacqueline McCluskey who have held the same accreditation for 20 and 10 years respectively.

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Black Chambers have welcomed Kenneth Cloggie to the stable. Mr Cloggie called to the bar last year, having previously practised as a solicitor advocate and as a partner in his own firm. 

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Aberdein Considine has appointed senior finance specialist Stuart Hunter. Mr Hunter has joined the firm as its director with responsibility for training and competency following senior roles with a number of major financial institutions including CYBG (now Virgin Money), Prudential Financial Pl

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Thorntons has taken on 13 new trainees. Three of the new recruits started their traineeship in September but, this month, 10 others have joined them. All 13 will undertake a two-year traineeship across the firm’s network of offices and will develop their skills and knowledge working across a v

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TLT has appointed Peter McGladrigan as a legal director in Edinburgh. Mr McGladrigan, a solicitor advocate, is a leading financial services, commercial litigation and insolvency lawyer.

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The nomination for Scotland’s new Biometrics Commissioner is set to be agreed by the Scottish Parliament tomorrow. Dr Brian Plastow, a former police chief superintendent and lead inspector for Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland, will become the first person to hold th

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The Home Secretary has appointed lawyer Fraser Sampson as the government’s new independent Biometrics and Surveillance Camera Commissioner. Mr Sampson, who took up his post on 1 March, will promote compliance with the Surveillance Camera Code and rules on police use of DNA and fingerprints.

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Nicola Buchanan has joined Scullion LAW as a senior associate. Ms Buchanan has been practising exclusively in the field of family law since 2005. She specialises in divorce, financial provision, cohabitation, contact/residence disputes and relocation cases as well as the preparation and negotiation

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BTO has appointed Gregor Mitchell as head of its private client team based in Edinburgh to further enhance the firm’s legal services provided to individuals. A recognised expert in private client law, he brings over 30 years of experience advising individuals in relation to wills, trusts, esta

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Lady Justice Rose will join the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom on 13 April, it has been announced. Her Majesty The Queen made the appointment on the advice of the Prime Minister and Lord Chancellor, following the recommendations of an independent selection commission.

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Allan McDougall Solicitors has appointed Alice Bowman as a solicitor in its employment law team in Edinburgh. Prior to joining Allan McDougall Solicitors, she trained and qualified at a firm specialising in employment law. She came to the legal industry late, having previously worked in the area of

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Gilson Gray has acquired East Lothian-based Practical Legal Solutions.  As part of the deal, Gill Maclean, the former owner of Practical Legal Solutions, will join Gilson Gray as a consultant in its real estate practice. The firm is currently in the process of onboarding Practical Legal Solutio

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DWF has appointed Ann Frances Cooney as partner in its employment practice in Glasgow. Ms Cooney joins DWF from Addleshaw Goddard where she was a legal director and head of the Glasgow employment team. At DWF, she will lead the employment practice in Scotland.

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Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has appointed Clare Lamond as a managing associate. Previously at DWF, she has over 25 years' experience advising clients on all aspects of real estate work in Scotland.

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