Dr Joe Morrow QC, Lord Lyon, has been appointed Squadron Colonel of the 32nd Signal Regiment, 2nd (City of Dundee) Signal Squadron. His new role is to promote the work of the Signal Squadron and in particular its presence in the Dundee area.
Richard Pike has been promoted to partner at Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) in Edinburgh. Mr Pike is a dispute resolution private client lawyer, focusing on disputes about trusts and inheritance. He trained with the firm and qualified in 2008.
A number of changes have been made at the Scottish Criminal Bar Association, where Tony Lenehan has taken over as president. The senior position had been held by Ronnie Renucci QC, who was elected Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Advocates in August and stepped down from the SCBA after two years.
Miller Hendry has announced promotions and new appointments to its teams in Dundee and Crieff. Fiona Kelly has been appointed as a solicitor in the court department Dundee. She graduated from Abertay University with an LLB (Hons) in 2015, before completing the diploma at the University of Dundee in
Law graduate Nicola Hadden will take up a child law traineeship with Thorley Stephenson in January next year. Ms Hadden graduated from Edinburgh University with the LLB last year and the diploma this year.
Two family lawyers at Brodies LLP have received Law Society of Scotland accreditations. Accreditation acts as a hallmark of expertise that clients can trust. It recognises solicitors who develop specialist knowledge in a particular area of law.
LAR Housing Trust has announced the appointment of Philip Rodney as its new chair while three new trustees have joined the housing charity's board. Mr Rodney, a consultant, columnist and non-executive director was formerly chair of Burness Paull. He joined LAR’s board in April last y
The only qualified family law arbitrator in Dundee has set up her own legal practice following 15 years with one of Scotland’s largest law firms. Amanda Wilson, formerly a partner with Thorntons, has launched Amanda Wilson Family Law, providing specialist support for families on everything fro
Gillian Carty has been elected chair of Shepherd and Wedderburn. She will chair the firm's board, working closely with her fellow partners and Andrew Blain, Shepherd and Wedderburn’s managing partner, to chart the firm’s strategic direction over the next three years.
A senior member of the Faculty of Advocates has been appointed to lead an inquiry following the sudden death of an employee of the City of Edinburgh Council. Susanne Tanner QC will chair the independent inquiry which is also to look at the culture within the council.
Alastair Shepherd has been named as the new custodian of the Scottish Barony Register, succeeding Alistair Rennie. Mr Shepherd is currently a partner in Coulters Legal LLP, but is due to retire from private practice in April 2021, after 40 years as a solicitor, with Brodies, Henderson and Jackson WS
Ruaridh Cole has been made up to partner at Burness Paull. Mr Cole is a member of the firm’s funds team and specialises in the formation, structuring and closing of private investment funds and acts for institutional investors in relation to their investments in funds around the world.
Solicitor Allan Argue has started his own practice in Glasgow, Argue & Co Legal, specialising in personal injury claims and employment law. Mr Argue, formerly of Carpenters, was part of the Scottish management team there.
Stewart & Watson has announced the appointment of Catherine Bury, who will join the firm's head office in Turriff as an associate. Accredited as a specialist in agricultural law by the Law Society of Scotland, she will be part of the agriculture team.