Appointments

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Lawyers Janet McIntyre and Colin Brown have been elected president and vice president respectively of the Fife Chamber of Commerce. Ms McIntyre, a commercial property partner at Thorntons, was elected at the group’s AGM yesterday.

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DLA Piper has appointed Stuart Murdoch as partner in its Edinburgh litigation & regulatory practice, specialising in financial services disputes and regulatory matters. He joins from Burness Paull, where he was also a partner. He is one of only eight lawyers in the Scottish market recommended fo

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Glasgow legal practice Lynch & Co. has been acquired by Elaine MacDonald, a former associate at Austin Lafferty Ltd. The new firm, MacDonald Lynch, has three former employees and a consultant from the original office. Colin Carr will also join the new operation.

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Clyde & Co has announced the promotions of Alison Tyler and Ann Bonomy to legal directors in Edinburgh and Glasgow respectively as part of its 2021 promotions round. Ms Tyler qualified with the firm in 2011. She is part of the firm's catastrophic and large loss team and specialises in defending

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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. 

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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