A pair of property paralegals who have worked together for 15 years have both joined Gilson Gray in its recently-opened Dundee office. Senior paralegals Fiona Nicoll and Louise Duguid have joined the firm from Blackadders.
Addleshaw Goddard has announced a new leadership role for David Kirchin who has been appointed head of Scotland for the firm, combining that additional responsibility with his advisory role as a corporate partner. Mr Kirchin succeeds Malcolm McPherson who has retired from the partnership, but remain
Thorntons has continued to encourage its private client team to pursue training and development, as three more solicitors have recently passed their Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) exams. Chris Gardiner, Stuart Mackie and Lisa Hainey are the latest to complete the STEP qualification
Terra Firma Chambers has announced that Fergus Colquhoun has joined the stable. Prior to calling, Mr Colquhoun trained with an Edinburgh private client firm, gaining extensive experience in most aspects of urban and rural property law, trust law, and taxation.
Morton Fraser has announced 17 new solicitor promotions. The appointments, effective from 1 July, cover the following practice areas: agricultural and rural, banking and finance, commercial property, construction, succession and tax planning, employment and litigation. Forming part of Mort
Lorna Brown, a solicitor in Shepherd and Wedderburn’s private client team, has received an Excellence Award from the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) after achieving the highest mark in Scotland to for the Advanced Certificate in Wills and Executries. Gillian Campbell, Shepherd
Andrew Mackenzie, chief executive of the Scottish Arbitration Centre, has been appointed to the International Bar Association Public Law Committee as its European liaison officer. The IBA is the foremost organisation for international legal practitioners, with a membership of 80,000 lawyers involvin
Axiom Advocates has welcomed two new members – Victoria Arnott and Neale Tosh. Ms Arnott calls after gaining considerable experience as a solicitor in private practice. She was the 2019-2020 Faculty Scholar (joint). Her principal areas of practice are in professional negligence, professional d
Arnot Manderson Advocates has welcomed Jonathan Murphy and Fergus Whyte to the stable following their admission to the Faculty of Advocates in another historic but socially distant calling ceremony held in Parliament Hall. Mr Murphy calls to the bar having previously worked at Gildeas Solicitors in
Peter Braid installed today as a senator of the College of Justice at a ceremony held in Parliament House, where social distancing was observed. Lord Braid was installed before a bench of two judges, the Lord President, Lord Carloway, and the Lord Justice Clerk, Lady Dorrian.
Vicky Fox has been appointed the next chief executive of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, taking over from Mark Ormerod CB, who retires in September. Ms Fox is currently the director of regulation and insight at the Independent Parliamentary St
Blackadders LLP has announced a number of promotions across its offices. The promotions, which take immediate effect, include John Dargie's to legal director in Aberdeen. Mr Dargie joined the firm in 2013 and was made associate solicitor last year. A member of the private client team, he has ex