Shona Young has been promoted to senior associate in the family law team at Gilson Gray. She has worked exclusively in the area of family law since qualifying as a solicitor in 2017, and specialised in the field during her traineeship.
Caroline MacBeath has joined McEwan Fraser Legal's family law team. Ms MacBeath completed her LLB at the University of Aberdeen in 2002 and later attended Dundee University to complete her diploma in 2011.
Macnabs partner Garry Sutherland has qualified as a solicitor advocate. Mr Sutherland, who started as a trainee with Macnabs over 20 years ago, and who has focused on court and tribunal work for the past two decades, is the only Perth-based solicitor to hold the qualification.
Almira Delibegović-Broome QC is to take on the role of chair of JUSTICE Scotland, succeeding Shelagh McCall QC as chair of the Scottish branch of the law reform charity. JUSTICE has been at the forefront of law reform in the United Kingdom since 1957, aiming to promote a fairer and more accessible
President of the Supreme Court, Lord Reed, is to become a patron of the Aberdeen Law Project. Lord Reed said: “The Aberdeen Law Project is a remarkable student-led project. Its volunteers provide a vital link between the community and the legal system, by improving access to justice and by wor
Private client solicitor Ross Brown has joined Holmes Mackillop Solicitors as a director. Mr Brown, a member of the Society of Estate and Trust Practitioners, has expertise in inheritance tax and business succession planning.
Judge Susan Walker, current vice president of the Employment Tribunal (Scotland), is to be the new president of Employment Tribunals (Scotland) with effect from 16 July. Judge Walker qualified as a solicitor in 1987 and was appointed as an associate with W&J Burness WS in 1990. Following a caree
Laila Kennedy, trainee solicitor at Ledingham Chalmers, has been elected president of the Scottish Young Lawyers’ Association (SYLA) for 2022-2023. Ms Kennedy, who has served on the committee for five years, was elected following the association’s AGM.
Helen Kidd has joined Lindsays' charities and third sector team as a partner and will work with a range of third sector organisations from across the country. Previously a senior associate with Brodies, she is accredited as a specialist in charity law by the Law Society of Scotland and is herself a
Aberdein Considine has appointed senior corporate and employee benefits expert Katie Mearns. Ms Mearns has joined Aberdein Considine in a newly created corporate benefits adviser role, bringing with her over 10 years’ experience working with a range of clients across the country.
Thorntons has strengthened its specialist property teams with the promotion of three new partners. Nicola McCafferty in Dundee and Aimee Gibbons in Glasgow have been appointed as commercial real estate partners while Hannah Fraser in Edinburgh has been elevated to residential property partner.
Five new senators of the College of Justice have been installed at individual ceremonies in Parliament House, Edinburgh. Andrew Young QC, Jonathan Lake QC, Sheriff Lorna Drummond QC, John Scott QC and Michael Stuart QC, were installed in Court 1.
Senior associate and solicitor advocate Michael Collins has joined BTO Solicitors LLP’s property and professional liability team. Mr Collins trained with BTO, qualifying in 2009, and progressed through the ranks in the firm’s insurance litigation team until 2020. He has since spent two y
Katie Boyle has been promoted to chair of international human rights law at the University of Stirling. Professor Boyle leads on human rights research and teaching in the faculty of arts and humanities, including establishing an interdisciplinary masters programme together with Rowan Cruft, professo
The Law Society of Scotland has congratulated John Scott QC as he today takes the precedent-setting step from solicitor advocate to senator of the College of Justice. Lord Scott is one of five new senators taking up their roles today in the College of Justice – the appointments were publicly a