Appointments

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Compass Chambers has announced the appointment of Angela Grahame QC as senior counsel to the Sheku Bayoh Public Inquiry. The inquiry will be chaired by Lord Bracadale and it will examine the circumstances of the death of Sheku Bayoh, who died in police custody on 3 May 2015.

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Dallas McMillan Solicitors has announced the appointment of Rosslyn Milligan as a senior associate in the firm’s private client department. Ms Milligan is joined at the firm by three new trainee solicitors, Kirsty Adams, Erin Doherty and Liam Mackay, all of whom commenced their traineeships wi

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Davidson Chalmers Stewart has appointed two senior lawyers to its environment, waste and renewables team. Steven McAllister has joined the team as an associate, having previously worked at the world's largest independent renewable energy company, Renewable Energy Systems. Mr McAllister has a wealth

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Thorley Stephenson SSC has announced the appointment of Emma Murdoch as a trainee at the firm. Ms Murdoch will join the family team and will work alongside Nyree Conway, director, and Lesley Turner, associate.

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Joyce Horsman is to take up the role of principal solicitor at Dundee North Law Centre at the end of this month as Peter Kinghorn retires. Ms Horsman will be joining from Fife Law Centre. She qualified as a solicitor in 2003 and has worked at the Scottish government, Shelter Scotland the Scottish Co

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Sarah Stewart, a senior solicitor in the private client team at Harper Macleod, has received a clean sweep of top awards from the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).  Ms Stewart was recently awarded the Worldwide Excellence Award in the STEP Advanced Certificate in Taxation of Tru

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Highland Perthshire law firm, J. & H. Mitchell W.S., has announced that partner Sarah Brown has been accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in charity law. Currently, there are only nine other accredited charity law specialists in Scotland.

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LawCare has appointed a new chair to its board of trustees. Andrew Caplen replaces outgoing chair Bronwen Still as of this month. Mr Caplen is a solicitor, notary public and a former president of the Law Society of England and Wales. He has written and spoken widely on a range of justice and legal i

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Dr Ilona Cairns and Dr Adelyn Wilson have been appointed co-directors of the Centre for Scots Law at Aberdeen University. The centre was established in 2018 to support the enhancement of Scots law as an academic discipline with considerable practical relevance.

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Blackadders has announced the appointment of Peter Duff as chairman. Mr Duff has been a partner in the firm's Glasgow office since it acquired the Morisons LLP Glasgow business in 2019. He is an experienced business lawyer with specific expertise in corporate and commercial law, and his role will fo

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Aberdein Considine has announced the appointment of Nicola Gray as a partner in the firm's employment law team. The move represents Ms Gray's return to the firm where she trained after a seven-year hiatus. She rejoins from Mackinnons, where she previousy led employment services, specialising in the

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Michael McLaughlin has joined Shoosmiths in Glasgow. Formerly of DWF, Mr McLaughlin's appointment follows those of banking partner Fiona Cameron and real estate partner Barry McKeown, who opened the Glasgow office last year.

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Brodies LLP has appointed specialist private client and family lawyers, underlining its commitment to growth in the Highlands and Islands. Lisa Law joins Brodies as director. With more than 12 years' experience, she specialises in wills, power or attorney and guardianship, as well as trusts and exec

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The new Dean of the Faculty of Advocates is Roddy Dunlop QC. Mr Dunlop was the sole nomination to succeed Gordon Jackson QC, who stepped down after four years in office.

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