Brodies LLP has appointed two new partners in its Aberdeen office. Elaine Farquharson-Black, a recognised leader in the planning arena, will add further strength to Brodies’ housebuilding and planning teams. She joins Brodies from Burness Paull where she was formerly head of both its planning
Shepherd and Wedderburn has appointed partner and private client specialist Gillian Campbell to lead its offering to private individuals and families, business owners and entrepreneurs in the north of Scotland. Ms Campbell, who is based in the firm’s Aberdeen office, is a highly regarded priva
Gildeas has acquired Fulton’s Solicitors and Estate Agents. The existing Gildeas conveyancing practice will merge with Fulton’s, which will continue trading as a separate entity from its two customer-facing units in Mount Florida and Clarkston.
Morton Fraser has appointed Stephen Clark as senior associate to its corporate law team. Mr Clark brings 12 years’ experience in corporate law to Morton Fraser and is dual-qualified in English and Scots law. Practising across a range of corporate law disciplines with a particular focus on equi
Ledingham Chalmers has announced seven promotions — including two at partner level — in its Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Stirling offices. The firm said these promotions, effective from 6 April, are in line with its continuing focus on growth in sectors including rural, commercial proper
Pictured (L-R): Johnston Clark, John Dargie, Siobhan McGuigan and Jack Boyle Blackadders Solicitors has announced four promotions across its Scottish offices.
Dentons has announced the promotion of 25 new partners from the UK and Europe, including three in Scotland. Edinburgh-based Donald Smith and Glasgow-based Craig Kennedy and Alison Weatherhead have all been made partners in the latest promotions round.
Perthshire law firm Macnabs has announced the promotion of two members of staff as it opens a new office in Blairgowrie. Alan Roughead, who joined the firm from MacRoberts in October 2017, has been promoted to director and will head up the private client department.
Thea Jackson has joined Urquharts in Edinburgh as an associate after working for over 12 years at Turcan Connell’s Edinburgh office, latterly as an associate. She trained and practised in Glasgow, qualifying as a solicitor in 2006.
The Aberdeen Law Project has announced the promotion of Martyna Proczek to the position of student director. Ms Proczek, 20, a third-year law student, is succeeding Lauren Frame as the project’s ninth student director.
BTO Solicitors LLP has appointed David Gibson as its new chairman, succeeding Alan Borthwick. As part of BTO’s new management structure, the firm has also announced its first chief operating officer. Mr Gibson said: "It is a great privilege to be appointed chairman of BTO. I would like to than
Morton Fraser has made three appointments to its construction team through the recruitment of a team of contentious and non-contentious construction specialists. Sandra Cassels will be joining the firm as a partner whilst Julie Scott-Gilroy and Caroline Earnshaw will join as associates.
Davidson Chalmers partner Laura Tainsh has been selected by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to join its forthcoming trade mission to Nigeria. She is the only Scotland-based lawyer joining 18 of her peers from English law firms and chambers at the three-day ‘Legal Services are GREAT’ missio
Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace (RCCW) has increased its Stonehaven presence through the acquisition of local law firm Connons of Stonehaven (Connons). Naomi Mearns, partner and Stonehaven branch principal at RCCW, will be working closely with Scott Rennie, associate solicitor at Connons, to sp
Shoosmiths has announced three new appointments to its real estate team in Edinburgh. Gillian Ralph, previously a partner with Macnabs LLP in Perth has been appointed as a senior associate within the 20-strong team led by real estate partner, Steve Dougherty.