Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has reappointed Lord Stewart of Dirleton KC as Advocate General for Scotland. Commenting on his reappointment, Lord Stewart said: “I am honoured to have been reappointed as Advocate General for Scotland.
Stephen Dick has joined Gilson Gray as a partner. Mr Dick has more than two decades of experience in the property sector and joins Gilson Gray from DLA Piper, where his client base included a range of high-profile investors, developers, landlords, and occupiers. He also previously spent six years wo
The International Bar Association (IBA) has announced that it will establish a new committee – the Forum for Government and Public Lawyers. Andrew Mackenzie and Federica D’Alessandra, both members of the Section on Public and Professional Interest Council, will establish and co-chair the
Andrew Blain has been re-elected as managing partner of Shepherd and Wedderburn from 1 May 2023. Mr Blain was first elected managing partner in 2019 after joining Shepherd and Wedderburn in 1989 and becoming a partner in 1996. He led the firm's corporate practice from 2009 until 2019.
BTO has welcomed Cat MacLean as a partner. She will join the firm’s dispute resolution team in Edinburgh on 14 November. A well-respected legal practitioner, Ms MacLean practised at the bar for 10 years before leading a dispute resolution team in a commercial law firm. She has extensive experi
Barney Ross has been elected Clerk of Faculty following a six-way contest. Mr Ross succeeds Richard Pugh KC, who has stepped down after three-and-a-half years in office.
Glasgow-based Quantuma Advisory has appointed Paul Black as director within its forensic accounting team. Mr Black joins Quantuma as an experienced forensic accountant and expert witness within the Scottish market. Strengthening Quantuma’s expert witness and dispute offering, he will assist in
A solicitor from Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP has received an accreditation in recognition of her expertise in trauma. Emma Letham, associate at WJM, has gained the trauma-informed lawyer certification from the Law Society of Scotland.
The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) has appointed two new board members. Lynne Collingham and Dale Hughes joined the SLCC board on 15 June and 12 August 2022 respectively. The appointments are for five years.
Alan Stewart is joining Inksters as a consultant solicitor from today. Mr Stewart was a co-founder, in 1997, of McCartney Stewart in Renfrew. For the past three years, after Hugh McCartney retired, he has run that firm as a sole practitioner.
Ledingham Chalmers LLP has announced the acquisition of Inverness-based legal practice Anderson Shaw & Gilbert (ASG). The deal, part of the Aberdeen-headquartered firm’s nationwide growth plans, creates a business with around a £14 million annual turnover and headcount of 196 includi
CMS is bolstering its competition and trade practice with the appointment of Wendy Nicolson as a partner based in its Edinburgh office. Ms Nicolson joins the firm from Pinsent Masons and has extensive experience advising clients across the UK on public procurement and related competition issues, inc
Aberdein Considine has boosted its senior management team. Julie Thomson has been appointed as the firm’s new chief financial officer and Mike Fergusson has been hired as Aberdein Considine’s first chief operating officer.
Professor Lorne Crerar CBE, executive chair and co-founder of Harper Macleod, has been selected to chair the strategic board of the new national public energy agency Heat & Energy Efficiency Scotland. The new agency has been launched by the Scottish government to scale up the delivery of climate
Lord Brailsford will be the new chair of the Scottish Covid-19 Inquiry, Deputy First Minister John Swinney has confirmed in a statement to the Scottish Parliament. Lord Brailsford replaces Lady Poole today.