Appointments

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Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has confirmed three senior promotions in Scotland as part of its UK-wide growth. Chris McLauchlan, Lisa Dromgoole and Emily Pike from the firm’s Edinburgh office have been appointed as partners.

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Following the upcoming retirement of Sheriff Principal Mhairi Stephen, Her Majesty The Queen has appointed Sheriff Nigel Ross as sheriff principal of the sheriffdom of Lothian and Borders, on the recommendation of First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Sheriff Ross, who sits at Edinburgh Sheriff Court, wil

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Gibson Kerr is setting its sights on becoming the country’s leading provider of mediation services as its third solicitor achieves accredited status. Karen Wylie joined the firm as a senior associate in January and is the latest family lawyer to become an accredited mediator.

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Clyde & Co has announced the promotion of 23 equity partners across its global network, including Andrew Tolmie in Edinburgh. The promoted partners represent each of the firm’s core sectors and each of its regions. There are 14 promotions in insurance, five in projects & construction,

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Following the upcoming retirements of Sheriff Principal Mhairi Stephen and Sheriff Principal Duncan Murray, the Lord President has appointed Sheriff Principal Marysia Lewis as president of the Sheriff Appeal Court and Sheriff Principal Craig Turnbull as vice-president. The appointments are effective

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Duncan Love has been elected as president of the Society of Advocates in Aberdeen. At the society’s annual general meeting Ken MacDonald, a partner at Brodies, passed the presidency on to Mr Love, who is a partner at James & George Collie. Martin Sinclair of Mackinnons and Neil Smith of Bu

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Blackadders LLP has announced a number of appointments: Dale Ross has been made a partner; Emma Sadler has been promoted to associate solicitor, family law; and Robyn Lee has been promoted to senior solicitor, private client. Mr Ross' areas of expertise include executry and trust matters includ

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Lawyers in the family law practice at Brodies LLP have received five new accreditations from the Law Society of Scotland. Sarah Lilley and Rachael Noble have become accredited specialists in family law mediation while Donna McKay has become an accredited specialist in child law. Ms Noble and Ga

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CMS has announced the promotion of five new partners in Scotland. They include Bruce Harvie and Kate Darracott from the corporate team and fellow Edinburgh-based colleagues, Kirsty Nurse from the finance team and Will Anderson from the litigation & arbitration practice. Also promoted to partner

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A consortium led by global law firm Kennedys has been awarded funding from Innovate UK to develop software able to identify and assess reputational risk. The £1.2 million project, Reputation Advisor, will be part-funded by £783,000 from Innovate UK’s Smart Grants scheme, which supp

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Kennedys has appointed a third partner from Clyde & Co as it continues to expand its team in Scotland. Liability expert Lesley Allan specialises in catastrophic and large loss claims and has extensive experience in fatal accident inquiries as well as data protection and freedom of information is

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Vialex has welcomed lawyer Scott Moncur as head of financial services and sustainable development, a newly created position. Mr Moncur joins from Medici Legal Advisors, a boutique firm specialising in digital disruption and fintech.

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Gilson Gray has promoted private client associate Joe Davies to partner. Glen Gilson, group chairman and managing partner of Gilson Gray, said: “Joe has distinguished himself as a great talent with a combination of legal, technological and social foresight which makes him perfect for this lead

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