Michael Gallen, a partner at Fleming and Reid Solicitors, has been elected as president of the Glasgow Bar Association (GBA). The GBA represents and protects the rights and interests of its 400 members in the west of Scotland.
James Milne has been appointed as managing director of McEwan Fraser Legal. Ken McEwan, chief executive of the firm, said: “I am pleased to be welcoming James to the McEwan Fraser Legal team. I have known James for a number of years and have been super impressed with his drive, honesty, and en
An accountancy firm has expanded its presence in Edinburgh with the appointment of one of the city's best-known former lawyers. Greig Honeyman will advise leading figures at Douglas Home & Co, while tapping into his extensive network of family businesses, trusts, lawyers and corporate decision-m
Squaring Circles founder and mediator, Rachael Bicknell, has been appointed to the President’s Panel of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors’ (RICS) for mediation and as a certified mediator with the Singapore International Mediation Institute (SIMI). Ms Bicknell, who was recently
Nadia Cook has started a new position as business development solicitor at Harper Macleod LLP (HM Connect). She said on LinkedIn: "I am thrilled to be part of such a wonderful team and looking forward to meeting and working with our current HM Connect member firms and welcoming new members in the fu
Brandon Malone has transferred to the bar and will become a member of the Faculty of Advocates next month. He said on LinkedIn: "They say that a change is as good as a rest. After 30 years in law firms, 20 of those years as a solicitor advocate, I have decided to transfer to the Scottish Bar. I will
Blackadders has appointed Lindsey Brown as a partner in the firm's private client team in Dundee. Ms Brown has a broad range of experience in various practice areas including residential conveyancing, family law matters, executries, powers of attorney, wills, inheritance tax planning and asset prote
Global law firm Clyde & Co has bolstered its Scottish team with the promotion of Ross Fairweather, Lyndsey Combe and Kay Darling to senior associate. The trio have been promoted in their respective fields of large loss and catastrophic injuries, clinical negligence and defender disease litigatio
UK law firm TLT has elected Bristol-based lawyer Sasha Butterworth as senior partner for a three-year term starting on 1 January 2023. Ms Butterworth takes over from Andrew Glynn, who has been senior partner at TLT for seven years after being re-elected in 2019.
Hastings Legal has promoted Tim Taylor to director with effect from 1st September 2022. Mr Taylor initially joined the Borders firm’s Duns office as a trainee solicitor in 2016 and was later made an associate.
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.