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Paman Singh, of WorkNest, has been recognised as an accredited specialist in employment law by the Law Society of Scotland. Mr Singh has obtained the accreditation in the shortest time on record – it is usually reserved for solicitors who have at least five years’ standing. However, due

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TLT has appointed Karen Hunt as a legal director. She joins from Pinsent Masons and is based in Glasgow.  Ms Hunt has over 25 years’ experience in commercial property. She has worked on many high profile investment and development deals. She also has extensive experience in managing large

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Aberdein Considine has appointed Darren Polson as head of mortgage operations. Mr Polson brings almost 20 years’ experience in financial services and has joined the firm from Mortgage Advice Bureau where he was head of training and performance in Scotland. He will work alongside Greig Brown wh

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Macnabs has announced the promotion of Jane McNicol to senior associate and Clair Cranston to associate. Ms McNicol has nearly 20 years’ experience litigating in the Court of Session, Sheriff Court and tribunals throughout Scotland acting for multi-national companies, insurers, claims companie

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Lindsays has welcomed Aziz Yasin to its commercial property team in Edinburgh as a banking and finance solicitor. Mr Yasin advises banks, borrowers and peer-to-peer lenders in relation to general property finance matters, real estate acquisitions and development finance. He is involved in the prepar

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Weightmans has made three appointments in its Glasgow office. Joanne Farrell joins the firm as a principal associate. She is a specialist defence personal injury solicitor and has joined the firm’s insurance litigation team. Previously at BTO Solicitors LLP for almost 20 years, she brings with

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Two members of Dundee Law School have been appointed by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) to a review body.  Dr Thomas Giddens and Professor Colin Reid are the only members from Scotland among the 22 members of the advisory group which will be reviewing the Benchmark State

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Harper Macleod has been appointed as a supplier on Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) Debt Resolution Services framework. CCS is an executive agency of the UK government, and is the UK’s largest public procurement organisation. It supports the public sector to achieve maximum commercial va

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Kennedys has signalled its continued commitment to growth in Scotland with two new partner hires. The appointments of Gavin Henderson and Daniela Fusi, both formerly Clyde & Co (Scotland) partners, takes the total number of fee earners to 23 across its offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Two new members have joined the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service Board. Ruth Innes QC joins as advocate member and Lynsey Walker as solicitor member. Their four-year terms began this week. They replace Dr Kirsty J Hood QC and Simon J D Catto.

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A public law and net zero policy development expert has joined Burness Paull. Richard Lockhart was previously general counsel of national infrastructure centre of expertise, Scottish Futures Trust.

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Thorntons' Loretta Maxfield has been named a certified specialist in data protection by the Law Society of Scotland. Ms Maxfield, who has been with Thorntons since 2005, specialises in IP, data protection and information governance, and is qualified in both Scots and English law.

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David Strang has been named as the new chair of the Drug Deaths Taskforce. He is a former chief constable who previously chaired the independent inquiry into mental health services in Tayside. Mr Strang was also HM Chief Inspector of Prisons in Scotland. He takes up this new position with immediate

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Justice Secretary Keith Brown has announced the appointment of Lindsay Montgomery as the new lay chairing member of the Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland. Mr Montgomery has substantial experience in the management, leadership and governance of public bodies. Past roles include director of res

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