Balfour and Manson has promoted Michaela Guthrie to partner, effective 1 November, taking the number of partners at the firm to 23. Ms Guthrie initially joined Balfour and Manson as a trainee in 2014 and has specialised in medical negligence and personal injury law since 2015. She is accredited by t
Louise Duffy has joined BTO LLP as a legal director heading up the recoveries department. She said: “BTO is well respected in the Scottish legal market for being a full service firm with many excellent lawyers.
Four members of Black Chambers have been appointed as King’s Counsel. Tony Lenehan, Gareth Jones, Steven Borthwick, and Michael Anderson all took silk in the latest appointments. This brings the total of King’s Counsel within Black Chambers to 15.Mr Lenehan called to the bar in 2005, and
Gillespie Macandrew has made a series of key hires. Newly appointed legal directors Fiona Scott, Stewart Dunbar and Garry Gibson joined the firm in September.Rural lawyer Fiona Scott, who joined from Brodies, is recognised for her in-depth experience within the rural property sector, with particular
Optimum Advocates has announced that four members of its stable have been appointed as King’s Counsel: Louise Arrol, Lorraine Glancy, John McElroy and Paul Nelson. They were among the 16 new silks that were appointed this year.
Michael Johnston has joined the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) as a solicitor. Formerly of Miller Hendry in Perth, he worked within the firm’s residential property department and specialised in conveyance on sale, security work, title disputes and the sale and purchases of house
Dallas McMillan Solicitors has announced that Rosslyn Milligan has been assumed as a partner of the firm. She joined Dallas McMillan in August 2020 to head the firm’s private client team and has overseen significant growth in that department since her arrival.
Brodies LLP has appointed leading litigators Clare Bone and Malcolm Gunnyeon. Based in Glasgow, Ms Bone is a top-ranked health and safety and corporate crime lawyer with more than 20 years' specialist experience. Awarded Hall of Fame status by Legal 500 for continued excellence in the field of healt
Magdalena Wlochal has been appointed as a senior associate at Lyons Davidson. Ms Wlochal graduated from the University of Edinburgh with an LLB in 2014. She obtained her diploma in professional legal practice in 2016 at the University of Glasgow and qualified as a solicitor in 2018.
Alastair Gray has been promoted to Head of Scotland at rradar. Mr Gray specialises in business crime and regulatory law, acting for clients throughout Scotland.
Anderson Strathern has been named as a supplier on the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) legal services framework for the first time. The framework will allow public and third sector organisations, including councils, health and emergency services, education bodies and housing associations, to continue
Allan McDougall Solicitors has announced the promotion of Gordon Milligan to partner. Mr Milligan specialises in personal injury law, acting for clients throughout Scotland. A highly experienced solicitor, qualified in both Scotland and England & Wales in addition to being accredited as a specia
Addleshaw Goddard has attracted a new partner to its dispute resolution team in Scotland with the addition of Claire Thornber, who joins from Weightmans Solicitors. Ms Thornber, who is a solicitor advocate, specialises in property litigation and will work closely with the firm's real estate team in
Addleshaw Goddard has boosted its corporate and energy team in Aberdeen with the appointment of Fiona Kindness. Ms Kindness has joined the firm as a partner from Pinsent Masons. She is an experienced corporate lawyer who specialises in advising on M&A and private equity transactions in the energ
The Scottish Arbitration Centre has launched as an administrative body. The announcement was made during ICCA 2022 Edinburgh, which the centre hosted last week. It has announced the publication of its own set arbitral rules, which seek to combine the lessons gleaned from the experience of other arbi