Appointments

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Blackadders LLP has announced a raft of promotions across both its business services and private client teams in Scotland. Emma Sadler has been promoted to partner in the family law team. Ms Sadler advises on all aspects of family law including divorce, cohabitation, pre-nuptial agreements and issue

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BTO Solicitors LLP has announced the appointment of Grant Hunter as managing partner and Caroline Carr as chair. Mr Hunter has headed the firm’s dispute resolution department for seven years and has served on BTO’s former executive board since 2018. He now assumes overall responsibility

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Graham MacIver has accepted the appointment as first standing junior counsel to the advocate general for Scotland effective from 1 April and Usman Tariq has accepted the appointment as second standing junior counsel on an interim basis from 1 April to 10 September 2024 – when the appointment o

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His Majesty The King has appointed Collette Gallagher, Anna Reid, Joseph Stewart, Lorna Anderson, Clare Arias, Sean Lynch, Angela Farrell, Edward Gilroy, Maria Kicinski, Mark Allan, Neil Kinnear, Clair McLachlan and Mark O’Hanlon to the office of summary sheriff, on the recommendation of the f

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TLT has promoted restructuring and insolvency lawyer Ainslie Benzie. Ms Benzie joined TLT as legal director in 2020 to lead the firm’s restructuring and insolvency practice in Scotland. In her time at the firm, she has led on some of the most complex restructuring and insolvency matters in the

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Harper Macleod has made four senior appointments, including two new partners, to strengthen its expertise in the built environment and energy sectors. Alexis Condie joins as a partner in the firm’s commercial property team in Edinburgh. She has advised on complex leasing, acquisitions and sale

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Jones Whyte has announced a series of promotions across the firm. Roisin Gunn, Kiera Lambie, Ryan Morton, Rebecca Devine, from the private client department have all been promoted to associate solicitor. In the personal injury department, Tanya Bagri and John Bayne have also been promoted to the pos

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The Law Society of Scotland granted extended rights of audience to two new solicitor advocates at a ceremony held at the Court of Session yesterday. Lindsay McNeill, from law firm BTO, and Mohammed Hamza Sarwar at the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) now have extended rights of aud

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Diploma students from the University of Strathclyde have won the Scottish finals of the International Negotiation Competition, which were held at Robert Gordon University. Makki Tahir and Mark Cobain will be heading to the International Finals in July – which are being held in Brazil.

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Martin Burns has joined Inksters Solicitors. Mr Burns has over 30 years’ experience as a solicitor. For 15 of those years he was a sole practitioner at the Bathgate Family Law Practice.

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Janie Law, one of the founding partners and latterly consultant at Family Law Matters Scotland LLP, will be leaving legal practice at the end of this month to take up the post as head of professional practice for mediation at Relationships Scotland. Ms Law holds a post-graduate diploma in counsellin

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Cat McGarrell has joined Gilson Gray after nine years at Thompsons Solicitors. During this time, she was responsible for a range of sensitive group cases involving personal injury and medical product liability and the Kenyan tea farmers’ claim against one of the largest global tea producers la

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Rachael Kelsey has become an associate tenant of 4PB. Many of her cases have international or intra-UK jurisdictional issues, an area of specialism for which she is well known and in respect of which she has built up a UK-wide practice. She has a particular interest in the issues that arise when act

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Nina Taylor has been named as the new chair of Lindsays. The partner in family law will succeed Peter Tweedie, who is retiring both as chairman and a partner from March 31, although he will remain with the firm in a consultancy role.

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Carruthers Gemmill, a family-based law firm with a legacy spanning over 150 years, will become part of BTO Solicitors LLP next month. Under the new arrangement, senior partner Tommy Gemmill, the fifth generation of the Gemmill family, and partner Stephen Watt, will join BTO as consultants in BTO&rsq

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