The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) has appointed two new board members. Lynne Collingham and Dale Hughes joined the SLCC board on 15 June and 12 August 2022 respectively. The appointments are for five years.
Alan Stewart is joining Inksters as a consultant solicitor from today. Mr Stewart was a co-founder, in 1997, of McCartney Stewart in Renfrew. For the past three years, after Hugh McCartney retired, he has run that firm as a sole practitioner.
Ledingham Chalmers LLP has announced the acquisition of Inverness-based legal practice Anderson Shaw & Gilbert (ASG). The deal, part of the Aberdeen-headquartered firm’s nationwide growth plans, creates a business with around a £14 million annual turnover and headcount of 196 includi
CMS is bolstering its competition and trade practice with the appointment of Wendy Nicolson as a partner based in its Edinburgh office. Ms Nicolson joins the firm from Pinsent Masons and has extensive experience advising clients across the UK on public procurement and related competition issues, inc
Aberdein Considine has boosted its senior management team. Julie Thomson has been appointed as the firm’s new chief financial officer and Mike Fergusson has been hired as Aberdein Considine’s first chief operating officer.
Professor Lorne Crerar CBE, executive chair and co-founder of Harper Macleod, has been selected to chair the strategic board of the new national public energy agency Heat & Energy Efficiency Scotland. The new agency has been launched by the Scottish government to scale up the delivery of climate
Lord Brailsford will be the new chair of the Scottish Covid-19 Inquiry, Deputy First Minister John Swinney has confirmed in a statement to the Scottish Parliament. Lord Brailsford replaces Lady Poole today.
The Scottish Child Law Centre (SCLC) has launched a Glasgow-based clinic providing free legal advice on all aspects of child and family law. The clinic, initially running for six weeks, will see a team of solicitors from the centre based at Samaritan House in Govanhill. They will provide in person l
TLT partner Stephen McGowan has been re-accredited as a specialist in liquor licensing by the Law Society of Scotland. Mr McGowan, who heads up the licensing team in Scotland, is an expert in licensing law in relation to alcohol but also specialises in advising businesses on civic licensing and gamb
Blackadders has announced the appointment of Leanne Gordon as director in its rural land and business team. Since qualifying in 2012, Ms Gordon has developed her legal skills in rural practice, having dealt with a wide range of rural matters including mineral, sporting and fishing rights, crofting l
Experienced business executive Lorna Jack has been appointed as chair to Opulus Financial, the ‘Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Solutions’ business. For over a decade, Ms Jack held the position of chief executive at the Law Society for Scotland and is now currently chairman of Hi
Aileen Miller has been promoted to partner in the mental health and adults with incapacity department at the Legal Services Agency. After qualifying as a solicitor in August 2010, she began working with well-known Glasgow law firms specialising in immigration law before developing an inte
Gibson Kerr has expanded its team with the appointment of Morgan Perrie as solicitor following her traineeship at another firm. Her move coincides with the promotion of Katie Fulton to senior solicitor following strong client and colleague recommendations.
Lindsays has appointed a new director to its commercial property team. Bringing more than 20 years’ experience and a special interest in advising firms operating in the tourism, hospitality and retail sectors, Martin Bennett's arrival comes as demand for advice in the sector grows and as part
Dallas McMillan Solicitors in Glasgow has recently taken on a sixth trainee, Abbey Freer. Ms Freer joins fellow trainees Katie Deans, Emma Kelly, Martin Clement, Shona Christie and Sorcha Hill. Managing partner David McElroy said: “We are delighted to welcome Abbey to the team. This is the fir