Private client lawyer Lisa Law has joined Ledingham Chalmers as partner in Inverness. She is one of only 10 solicitors accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in incapacity and mental disability law — and the only one based in the Highlands.
Three solicitors at McCash & Hunter have been promoted to partner. Fiona McNaughton, Samantha Lamond and Kenneth McKay have all begun 2023 in their new roles.
Pinsent Masons has appointed Edinburgh-based solicitor advocate Jim Cormack KC as head of its risk advisory services (RAS) group. Mr Cormack succeeds Glasgow-based Laura Cameron, who on taking on the role seven years ago was Pinsent Masons’ first female group head and first female board member
Aberdein Considine has strengthened its lender services practice group (LSPG) with the appointment of a new partner. Zarvin Vandrewala has been appointed a partner in the firm’s banking litigation team and he will be working with clients across the UK.
Blackadders has appointed Annie Fleming to the newly created role of chief financial officer. Ms Fleming will have responsibility for all the financial actions of the firm including ensuring compliance with the Law Society of Scotland Account rules, billing and credit control, cashflow manageme
Chala McKenna, an environmental lawyer at Davidson Chalmers Stewart, has been awarded chartered status with the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM). She joins her colleague Laura Tainsh, a partner at the commercial law firm, to become only the second Scottish solicitor to achieve this
McGovern Reid has opened a new office in Bishopbriggs, Glasgow.
Lawyer Shalinay Raghavan has been appointed as "non-executive whistleblowing champion member" of The State Hospitals Board for Scotland. Miss Raghavan has a keen interest in mental health, staff well-being and good organisational governance. She is currently head of employment law at the Scottish go
Edward Hunter, a partner in Burness Paull’s corporate finance team, has been recognised as a rising star in an industry benchmark. The Lawyer’s annual Hot 100 list, which it describes as “the crème de la crème of the legal world”, features “the most daring
Sheriff Principal Craig Turnbull has been appointed as a senator of the College of Justice in one of a number of judicial appointments made by His Majesty The King on the recommendation of the first minister. The new judge will take up post on 17 May 2023.
One of Scotland’s leading commercial real estate lawyers has joined Aberdein Considine. Chris Richardson – a commercial property practitioner with almost 20 years’ experience – has left Anderson Strathern to join Aberdein Considine as head of commercial real estate for Englan
Squaring Circles founder and senior mediator, Rachael Bicknell, has been appointed to the Panel of Mediators for the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) Arbitration Centre. The ADGM Arbitration Centre serves the international dispute resolution community through its panel of accredited and experienced me
Lindsays has welcomed senior solicitor Omar Mohammed to the firm. Mr Mohammed has advised clients on all matters relating to residential property including the sale and purchase of property, transfers of title, new build purchases, government scheme purchases (LIFT, First Home Fund and Help to Buy),
Anderson Strathern has been appointed as solicitor to Inverness and Cromarty Firth Green Freeport Limited, the company which will manage the green freeport. The aim of the freeports is to boost international trade, investment, regeneration and growth in their geographical areas, while contributing t
Compass has welcomed David McNaughtan KC back to practice after a period as a full time advocate depute in Crown Office. During his time as Crown counsel, he prosecuted High Court trials across Scotland in charges of rape, domestic abuse, historic sex abuse and attempted murder.