Appointments

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President of the Supreme Court, Lord Reed of Allermuir, has been awarded the honorary degree of LLD by the University of Edinburgh. It is a little over 45 years since Lord Reed’s previous graduation at Edinburgh when, on 14 July 1978, he received the degree of LLB in the company of four others

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BTO has announced its latest round of promotions, including four new partners, with effect from 1 December 2023. This news closely follows the addition of new Edinburgh based partners Tim Edward and Euan Fleming in November.

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Stuart Clubb, partner, solicitor advocate and joint head of the Scottish dispute resolution and litigation team at Shoosmiths in Edinburgh, will take over as chair of the Edinburgh Insolvency Discussion Group (EIDG) on 1 January 2024. Mr Clubb, who specialises in corporate restructuring and insolven

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His Majesty The King has appointed Lesley Dowdalls, Amel Elfallah, Roderick Flinn, Robert More and Charles Walls to the office of sheriff, on the recommendation of First Minister Humza Yousaf. Lesley Dowdalls graduated from the University of Strathclyde in 1986 and was a court practitioner in Ayrshi

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Eildon Housing has appointed Ross Kilshaw and Hannah MacLeod as new board members to its governing body. Ross Kilshaw is managing partner of Cullen Kilshaw LLP, which spans across the Scottish Borders. His specialism is in residential property.

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Anderson Strathern has appointed three new directors. Joanna Millar, a corporate and licensing specialist, Chambers-ranked solicitor with over 25 years’ experience joins as a corporate director. She is well versed in restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, refinancing and advising family busi

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Stephen Goldie will succeed Nick Scott as Brodies' managing partner, commencing 1 May 2024. Louise Shiels and Marion MacInnes have also been promoted as new practice area leaders for the firm's disputes and banking and finance practices respectively.

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Lord Advocate Dorothy Bain KC has been awarded the degree of doctor of laws by her alma mater, the University of Aberdeen. Ms Bain began her legal career as an advocate in 1994 and took silk in 2007. She has extensive experience in both civil and criminal law, instructing in cases at all levels

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Govan Law Centre (GLC) has announced the appointment of Rachel Moon as a partner in the firm of Dailly, Moon & Co., Solicitors at Govan Law Centre. Mike Dailly, principal solicitor and solicitor advocate, said: “Rachel has been a senior solicitor at the law centre for a number of years hea

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Gibson Kerr has appointed Jamie Robertson to the firm’s property department to strengthen the company’s residential conveyancing team in Edinburgh. Having qualified in 2014, he brings with him an abundance of knowledge of the property sector.

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Blackadders LLP has bolstered its business services team in Glasgow with the appointment of John Elder as a commercial property partner. Mr Elder has joined the firm from Shepherd and Wedderburn and has more than 25 years’ experience in commercial real estate. He specialises in cross-border tr

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A lawyer who began his career in Argentina has joined Lindsays. Juan Casal has been appointed as an associate in the corporate and commercial department in Edinburgh.

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Alasdair Hardman will be returning to practice at Themis Advocates on 1 Dec. The stable, which has welcomed Mr Hardman back after a year-long sabbatical, said: "He was an integral part of the stable prior to it becoming Themis Advocates and for the two years that followed and we thoroughly look forw

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Ledingham Chalmers managing partner Jennifer Young has been elected for a second two-year term as secretary of Lawyers Associated Worldwide (LAW) at its recent AGM in Sydney, Australia. Commenting on the officer elections, chair Leon Loganathan, said: “It is a pleasure to chair this organisati

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