Appointments

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Simon Hayes has today been appointed as the new chief land registrar and chief executive of HM Land Registry. Mr Hayes will take up leadership of HM Land Registry in November 2019. He will bring considerable experience from previous roles in the Home Office to lead HM Land Registry in deliverin

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Balfour and Manson has promoted two lawyers to associate: Scott Clair, a solicitor within the litigation team in Edinburgh, and Sophie Hamilton Pike, a family law team solicitor in Aberdeen. Mr Clair, who joined the firm as a trainee in 2015, specialises in resolving civil disputes for both pur

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Robert Gordon University graduate Jamie McGill and University of Glasgow graduate Corinne Skelton have commenced their two-year traineeships with Road Traffic Accident Law (Scotland) LLP. They will be assisting the team of solicitors and represent road users – motorcyclists, cyclists and

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Nine lawyers have been awarded silk, it has been announced by the Judicial Office for Scotland. Those awarded the rank of Queen’s Counsel are advocates Isla Davie, C Euan Duthie, Matt Jackson, Neil Mackenzie, Fred Mackintosh, Michael Meehan, Claire Mitchell, Astrid Smart and solicitor-advocate

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Anderson Strathern has announced a raft of promotions, with three new partner appointments, a senior associate promotion, three senior solicitor promotions and five solicitor promotions. The firm also retained all of its second year trainees. Nick Howie has become a partner in the corporate team. Mr

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Dr Frankie McCarthy has been appointed a Scottish law commissioner. Dr McCarthy is a senior lecturer in private law at the University of Glasgow, where she has taught since 2007. Her teaching and research interests are in property law and family law and she has published widely in relation to b

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Pinsent Masons has added a new perspective to its strategic decision making with the launch of the Spark Board. The aim of the Spark Board is to support an inclusive approach to strategic decision-making, ensuring the firm’s main board benefits from perspectives from outside the elected partne

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Gibson Kerr has promoted Stuart Millar to associate and Caroline MacBeath to senior solicitor. Mr Millar joined Gibson Kerr in 2014 from Shepherd and Wedderburn, while Ms MacBeath joined as a solicitor late last year from Legal Services Agency.

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Lindsays has announced that Emma McGinley and Claire Brown have successfully qualified and joined the firm's dispute resolution and litigation team (Glasgow) and family law team (Dundee) respectively as newly qualified solicitors. During their two-year traineeships they have gained experience workin

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Harper Macleod has agreed a deal to renew its sponsorship of Glasgow Warriors until 2021, which will see the firm's name adorn the Harper Macleod West Stand and the Harper Macleod Club Deck at Scotstoun Stadium. The firm has been part of the Warriors setup since 2015, and will once again be a promin

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MacRoberts welcomed 10 new trainees to the firm last week on the same day it announced a raft of promotions across the business. Banking lawyer Fiona Armour has been promoted to legal director and Dawn MacPherson, Jamie Duff and Victoria McMurray have all been promoted to senior associate.

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Thorntons is celebrating the appointment of eight newly-qualified solicitors following a two-year traineeship. There will be four new faces in the Dundee office as Katy Williams joins the intellectual property team, Vicki Alexander joins commercial property, Katie Fulton joins the family law team an

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